I am 24 but have wanted to take the plunge since I was 6. Maybe things will change soon and I will be able to finally get one. When I was a kid I always wanted to convert a bus. I loved riding the bus to school and espically on field trips. When I was 7 I built my first RV, well if you can call it that. It was a refergerator box attached to some plywood and my wagon.
I used a aluminum turkey rosting tray for the sink and a water jug with a built in dispenser.
I got seriously intrested in a real bus about 2 years ago when my wife and I went camping with some friends. We planned to just visit for the day but we had so much fun we ended up spending the night. As I was trying to fall asleep on the hard ground in a tiny tent I thought about how comfortable it would be to have a small utility trailer to use as a steel tent.
After looking at the prices of them I had an idea pop into my head. I thought for the hell of it I would look at the price of an old bus. I was plesently surprised at how little I could get one for.
I have been hooked ever since. I first discovered the nazi group on yahoo and then when this group was formed I was very happy to join. I have been looking at and researchingn different types, makes, and models of buses ever since. It seems like every types has its good and bad points.
I have decided on a skoolie because they are usually in better shape and much newer thn transits or coaches. Where else can you find a 12 year old bus with a 4 stroke diesel in it with 100.000 or less miles for $2000 or less?