Re: An introduction- Ephrosynos the bus.
Welcome Katie. What a great bus! It's so nice to have a bus with history, feel like you're just a chapter in something bigger.
I'm also trying to figure out how to plan my roof raise. I'm also incredibly inspired by Gracie and want to do more of a loft-style than a conventional cut everything lift the entire roof weld it back type. I don't know what the costs are yet, but I'm hoping to complete it by the end of September, so I'll be able to share with everyone then how it went / is going.
With your millions of books, it seems like you should be able to use them to create space in your decor. Whether a small spot for a half-walled library and a comfy chair or as an aesthetic barrier to the lofted area. I.E. seems like on Gracie that meditation area could be turned into a small nook-ish library. Don't know how hot it would get up there though...
Anyways, Welcome, it's great to have you!