Mande and Ben Tucker’s 1992 International school bus had everything they were looking for when they bought it—low mileage; little rust on the body; and a powerful, 7.3-liter engine. The latter would be especially useful considering the couple wanted to use their skoolie for epic outdoor adventures, whether that be tooling along the Icefields Parkway in Canada or staying closer to home at Michigan’s Lake Macatawa.
Since its makeover, the bus has been dubbed Fern, in honor of the main character in Charlotte’s Web (Mande is a second grade teacher). Follow along with Fern’s transformation below.
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Before: The Interior
After: The Interior
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Design and Construction: Mande and Ben Tucker (@fernthebus)