American School Bus Glamping in Sussex

Secluded luxury and quiet. Come bus glamping with a view of the sea and miles and miles of green fields.

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Perched in a fantastic private rural spot atop the majestic hills of the South Downs, less than a mile from Beachy Head and the start of the South Downs Way, Skoolie Stays offers a unique American school bus glamping experience in the glorious Sussex countryside.


With easy access to cultural Eastbourne, stunning Seven Sisters Country Park and the gorgeously cosy and historic pubs of nearby local villages, our spot in the South Downs National Park is the perfect balance of quirky escapism, off-grid living and classic Sussex experience. 

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  • Sleeps 2-4

    King-size bed, fold-down bunk beds (6ft length)

  • Kitchen

    Fridge, freezer box, 2-burner stove

  • Comfy lounge

    Large leather sofa with plenty of cosy cushions and blankets

  • Log Burning Stove

    Ecosy DEFRA approved log burner & separate instant hot-air heater

  • Private deck

    Fantastic side deck - walk straight out from the master bedroom to enjoy the views

  • Full bathroom

    Tiled shower, 'Simploo' composting toilet (no smells!)

  • Dining table

    Original bus seats repurposed to create a diner table for 4

  • South Downs location

    Up on the hills above Beachy Head and Eastbourne

  • Original features - modern luxuries

    The perfect blend of iconic Americana and glamping comfort

  • Private outdoor space

    Your own field! Loads of space to run around in. Complete with hammocks, windbreak, rugs, firepit and oak benches

What our guests say about us

We work hard to keep the Skoolie Stays bus glamping experience exciting, enchanting, and fresh for all our guests of all ages. 


This is just a selection but you can see all our reviews on our Facebook page or our Google listing  and  tune in to our social media to follow along! 



Skoolie Stays is a solar powered luxury glamping bolthole.  It has been lovingly converted and features original hand-made furniture and creative metal finishes alongside repurposed pieces of the original bus.  

accommodation close to beachy head


With sea-views across the Sussex coast above Eastbourne and the white cliffs of Beachy Head, our fantastic location offers so much. Close by are charming villages, country-pubs, magnificent seaside architecture, the South Downs Way and beaches.

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things to do

Hike or bike the hills and cliffs, visit the local villages, immerse yourself in Seaside fun or get your culture fix at the Towner Gallery or nearby Charleston House. Soak up world famous views minutes from your front door, and enjoy fantastic restaurants and pubs.

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Bringing a US School Bus from Florida to Sussex

“Skoolie Stays was born out of a love of American school bus conversions. We spent an incredible year travelling 14,000 miles across 20 different states in our first school bus and when we returned to Sussex we knew we had to bring one back to show the folks back home!  We can’t wait to show you the finished SKOOLIE STAYS bus.  Expect comfort, surprises, tons of character, and the best location for your own Skoolie Stay!”


Guy & Ruth in New Mexico 2019, imagining a future UK Skoolie adventure.

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