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Old 02-14-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Reckon we'll be double-deckin'...

My husband and I just got our 60 days notice for our rental and are choosing to move into the 1970 International skoolie conversion that we bought off Craigslist for $1000 a few months ago. We are planning to build a house locally (we're in southern california) and so are planning to stay in that on our land. We just started a blog as well: http://www.littlebusontheprairie.com. It needs a ton of work because it sat for almost ten years. Lots of rat poop, etc.

Just wanted to see if anybody else was local or just starting out like we are and build some connections
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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A little rat poop never hurt anyone! A LOT of rat poop, however....!

Welcome to the site. Best of luck!
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: Reckon we'll be double-deckin'...

First, welcome to the site!

Now lets get down to business. I expect you have talked to the local planning department about your plan to live in your vehicle while you build your house--but if you haven't yet you need to. I too live in So Cal and I can't think of a County, let alone a city where your proposed living arrangement would be allowed without a huge fuss and a lot of bucks. As an example of just how up tight these folks can get, In my city I can't park my bus (house car) on a city street over night. I can't park it on my driveway either--I can park it on a paved area in the back yard or in a garage and no matter where I park it (other than an RV park) I can't sleep in it. I hope your community is a bit more hospitable. Good Luck!
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome! To the best of our knowledge via the building and planning department of our county all we need is a temporary occupancy permit that is good for two years while we build. We have already discussed the situation with our future neighbors as well.

If anybody else has any experience personally with a situation like ours I would love to hear about it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
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Piss on all the formalities.... Happy valentines day.... ..... And rat poop sucks........welcome
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:19 AM   #6
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Re: Reckon we'll be double-deckin'...

BTW, I tried to do a search and didn't pull up much, but does anybody else here have a double-decker conversion? We're currently redoing the flooring in ours and are considering putting laminate on the 2nd floor, but don't want to make it too top-heavy... anybody have any thoughts??

ETA: We are also concerned about extreme heat sleeping up there in the summertime...
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:47 AM   #7
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A little rat poop never hurt anyone! A LOT of rat poop, however....!

Welcome to the site. Best of luck!
You were saying something about A LOT of rat poop? Please continue, because there was a TON. Eep!
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Well, Hantavirus would be a good start.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:34 AM   #9
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Yeah, we've talked about that. Apparently hantavirus is spread when the urine/poop is dry and you inhale it (eg, vacuuming, etc). If you wet it first you don't stir up the dust particles that spread the disease. Also: we've been using gallons of bleach.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:00 PM   #10
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If anybody is interested, we've posted a video tour of our progress here: http://www.littlebusontheprairie.com/video-tour-bus/
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