I am new to this forum, and thrown into this "bus livin" thing in a matter of days!
I was driving not 15 miles from my house in a neighboring town when I saw a beautiful huge bus sitting on the side of the road with for sale signs on it.. So I stopped and took some pictures, thinking maybe one of my ambitious friends, all of which talk of tiny home creation like they'll be starting there building tomorrow..
Anyway I called the number painted on the bus and talked to the owner for a good 12 minutes about the thing.. And my curiosity grew. It was owned by a church who did all the maintaince on it to keep it safe for children, then it was sold to the current owner who seems almost a bit over anxious to sell it for "best offer" by the first of next month.
I am supposed to be traveling internationally, with a airfare pass that was granted to me but I've been caught up with falling in love, tearing my car apart and now.. The possibility of building my own home and never paying for rent electricity or the like for at least my whole college experience..
The bus is a 1973 deasil cummins manual 5 speed with a new clutch and batteries, runs and drives great all electrical works.. I offered $1000 and so far my offer is the best.
Here are some photos.
I am thinking IF I end up buying this huge dream project, I should drive it to a truck auto shop and have them test compression and such prior to purchasing?
No dmv backfees, title in hand.
Opinions?? I'm 19 and over ambitious, so tease me and don't stall on being brutally honest with your comments.