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Old 06-10-2015, 08:19 PM   #31
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My wife and I are getting ready to jettison a bunch of our junk and live in our bus full-time as our tiny home. We just moved from one apartment to another and we agreed a bunch of this crap NEEDS to GO!

No, you're not crazy. You are resourceful in your thinking. THEY are crazy for not thinking beyond their nose..... Just sayin'.....
My son and I are sitting here in a
2500 sq. ft. house, (brick on concrete slab),
3 bedrooms,
2 bath,
1 office
fireplace with insert
2 car attached garage,
2 car detached garage,
1 RV garage,
2 car carport,
25x25 covered back patio on slab...
on 3 fenced city lots, and modern storm cellar. Tornado siren in alley

Built in 1967, top to bottom $30,000 remodel in November 2013, new S.S. appliances,

For a family that could use the space, it would be a great deal for $900 a month... I'm just sitting here looking around, saying "why am i doing it?"





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Old 06-10-2015, 08:48 PM   #32
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I'd be happy living like this.... my actual needs are very small!
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:49 PM   #33
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Because you, like me and a bunch of others, were convinced by our upbringing that this "American Dream" fits everyone. We bought into someone else's idea of what life should be like. Now that we're older, and, with a bit of luck, wiser, we now see that the "American Dream" is what WE make of it, not someone else - to fit into their cookie-cutter idea of life.

My walk-away from this is less is leaner and better for us. It's not for everyone, but it IS for us. My wife has a BUNCH of files and junk to throw out. I have some, but not as much. We're both on the same page. We agree we have no use for a big house. Too much WORK - YUCK!!!

We prefer to take our home with us when we travel. That's our end-game. And we're ditching a bunch of junk we don't need to achieve it.

Our family thought we were nuts until we show them the financial end of our thinking. NO mortgage, NO major over-head, the ability to leave incase of a hurricane or other disaster, the ability to go to where the jobs are and not worry about a boat-anchor - er - home to sell, and so on. So we decided to stay as renters until our son is through high school, help him with his own bus and SUV so he can go to where the jobs are as well. His girlfriend and her family agree with our thoughts on this subject as well. I'd rather have the means to visit my friends whom are all over this country and not worry about finances and all the other crap involved with owning a home.

Just my opinion......
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:54 PM   #34
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Because you, like me and a bunch of others, were convinced by our upbringing that this "American Dream" fits everyone. We bought into someone else's idea of what life should be like. Now that we're older, and, with a bit of luck, wiser, we now see that the "American Dream" is what WE make of it, not someone else - to fit into their cookie-cutter idea of life.

My walk-away from this is less is leaner and better for us. It's not for everyone, but it IS for us. My wife has a BUNCH of files and junk to throw out. I have some, but not as much. We're both on the same page. We agree we have no use for a big house. Too much WORK - YUCK!!!

We prefer to take our home with us when we travel. That's our end-game. And we're ditching a bunch of junk we don't need to achieve it.

Our family thought we were nuts until we show them the financial end of our thinking. NO mortgage, NO major over-head, the ability to leave incase of a hurricane or other disaster, the ability to go to where the jobs are and not worry about a boat-anchor - er - home to sell, and so on. So we decided to stay as renters until our son is through high school, help him with his own bus and SUV so he can go to where the jobs are as well. His girlfriend and her family agree with our thoughts on this subject as well. I'd rather have the means to visit my friends whom are all over this country and not worry about finances and all the other crap involved with owning a home.

Just my opinion......
you nailed it!
The only reason I'm still connected to this town is my son and his high school.
Starting/closing pitcher for his team with 3.9 GPA.
I cannot upset that, he'll be a senior this next year.
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:28 PM   #35
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packing

ready to get back to the woods....
just this time, without the camper!

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:49 AM   #36
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agree agree agree with everyone's comments....
my friends and family think I'm "nuts" and "crazy"...
Well maybe I am but I'm looking for happiness and I maybe I'll find it in my school bus
I just have to get it converted first I just won it at auction a couple of days ago so I'm hoping I'll get to start it up today and check it out. Mind you....I know NOTHING about it LOL
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:18 PM   #37
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agree agree agree with everyone's comments....
my friends and family think I'm "nuts" and "crazy"...
Well maybe I am but I'm looking for happiness and I maybe I'll find it in my school bus
I just have to get it converted first I just won it at auction a couple of days ago so I'm hoping I'll get to start it up today and check it out. Mind you....I know NOTHING about it LOL
Well your family might not think much of it.... But I'm glad you're here!
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:07 AM   #38
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Well your family might not think much of it.... But I'm glad you're here!
Thank you!!!
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:30 AM   #39
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Why are friends, family, and associates so averse to the idea of glamping.
Yes you are crazy. Backpacking is the only way to go. A skoolie only works for a house. Try carrying one.
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:41 AM   #40
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But, I've also taken these boys to dinner and watched this kid not leave a tip, where I've taught my son to always leave a tip!

I teach my son NEEDS vs. WANTS.

/rant off
Agree with the rest but not this part. While $2.59 (or whatever wait help is paid) sucks, it's a TIP. If you provide standard service you get 10~15% depending on my mood. If you give crappie service, your tip will be "don't plant corn early" or "consider a new profession".

Not leaving a tip because you're a douche noodle like soft kid is unacceptable.
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