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Old 03-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #11
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Living on a space while trying to convert it is the worst idea ever.

Your belongings will always be in the way of the conversion, your tools and building materials will always be in the way of you trying to live. The filth of construction will get into everything you own. Most of the dust from cutting building material is deadly to humans. You will be moving stuff over and over again. Not fun.

I have lived in construction zones over and over again. I will never do it again.

That's why I live in my shed vs trying to live in my bus.

This is also one of the reasons I'm building my bus. I will always have somewhere clean to live, no matter what work site I'm on.

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:44 AM   #12
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I am curious as to why you say that it would be hard to convert a school bus in hampton roads? My wife and I are a bit concern on how we are to approach this project while living in hampton roads due to the fact that we live in a townhouse and have no avaliable space to work on one, though I might have a friend just across the state line, just have to ask him if it would be cool to park it, and work on it there.


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Old 03-22-2015, 12:11 PM   #13
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Thanks for your post. I understand what you mean living in a construction zone. My house turn into one when I first bought it, but, we are past that now. We do have a bit on our plate. I know trying to have our bus all complete by the end of 2016 is pretty ambitious, but it will keep us focused. Learning what is really important, and what is needed in life and how to down size is the one of the very first things to tackle for us. We've recognized this, and donated a lot to salvation army. We both want a simpler life, one that is more enjoyed living then playing stupid rat race games "keeping up with Joneses". My wife loves actual books in fact, she smells them, I really just enjoy nature and we both love animals. Are intentions are to down size, rent the house out, live in the bus full time and travel, even go abroad. Find that place that we don't want to leave, and park it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:25 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by brohig View Post

I am curious as to why you say that it would be hard to convert a school bus in hampton roads?
Perhaps you have more space than was in the neighbourhoods we saw while there. My in-laws were living in one of the historic neighbourhoods and things were very tight. Both spacial and local rules/regulations. We had a heck of a time delivering building materials without upsetting anyone (David was there working on their Victorian house). Or parking more than the 2 vehicles allotted per house. Granted that was a designated historic neighbourhood but none of the neighbourhoods we saw were someplace you could easily park a bus.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:09 PM   #15
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We are in Norfolk as well (Hubby is in the Navy) and we are looking to be in our Skoolie by 2016. Small world!

Best of luck!
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:14 AM   #16
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Best of luck as well to you and your family, on you all is adventures. I read thread on your family plan, with three buses and a little bit of land, sounds like a fun challenge. Maybe our families could help each other with our skoolie plans, with us being local.

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