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Old 05-08-2018, 11:05 AM   #1
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Looking for not-hipster bus builds

Hey Guys, don't take my frankness for being rude I know everyone loves there own style. I am looking for builds that are not covered in stained wood and corrugated metal. I can only ever find the tiny house style wood covered interiors. I am looking for something action sports inspired or offroad overland. we have been looking at 72 pas bus to convert for our 6 person family. I am looking for something different though. Its going to be our pirate ship...our space exploration rig, and I would like it to reflect that not in a cheesy way, sorta more of a military'esk expedition sorta vibe. I have already done some extensive searching and I know how it goes posting on a forum...someone is always gonna wanna chime in with the "you know there is a search function" haha.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:17 PM   #2
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You know there is a search function, right?
Your inquiry is very vague on what you want. Go to your UserCP and fill out your profile. Then go to the Conversion threads and see if you can find what you're looking for.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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There really aren't too many hipsters around in here.
There was one guy who used beard oil, but to each their own.

Hippie bus builds some of us are indeed guilty as charged.

Most of the active members of this community are very creative, inventive folks who live active lives. Adventurous folks.

Look around at the various REAL build projects on here and if you don't like what you see build something that represents YOU. We can't do that for ya!
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:38 PM   #4
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There really aren't too many hipsters around in here.
There was one guy who used beard oil, but to each their own.

Hippie bus builds some of us are indeed guilty as charged.

Most of the active members of this community are very creative, inventive folks who live active lives. Adventurous folks.

Look around at the various REAL build projects on here and if you don't like what you see build something that represents YOU. We can't do that for ya!
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its hard to tell what you really Like without it being described..

im not sure what a 'hipster' build is... or what your flavor is? you say not wood.. but are you glass N chrome, modular (moveable walls), mid-century modern? old american? whats your general style. that you like in a home.. and thats the style you build in a bus..

someone i talked to recently is going to build their bus into a "tiny downtown loft" style with lots of big windows, bright inside colors, metal, and "glass"..

if you can dream it you can build it... Youtube is also a great resource.. lots of people do tours of their busses on youtube, before, during, and after their conversions..

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Hey Dangerdad (great username),

We're working on a build right now where the client described his target style as "a cross between a pirate ship and a log cabin".

Still not quite sure what that means, but we're converting a heavy-duty workhorse van into a full-time home. He plans to take it to Mexico to boondock for the next 10 years. The build just started last week so I don't have any good pictures to show, but I think the design is going to come out similar to what you described...everything very functional and tasteful rather than whimsical, off-road and stealth camping capable...in other words a real expedition vehicle.

I'd be happy to chat about design and/or keep you in the loop as this build progresses.
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Another option for design options is looking at the tiny homes built on trailers to get ideas. Typically similarly sized so a lot of the build ideas will work in a bus. You can remove all the windows, sheet metal over them, and you have a completely fresh canvas to do whatever you can dream of.

also, a lot of people do the wood and corrugated metal stuff because of budget restraints, not because of anything that's hipster related. It's not everyone's cup of tea though so what I'll be using is FRP panels for a shower, and my interior will be painted. Wood designs can actually be more expensive a lot of the time too depending on the wood chosen, but when you can recycle stuff you get for free it looks great when you don't have much money for your build
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May be he did... Falling water has pretty low ceilings

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May be he did... Falling water has pretty low ceilings
...and leaked...
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Yeah , and expensive, may be one of his middle names was Thomas.. nevertheless pretty cool stuff he designed.

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