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Old 11-08-2018, 07:05 PM   #71
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Minibus vs Bus for 1 Person

Hi everybody! I am interested in buying and converting a skoolie to live on the road, but I am not sure about the size of the bus I should get. I am debating between a full-sized bus and a minibus. I am going to travel solo, so I won't need a ton of space. I am also worried about parking, since I plan on selling my car. I want a bus I can park with reasonable ease.

I do, however, need enough space for a fully functional kitchen, laundry station, bed, and a table of some sort.

What do you guys think? I've been using your site for a while to plan but I can't seem to find anyone else asking this question.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:12 AM   #72
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Hi everybody! I am interested in buying and converting a skoolie to live on the road, but I am not sure about the size of the bus I should get. I am debating between a full-sized bus and a minibus. I am going to travel solo, so I won't need a ton of space. I am also worried about parking, since I plan on selling my car. I want a bus I can park with reasonable ease.

I do, however, need enough space for a fully functional kitchen, laundry station, bed, and a table of some sort.

What do you guys think? I've been using your site for a while to plan but I can't seem to find anyone else asking this question.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:51 AM   #73
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Hi everybody! I am interested in buying and converting a skoolie to live on the road, but I am not sure about the size of the bus I should get. I am debating between a full-sized bus and a minibus. I am going to travel solo, so I won't need a ton of space. I am also worried about parking, since I plan on selling my car. I want a bus I can park with reasonable ease.

I do, however, need enough space for a fully functional kitchen, laundry station, bed, and a table of some sort.

What do you guys think? I've been using your site for a while to plan but I can't seem to find anyone else asking this question.

Thanks for all your help!

X2 on the start a thread part.
(For example, you mention laundry - but no bathroom? Laundry also tends to need a lot of water, and a decent hot water heater.)



Also, so look at the short bus conversion forum - just pick some threads, and start reading. Look at peoples floor plans and overall layouts and ask yourself "would this work for me?" Does it have the features you want? What is there room for, what isn't there room for?

After a while, that might give you a better idea of what you can fit into a short bus - and you can figure out if you need to adjust your expectations, or adjust the size bus you want to buy. (I'm having the same problem - I'd like a cutaway, but I think I need a short full-size to get what I want into it - but I'm not sure what I want will line up with how I'd actually use it - so I'm going around in circles.)

I think everyone is asking the same question you are, just not quite as directly.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:54 AM   #74
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