My son, let's call him Noah cause that's his name, purchased this used school bus from the Salem Oregon Unified School District.
I'd say long. If by conventional you mean what kind of seats? Then this is a front engined, automatic, with school bus seats.
Noah's been living in Portland, Oregon, "Where college graduates go to retire".
The plan for Portlander's in their mid 20's is to have multiple low paying jobs, none more than 20 hrs per week. At lease one job must be food related. If you can land a job in a brewpub even better.
My son and his girl friend also scour the bins at Goodwill. We're talking about the last stop bins before Goodwill recycles what's left. You buy items by the pound. They then resell the items on E-Bay and Craigslist.
Think jeans purchased at Goodwill for a buck then resold for 30 to 40 bucks. The best are the extra extra large sizes. Someone who weighs 400 lbs probably can't buy jeans in a store. These sizes aren't used a lot and around the house those people probably are wearing sweat pants. Heck I am.
In the spirit of earning no more money than it takes to squeak by, they plan to move into the bus by spring and live off the grid!!!