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Old 07-08-2017, 01:22 PM   #1
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Selling house and buying a bus in...two weeks

Hello! I've just sold my house and will be buying a bus in two weeks. There will be a few days of homelessness coupled by challenges of where I can work on my bus without a driveway or garage.

I'm hoping it'll take a week to cut out the seats, set up electric, and insulate everything. I'm probably thinking wishfully.. then I'm just going to throw my stuff in there and work on everything else bit by bit..

This is definitely something I've been imagining for more than ten years now. Probably close to 20, honestly. I'll probably buy Diesel, five or six windows.. I used to drive a school bus for an ISD in my area so the bus driving isn't intimidating me at least.
However, my ten year old and our three dogs... That poses my biggest challenge. But, we're all pumped about it. Anyway, hello. And I plan on spending the majority of my next few days reading every single post on this wonderful forum..
Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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Sold your house but haven't picked the bus you're buying yet? That's a bold move, Cotton!
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:19 AM   #3
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Well, the house needed to be sold. And, the money for the house doesn't happen until the day of.. so it is my only move.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:05 AM   #4
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That is how I financed my first bus & conversion.

I found the bus I wanted and had an offer on my house. I tried to talk the seller into carrying a 30 day note and he refused. We had to have the funds from closing to pick up the bus.

We moved all of our stuff into storage and checked into the Holiday Inn. Closed the sale on the house, picked up the bus and spent a few nights on an air mattress in the back of the bus. Then we found a modest place to rent for a few months and went to work full time on the conversion. Less than three months we were on the road. I spent 6+ years on the road.

Good luck!!
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