I'm brand spanking new to this site, and I think it's awesome. I'm not too new to the idea of conversions and living life out on the road; however, there is one thing that I've been wondering about in particular: showers in a short Skoolie.
I haven't purchased a bus or van yet, but I plan to in the near future. In full sized Skoolies, it's pretty common to see a shower, however I've only seen one example of this in a shorter vehicle, and that was in a skipper. Also, with that example, she had a bed that was her converted couch/table area.
I'd like to have a permanent bed (as this will be a long term lifestyle and house; I don't want to have to pull out the bed every time). Also, a good kitchen area is very important to me (both my partner, whom I will be travelling with, and I are chefs), so I don't want to skimp on that space. I do plan on having only two burners and a small oven, along with some prep area (counter) and a one basin sink.
At the same time, I think it would be really nice to have a shower. I plan on travelling through various climates, on both extremes, so an outdoor shower might not always be an option. I've thought about maybe utilizing the steps of a bus as a shower area. I've also thought about cutting the shower area into the foot of the bed a bit (maybe halfway?). That's of course not the most ideal option, but it's something.
Do you have any suggestions of floor plans to include a shower in a skipper or short Skoolie? I'd be perfectly okay with having a composting toilet in the wet room and having to step around it during a shower. I'm just not exactly sure where to put it and how to plan around it.
Thank you <3 All of your ideas and comments are appreciated! Can't wait to embark on this journey.