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Skoolie Stays

Pulborough , East Sussex

Off-grid glamping in a beautifully converted American school bus located alongside the South Downs in Sussex for an eco-friendly escape.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£110-200 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

Skoolie Stays is managed by Guy

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Guy

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The highlights
  • Genuine American school bus with hand-built interior incorporating original features, modern technology and natural materials.
  • Completely off-grid with solar power, sheep’s wool insulation and water-saving technology for an eco-friendly stay.
  • Clean-burning log stove and efficient insulation mean that this is a cosy hideaway at any time of year.
  • Located in a private meadow on a farm nestled below the hills of the South Downs National Park.

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  • Not suitable for pets.

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Eco Credentials NEW!
Top Scoring

100% powered off-grid

Solar panels

Compost Toilet

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Upcycled converted vehicle

Other green credentials

Natural materials replacing modern ones (straw bales, wool insulation)

Greywater collection

Draft-proofed to a very high level

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Recycling of all recyclable waste

All energy efficient appliances

Eco cleaning products

Eco toiletries

100% recycled toilet tissue, kitchen rolls, etc

Organic and ethically sourced soap / shampoo

Responsibly sourced firewood

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The detail

Tucked away on a privately-owned estate close to the South Downs in Sussex, you’ll stumble across this delightful yellow school bus, originally from Florida. Chosen for its spaciousness and impressive headroom, the Skoolie Stays bus is now living a second life as luxurious, off-grid accommodation with plenty of room for a family of four to enjoy a unique glamping experience. Solar panels, water-saving technology and sheep’s wool insulation ensure that your stay is as environmentally friendly as possible, while the sensitive restoration has retained much of the character of this iconic bus.

From the outside, the striking colour and profile of an American school bus are immediately recognisable. However, step inside and you’ll find that the interior has been carefully designed to create spacious and unique accommodation. It has been hand-built using environmentally-friendly materials where possible, such as recycled American Oak and recovered teak. Original parts of the bus have been recycled and repurposed and you’ll find all the buttons and levers still in the cab.

In the cosy master bedroom at the rear of the bus, there’s a king-sized bed with beautiful views out over the surrounding fields on all sides. There’s space for two children to sleep, or two adults up to 5ft 8, in bunk beds that are designed to fold away during the day. The bathroom features a fully tiled shower and a composting toilet which means no wasted water and no smells.

The centre-piece of the eye-catching kitchen is the ‘penny-table’ countertop, the copper beautifully complementing the wood of the herringbone floor. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stovetop, a fridge and a large sink and is set across from an American diner-style eating area. Two of the original bus seats have been used on either side of a vintage teak school table to create this cosy dining space. There’s also a comfy lounge area with a leather sofa in front of a clean-burning log stove keeping you toasty all year round.

Nestled in a private meadow below the hills of the South Downs, with views over lush green fields and ancient woodland, the Skoolie Stays bus is close to the beautiful villages of Thakeham and Amberley. The private setting means quiet and peace, as well as big skies for framing amazing sunrises and sunsets. There's lots to do, with castles, museums and cosy pubs in the local area also.

Features
Essential
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Cleaning service
  • Walking distance to pub
£110-200 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability

Skoolie Stays is managed by Guy

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Guy

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

High Season (1 APR-30 SEPT)

Midweek - all non-holiday dates

£135 per night
Start your break on Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays. (Must have a Tuesday? Email us)

All weekends & midweek holiday days

£200 per night
Friday and Saturday nights and bank hols, plus all days when within holiday periods (Mon-Sun)

Low Season (1 OCT-31 MAR)

Midweek - all non-holiday dates

£110 per night
Start your break on Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays. (Must have a Tuesday? Email us)

All weekends & midweek holiday days

£158 per night
Friday and Saturday nights and bank hols, plus all days when within holiday periods (Mon-Sun)

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