Originally Posted by Hearse Driver
Converting one of these small ones could be very interesting. I guess it would depend on what all accomodations you want to try to pack into it. If you're going for fully self-contained you would have quite a bit of creative planning to do but it can be done. The hardest part would be setting up the floorplan while taking into consideration any underbody items like fuel tanks. And then there's the wheelwells to think about. And where the waste tank drains will be located.
How much interior floor length do you have on the door side of the bus?
The shorter the bus, the more creative you have to get!
It's definitely going to be interesting. We're not planning on being completely self-contained. I think we've got about 12' of length on the door side, give or take.
Our tentative plan is to make a loft bed in the back, with storage underneath. We've converted it to run on WVO, so we'll need some storage in the back for containers of vegetable oil. Other than that, we're planning on keeping the place pretty open: a dresser, collapsable table and a couple of chairs. Nothing fancy. We are going to install a solar panel on the roof and set up a wind turbine, so power-wise we should be self-contained. Should be fun. I'll post pictures once the construction gets underway.