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Old 08-27-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hi everyone ! I'm 71 and want to convert a 36' school bus into a tiny home. Why at this age?? 1 1/2 yrs ago I tried to help a friend and his invalid mother, by letting them move into my home. He committed fraud putting my mobile home/land in his name. He became hostile & aggressive. For my own safety & sanity I left & have been living with a friend for the last year. With the help of an Attorney I will have my home/land back Sept 30. All my belongings are stored in the bus & every time I sit in it the feeling of happiness, peace & calm fill my soul! My dream is: sell the mobile home. Use the money to convert the bus into a permanent tiny home to live in for the rest of my years...in the woods, listening to nature, critters and the water in the creek. I'm going to try to do this on my own with hopefully, help from a few friends Any help, suggestions etc. would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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Hi everyone ! I'm 71 and want to convert a 36' school bus into a tiny home. Why at this age?? 1 1/2 yrs ago I tried to help a friend and his invalid mother, by letting them move into my home. He committed fraud putting my mobile home/land in his name. He became hostile & aggressive. For my own safety & sanity I left & have been living with a friend for the last year. With the help of an Attorney I will have my home/land back Sept 30. All my belongings are stored in the bus & every time I sit in it the feeling of happiness, peace & calm fill my soul! My dream is: sell the mobile home. Use the money to convert the bus into a permanent tiny home to live in for the rest of my years...in the woods, listening to nature, critters and the water in the creek. I'm going to try to do this on my own with hopefully, help from a few friends Any help, suggestions etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Do not sell the land and home. If you do, where will you convert it? Where will you put you household goods currently stored in the bus? Does the bus run?
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for responding. I wrote a long reply. Thought I sent it. But it's not showing up. Will check back later today.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:25 AM   #4
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I am with Rivetboy on this one ... use the house as a place to work on your build. Of course, you may need to sell to have the funds to build the skoolie.


With respect to your long reply ... if a post does not immediately show up in the thread, it is not there ... gone.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:50 AM   #5
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The bus drives good. I have a 21' camper on my property I can live in while working on the bus. Furniture etc is in storage. The bus has clothes and kitchen stuff in it right now that can be stored in a shed on the property. I'm planning on moving the bus on the property in it's permanent spot after the mobile home is sold. Then work on it there. I would love to travel in it but everyone's telling me not too in case it breaks down. Will the tires and motor be ok to park and not drive.? Thanks guys!��
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