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Old 11-12-2015, 10:02 PM   #1
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Woohoo, I'm about to sell everything I own!

Heyo everyone! My name is Hunter, I'm 20 and living in eastern Tennessee. I'd been considering building a small off grid home for myself for a long time now so that I can save money, go back to school, and fund some long distance motorcycle trips I've been dreaming about. The original plan was to build into a 40' shipping container but then I realized that buses on Govdeals were going for less than the price of containers, and when it's time to move it will be a tremendously less difficult thing to do. The lease on my apartment is up soon so I'm currently in the process of Craigslisting off all of my non-essential junk and looking for a piece of land to rent that's remote enough to undertake this project. I should have the initial funds to get the bus in February and will most likely be living out of it as I work and build onto it. I put together a YouTube channel earlier today called Riverstone and will probably being doing an introductory video tomorrow with the floorplan and plans for the bus & channel. I'll make periodic updates with what I've learned through research and eventually through trial and error. But anyway, excited to be part of the site. I can't wait to hear what advice the wise old bearded bus builders have to offer!
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:16 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to the forum. There is LOTS of info on this site for whatever project you want to start for four bus.

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and post pictures...
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:51 PM   #3
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Welcome.....have you ever been over to Summertown, TN to the old "Steven Gaskins" farm. I know it has changed tremendously but there are still a few old hippies there that can probably share some of their trials & tribulations living full time in a bus. I doubt there are many buses remaining but who knows.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:05 PM   #4
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what bus did you get?
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:34 PM   #5
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and post pictures...
Of course, or "it didn't happen"!

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Welcome.....have you ever been over to Summertown, TN to the old "Steven Gaskins" farm. I know it has changed tremendously but there are still a few old hippies there that can probably share some of their trials & tribulations living full time in a bus. I doubt there are many buses remaining but who knows.
I've never heard of a Stevens Gaskins farm but I pass through Summertown when I visit family that lives out that way. I'll look into it and check it out next time I go that way. Thanks!

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what bus did you get?
Haven't gotten my hands on one quite yet. Hoping for a rear-engined diesel with an emergency door on the side but I'm not so picky. It will probably come down mostly to what's up for auction and within my budget. Still, that being said, I need to do more research on what specific make/engine/transmission I should be shooting for.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:44 PM   #6
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Theres an old out of print book about converted bus living called "Roll Your Own". Written in the early 70's, it has lots of stories about the Gaskin family caravan.
Stephen Gaskin and his family and friends were legendary among the counter-culture. He also appeared in quite a few issues of high times. He was a great guy. He died last year, unfortunately.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:54 AM   #7
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Welcome and when you say east TN, what are you referring to?
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:17 PM   #8
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great decision, respect.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:47 PM   #9
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Welcome and when you say east TN, what are you referring to?
I'm in the Cookeville area, so a bit of a drive but not too far.
I'm tempted to head closer to Knoxville when I start looking for land to rent though, I've got family that lives there also.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #10
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Cookville is like 1/3 of the state WEST of me ...one day I will share grill space and a few beers with another Skoolie owner

again goodluck!
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