The Painted Buffalo is a Traveling Art Studio built in the belly of a retired marching band school bus. With the help of local Greensboro, North Carolina community members, Veterans across the country and other supporters, the retired school bus was converted into a skoolie.
What's a skoolie you ask? A skoolie is a school bus that is converted into an alternative living space much like an RV.
Jessica Rambo and her family are dedicated to the mission to art and currently reside in the Traveling Studio full time.
The Painted Buffalo is equipped with an 8 foot by 8 foot living room/ art studio space, a fully functioning kitchen with a stove/oven combo, 7.6 cubic inch fridge and loads of art material space. The Skoolie has a functioning composting toilet restroom, shower and bath capabilities. I have room to snuggle 6 people in and sleep comfortably.
With the layout of the traveling studio, art classes are hosted aboard the bus in our living room, or outside when weather is permitting.