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Skoolie Beach

A Place to Experience Skoolie Life

A Place to Experience Skoolie Life

Since I was a child, I spent my summer vacations in the Lowcountry of SC. Every time my Dad drove over the causeway, I would roll down the window and smell the air. Have you ever smelled pluff mud mixed with salty sea air? Oh, that is the smell of my home. I didn’t know it then, but years later it would become home to Skoolie Beach, a place to experience Skoolie life.

Why The Lowcountry of South Carolina?

As a child, when I traveled down the winding road lined with mossy covered Oaks, my heart raced. I couldn’t wait to get out of the car, put my toes in the sand, and fling open the door to my Grandparents’ house. Sweet tea and banana pudding were waiting for our arrival. The days were spent lying in the sun, playing in the ocean, and enjoying life outdoors. As I got older, I learned the history of Charleston, SC and of my ancestors. Visiting plantation homes, the battleship USS Yorktown, crabbing, and savoring the foods of the area are memories that I treasure.
So, when Jeff and I talked about moving from Tennessee, it was only natural that I wanted to move to the Lowcountry. We were looking for a small spot of land to park our bus and someday build a tiny house. When searching the internet, the property that Skoolie Beach is on appeared before our eyes. (Totally a post for another day.) Within a few days, Jeff made a trip to Edisto Island to check out the land.

The Dream Begins

After seeing the property, a dream to make it into a place to experience Skoolie life for owners and people who were in the dreaming phase was born. The vision is to give people the experiences that I had as a child. One where they can find treasures in the sand, or pull a crab out of the water with a piece of chicken on the end of a string. One where when their head falls on the pillow, they think, “I want to remember this Skoolie day forever.”

We Welcome Skoolies

Today, Skoolie Beach has 2 – 30 amp sites for Skoolie owners to park their bus and one place to experience Skoolie life in a bus that Skoolie Homes converted.  There are also 2 off-grid sites and places to set up a tent if the kiddos want to ‘rough-it” outside the Skoolie. Pets are welcome with responsible owners.
There is a bathhouse with a full bathroom and laundry. Because most of us work remotely or at least enjoy some computer time, free Wifi is available. Behind Skoolie Beach is another 3 acres where you can explore, hike, and find a secluded spot to get lost for a day. In the middle of the summer, remember to bring along water and mosquito repellant. It is the Lowcountry after all, so watch out for the marsh and pluff mud!

Edisto Island, SC

The Atlantic Ocean is only 1 minute and 57 seconds from our drive to your toes in the water. Pack a picnic lunch, slather on some sunscreen, and grab some towels for a day at the beach. Within minutes from Skoolie Beach, you will find seafood restaurants, a great burger joint, and delicious pizza. Of course, it wouldn’t be a beach vacation without souvenirs. You will find these quaint little shops to hold some special treats.
After a day exploring the beach or Edisto Island, come back to Skoolie Beach for a campfire right outside your door.
If you have the time for a day trip off the island, Charleston is located only 45 minutes away. The Morris Island Lighthouse on Folly Beach is less than an hour away and Savannah, Ga is about 1.5 hours from Skoolie Beach. There’s shopping, coffee shops, and fun activities for the kids if it is raining and you want to find adventure away from your Skoolie.

It’s Island Life

One important thing to remember before visiting Skoolie Beach is, this is island life. The water is rich in iron and has a salty taste. The locals drink it but most people bring their own water.

Come Visit Us

Check out Try It Tiny – Wonderland Bus,  or Try It Tiny -Skoolie Beach and book your spot on Skoolie Beach today. We look forward to sharing our home and love of this beautiful island with you.
9 Comments
  • samyprez
    Posted at 17:08h, 12 December Reply

    Love it, i will be visiting that spot as soon as i finish my build – traveling from Miami, FL>

    • discoveringus
      Posted at 02:09h, 21 December Reply

      One of the things we love most about Skoolie life is meeting other Skoolie owners. We look forward to getting to know you when you are finished with your bus.

  • Ross Osborne
    Posted at 17:55h, 12 December Reply

    I got my (our) bus in Aug 2017. ’05 Freightliner 48 passenger Thomas coach. Rust free with MBE900 engine, Allison automatic and air brakes…from Etowah County Schools in Alabama. We live in NW Washington state. I flew to Alabama and drove it back. It didn’t skip a beat, luckily. It wasn’t the best time to begin a conversion, because of too much other work, but I couldn’t pass up that bus when I saw it at auction. I’ll start construction after the holidays. The plan is to build it off grid capable. Marcia and I will come see you when we get to that area.

  • Nigel William
    Posted at 15:39h, 20 January Reply

    Hi, Jeff and Missy! This is an amazing article! I really enjoyed reading it and imagine all of these beautiful views. The place sounds great for spending some quality time with the family and relaxing. I was wondering, in what time of year there are most visitors?

    • discoveringus
      Posted at 00:27h, 09 February Reply

      Hi Nigel, Most visitors come to Edisto June, July, and August. Personally, I love the island best March-May.

  • Kelly C
    Posted at 19:40h, 25 May Reply

    omg no way! This sounds like PARADISE! We are still in the planning / saving phase but I am setting things into motion to make this Dream a reality for our family! I am starting a blog, and doing everything I can to make income, hopefully I can bring my husband home from his job within a year and this can become a reality for us! NJ here!

  • Sarah Cummings
    Posted at 10:53h, 12 June Reply

    Heya Jeff and Missy! What an incredible life you guys lead. Can’t wait to check out more of your blog. Also, what is pluff mud?? I’ve never heard of such anything before.

    • discoveringus
      Posted at 01:47h, 05 August Reply

      Hi Sarah, Pluff mud is the mud at the edge of the marsh or estuary. It is hard to describe but once you experience it you will never for it!!

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