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Old 09-20-2017, 09:50 AM   #1
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Any other women doing conversion?

Hi, I'm Jessi and I just bought a 91 Bluebird b700F turbodiesel. I've wanted to do a conversion for a few years, since helping an ex bf with his (he's on here somewhere). When the chance came around to buy a great bus for not much money I jumped and now I'm elbow deep. My goal is to do this conversion as beautifully as possible for the least money possible. I'm going to salvage parts and materials and make the space cozy and welcoming. Fireplace, shower, composting toilet, a bunk for my daughter and a beautiful mural on the outside. I'm taking the seats out now, will tear up the rubber and install the floor so I can get things rolling!!

Just curious how many women are here doing their conversions. I'd like to be plugged in to a badass community of skoolie women!
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:05 AM   #2
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There are a few (WanderWoman comes to mind) but far more teams than single people I think. We've met a bunch of skoolie folks and I'm surprised to find very few single people and a lot of happy couples working together.

Anyway this community is awesome and everyone here is friendly and helpful so let's all build our buses!

PS - We were just in your town a couple days ago, rolling east.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:13 AM   #3
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I did mine by myself, a one man show. But yes the norm I have seen is couples. I always wonder out of all the social media and youtube stuff out there. How many follow all the way though make it though the conversion and live in the bus as planed for say over one year. vs getting overwhelmed and sell during conversion or sell it right after it's done.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:16 AM   #4
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I have been called a lot of things - but not yet a Single lady. Wait... I am now rethinking
Welcome - sounds like a great bus!
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:57 AM   #5
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single female skoolie here... got help rippin out seats but the rest is solo project for me...I am not going to be traveling in mine so this helps with not having to deal with engine type issues... It is a retirement space for me on property I bought.... seats are now out and am moving forward... wander woman was encouraging and has some great pictures... Good Luck and enjoy the ride
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:08 PM   #6
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brokedown, that's awesome! It's a great little town.

Gonce4, I'm at the seat stage also, they're bolted through the floor and I'm going to need help too. I'll check out Wander Woman, thanks for the tip!
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:16 PM   #7
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Single skoolie converter here! I'm in Florida, near completion and 9 days out from hitting the road!
There is a Facebook group called 4 wheels and a bra which are all women that have various forms of RVs. The group is run by Missy Miller from the Discovering Us Bus... and there are loads of bad ass skoolie women on there!
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:26 PM   #8
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Sandi where are you headed to?

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:36 PM   #9
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Sandi where are you headed to?

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After our skoolie get together in central Florida Sept 29-Oct 1, I am heading to Maine to see the fall foliage and chasing the leaves down the Appalachian Trail
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Nice! We may cross paths depending on how far you drive in a day.

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