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Old 03-22-2015, 02:28 AM   #1
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Hi there. I just bought a 4-foot Bluebird schoolbus that I intend to turn into an off-grid capable tiny home. I am so excited - I've been dreaming about this since I was a little kid. I have NO idea what I'm doing - I figure I'll reasearch and learn as I go - and hire out a lot of the complicated work. Looking forward to perusing this site, as well as seeing what everyone else is working on.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:21 AM   #2
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Welcome, where did you find a four foot bus?
I doubt you'll really need to "hire out" if you just take your time and do plenty of research.
You yourself can do it. I "hire" friends for the things I don't know and I look on while they're helping. You'll learn new skills and make new friends as you go.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:35 AM   #3
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Welcome, where did you find a four foot bus?
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In the market for a short one myself. Longer than that though.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #4
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Now that's what I call a "shorty"!
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:45 PM   #5
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This is my favorite thing I have seen all week!
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:01 PM   #6
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Ha ha! Ya'll are hilarious! Love the pic. B-) Good to know that my new bus won't be a money pit though, and that I can do the work myself. I don't know a lot about construction and I don't own any tools, but I learn fast and am not afraid of hard work. I guess the first order of business is to rip out the inside and insulate the bus. Is there a thread here about that?
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:56 AM   #7
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Ha ha! Ya'll are hilarious! Love the pic. B-) Good to know that my new bus won't be a money pit though, and that I can do the work myself. I don't know a lot about construction and I don't own any tools, but I learn fast and am not afraid of hard work. I guess the first order of business is to rip out the inside and insulate the bus. Is there a thread here about that?
This build shows in detail the Full tear down to the skeleton.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...ime-10138.html

This one shows how to shorten a bus.
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