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Boulder, Colorado

New Build 2012 Chevy Diesel Off-Grid Tiny Home OBO


Seller's Description

We are selling our newly built shuttle bus conversion because our path is taking us overseas and we don't want the bus sitting in storage for the next few years. We just drove it back from VT on July 16th and the bus now in Colorado and available for showings and test drives. The bus is clean, tuned up, and ready for the road. Contact with questions and to discuss offers. Here are some highlights of the bus and a more detailed description below: -       Over 100 sq. ft. of living and storage space built for full-time living and the comforts of home – this is a home on wheels, not your average camper van. -       740-Watts of Solar, 400Ah LiFePO4 Battery storage, all high-end electrical components; Propex 2000 propane heater; Furrion 3-burner stove; big Isotherm Cruise 165 Refrigerator -       2012 Chevrolet Express 4500 Dually Shuttle Bus – no structural damage or accidents in history, spectacular service record -       Height is ~10’4” and registered weight is ~12,300lbs with everything in it. -       Work we have done, Chevy Certified Service under warranty: Fuel pump, injectors, and fuel lines replaced in February 2021, power steering hose and gear box replaced in May 2021, A/C recharged, and hoses replaced in May 2021. NOx sensor and cooling fan clutch replaced in July 2021. Included in the sale are many of the items pictured and listed below: -       25-ft fresh-water hose, grey-water tank hoses and fixtures -       25 + 50 ft of extension cord, 30-Amp shore power cord, 30-Amp plug adapter -       Two 20-lb (full) propane tanks (one built in, one spare) -       Nature’s Head compost toilet (Deep-cleaned, scrubbed, and sanitized with soap and bleach) -       Full-size memory foam Mattress -       Cutting board sink cover, two oven pans, some couple pots and pans, kitchen utensils, 2x ice trays -       Various baskets, boxes, and storage containers -       New Alpine Head Unit with CarPlay, 2 speakers, 2 tweeters Also includes a set of 4 wrangler studded snow/mud tires with less than 4,000 miles on them, a WEN 2000-watt inverter, 12-ft extendable ladder, and much more... ready to live in, ready for the road. There are a few non-urgent things that we did not get around to fixing: the roll-up window handle is broken off (using vice grips to put window up and down), back-up camera is disconnected, and part of the exhaust pipe has a crack, and the brakes will need to be replaced soon. (Full Library of photos from the building process and the completed build: The bus was originally a military shuttle that we bought in 2020 because of no rust, relatively low mileage, and a great service record. We gutted and converted it to an OFF GRID tiny home well-insulated and built for skiing in the winter, mountain campsites, beaches, and all the points in between. Interior Overview: Beginning in the bedroom at the back of the bus, there is a full/double memory foam bed that has a wine cork headboard and an above-bed shelf with space for phones, watches, water bottles, and a 120v outlet with two USB ports. There is a storage drawer at the foot of the bed for easy access to clothes. Next to the bed is a 40” wide closed with hanging storage, a large sliding drawer, and a small drawer. The lowest drawer in the closet is a laundry box that doubles as a step into bed. The bathroom is outfitted with a Nature's Head composting toiled, a custom wood floor mat to hold the toilet in place, water-efficient shower head, and baskets for toiletries. The kitchen includes a large and energy-efficient Isotherm Cruise 165 refrigerator, a Furrion 21" propane oven with a three-burner range. A beautiful, large sink with brass faucet, a four-stage water filter for drinking water, and soap dispenser. There is a drawer under the stove for pots and pans and other kitchen items, and three over-head cabinets for plates, bowls, cutlery, and everything you might need. Across from the kitchen, a comfortable 60" bench with a swivel butcher's block table provides comfortable space for eating, working, and chilling. Tech & House Systems: The house electrical system runs on solar, shore power, and/or charging from the engine. The heart of the system are two 200Ah AIMS LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, providing a total of 400Ah of storage, enough to run the house for 2-5 days off-grid with no sun and no external charging (depending on how much power you're using). With sun, the house can run indefinitely. Two top-of-the-line REC Alpha 365-watt solar panels on the roof will provide plenty of electricity and in full sun can fully charge the batteries in ~5hrs. A Victron Smart Solar Charger charges the batteries from solar, a Victron 2000w inverter converts solar power to 120V and handles incoming shore power when plugged in. A Victron DC-DC charger charges the batteries from the engine's alternator when the bus is running. The house is outfitted with 120V outlets, a Victron battery monitor, and a fuse box for all 12V and 120V electrical components. Heating is from a Propex HS2000 propane heater that can be connected to the house propane tank located in a locker on the side of the bus, or connected to a secondary propane tank. Storage: Above the cabin is a large "bubble" for general storage, a second smaller cabinet where the bus's fuse box is, with even more storage. Under the bench is a space for shoe storage. Under the bed is a cubby with a shelf in it that can be used to store clothes, or whatever else is needed. In the back of the bus, under the bed is the "garage." The garage has two long-cabinets that were designed to hold two pairs of skis/snowboards each. There are a few small cubby's boxes that can be used for storage. Also in the garage is the 40-gallon water tank, water pump and accumulator, and the 120V 4-gallon water heater. We will putt together a user manual for the buyer so you will have instructions on how everything works, how to access everything you'll need. A few things to note: Since we got the bus at ~117k miles we put on about 10k so we're currently around 127,000 miles and will porbably be close to 130,000 by the sale. Duramax engines are known for lasting well over 300k miles (which is why we wanted this particular kind of bus and engine). The fuel pump failed at 120k so it has brand new fuel pump, fuel injectors, and fuel pressure gauge. We fixed the A/C, replaced the power steering gearbox, and had the front right wheel hubs replaced as well as replacing a ball-bearing in the left front wheel. Final note: The driver's seat does not slide back as far as a standard car seat so I would not recommended for drivers over 6 feet tall. The seat goes forward, so if you’re shorter you will have no problem. (The height of the ceiling in the bus is probably a little over 6 feet).


  • make: Chevrolet
  • model: C4500 6.6 Duramax Diesel
  • year: 2012
  • odometer: 129,700 miles
  • sleeps: 2
  • type: Bus
  • roof: Hi-top
  • fuel: Diesel


  • ac_unit
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar
  • electrical_services
  • Heater
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Backup Camera
  • shower
  • Extra Storage
  • Toilet
  • 4wd
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow Hitch
  • tv
  • Water Tank
  • Leveling Jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike Rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

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