Bombed on the Skoolie community
(disclaimer:I am not writing this to upset anyone, it is just an observation I can not understand by myself)
There is a couple here locally that think this site is stupid after I invited them here, yes I helped them pick a bus out, with the intention of building a Skoolie (they liked ours) only problems is apparently this site is poor people and hippies, we are not hippster enough
I guess I wasn't clear enough of what a Skoolie is and the reason behind buying and building one...it is a personal thought process that leads you on a journey as you cut/bend/tear/install/bleed etc...and mold your dream into an old school bus to enjoy life and friends with
Are they building a Skoolie? NO...they are building a "tiny home" I am not a fan of that scene personally.
Guess I will hit post...and then report myself
1) First off it is driving the price of buses up, at least locally.
2) I can not wrap my head around 2 people and a couple dogs living in 280 sq feet or so, their choice tho'
They are young and are putting 40k to 50k into an old flatnose (this is not a rebuilt drive train...it is entirely on or in the old bus)
They are going green...yes..green to help the environment, they will have the roof covered in solar panels and have about 20 batteries! (the reason they wanted underbelly storage, when I heard that, I told them it will not be strong enough as it is)
custom built wood cabinets/cubby holes and a loft (roof raised) floor done in hardwood etc, outside covered in cedar type planks and plenty of insulation so the wood stove will keep it warm in the winter above 2500 ft
AND all of this supported by a composting toilet...yes..I said you mean a toilet that burns the refuse? NO a toilet that can be recycled into fertilizer for our garden.
"A garden? Ugh where?"
"We bought 15 acres and will live in "our tiny home" on it"
I don't agree...and definitely do not understand it...I just looked and said "WHY? You can build a small home and then can expand in the future a room at a time"
The response was "if it is attached to the ground we have to pay taxes on it, and we do not need building permits or inspections building a bus" (they don't want government messing with their lives)
.......I shook my head....I am not jealous...I just do not understand it
I am old I guess...just had to get this off my chest....feel free to explain to me the reasoning behind this growing thought process.