Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
"Tiny house" conventions and get togethers are usually hosted or arranged by folks trying to sell their sheds on wheels. Since they are EASY to build and so quick to go together its becoming quite an industry.
We have a local guy who was on HGTV with his tiny home biz. He charges like $60,000 for something you could build in two weeks for about $4,000.
He has get togethers all the time, but to this day I don't actually know of a single person LIVING full time or at all in a one hundred square foot shed.
The bus thing has been goin for DECADES. Long before the tiny house trends, long before there was a skoolie.net
But the bus thing is largely a DIY movement, not a marketing/money thing. And thats why it will continue. Us bus people are a much hardier lot that the tiny house folks.
Exactly! Bus conversions are the original and still the best Tiny Homes. A "shed on wheels" - I like that! I think most bus conversions have much more usable space than even the largest Tiny Home because we have underfloor storage. I sometimes think of my bus as an earthship on wheels, sort of . . . I've certainly got more solar panels than any Tiny Home ever could have.
Many years ago I worked in the bicycle business, and one of the independent manufacturers there started a movement called SOPWAMTOS as a reaction against others who just put their name on somebody else's proiducts - Society Of People Who Actually Make Their Own $hit. I think all us bus converters should also be members of it!