So we took a whole bunch of measurements of the bus months ago and i applied it to sketch-up and then made it in layers over a couple of months of free time. It is not complete, such as the stairs and what not, but everything is to exact dimensions. there is over 20 layers(windows, metal ribs of the bus, chair rail, etc...) in this and is very fun to play with now as i can make each layer appear or not so its not in the way.
The first one here are just a bunch of flat 9 1/2" panels instead of C-channel they like actually are, i also built the wheel well in this layer and then built the plywood box over it without changing the layer and was too lazy to take it out.
This is the drivers area console to the left hand side. switches to the right with shelves and a cubby, CD player on top. Most of this is inspired from one of my favorite builds on here "our bus, our home." The drivers heater box is below that.
The wood-stove, chairs, and fridge i did not make, they were imported into the build.
Here is what i really liked, the glass feature on here which i could turn all the windows into which was awesome, will help with planning which to keep and remove. This helps as well for planning my wiring and which ribs to put light fixtures in and what not. There is a corner couch that i made in the model how it would be made in person, the long side of couch slides out to meet the end of the couch turning into a full size bed, it also lifts up to have storage underneath when a couch.
Here is a rear view, the bed being raised for storage underneath with enough room to sit up in.
Making this model really opened up a lot of storage ideas that i would have never thought of otherwise. I know there will more than likely be plenty of changes once i get to this stage. The toilet and bath are also not picture in here because i didn't feel like making them, i know where they're going anyways.
We have found a 12.6 cu. ft. fridge/freezer combo that uses 333KWH per year, averages $36 a year. will we be skipping a stove top oven combo and use a counter-top convection oven for those needs, and a small energy efficient 2-burner electric stove top.