I am thrilled to have stumbled across your awesome conversion!! I am planning on quitting my job this summer and travel the US to celebrate turning 30 in my own conversion. I am going to look at this bus tomorrow... http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/4887625465.html
After the research I have done it seems like a decent deal and I am hoping that I can talk them down a bit. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you spend on the conversion? My family thinks I am not going to be able to make this happen inside of 3 months, I cant do the work myself and it will cost me $12,000. I work in the construction industry as a project manager but don't have much experience with actually building though I do know my way around a drill and a rotating saw.
For the more complicated aspects like electric and plumbing I thought I could hire some of the guys I work with could help me as a side job. I don't want to spend the money on the labor but I am worried that I won't be able to figure out how to do it all myself.
Any feedback or advise you can give me would be a huge help!