I've recently introduced myself here as a new DIYer with my 81 GMC Bluebird and wanted to update my experience since I left Florida.
Made it to Texas and spent some time visiting family in Dallas, but didn't want to overstay my welcome, so was looking for a place I could park, live and work on my bus, and an RV park or the side of my brother's house was out of the question.
I was thrilled when Phil, the owner of Awesome Possum Van Works, a DIY Conversion Ranch, reached out to me - and they were just two hours west of Dallas.
I've not only found a place to live and work on my bus, I've also got access to all the tools, helping hands, advice, and an actual full service shop if and as needed.
All I can say is I am in a DIYers conversion paradise, oh and it's cheap! $80 a week for the premium spot (water and electric access) $50 for primitive spots.
If you are doing a bus conversion and can make your way to Graham, Texas, I'd highly recommend checking out Awesome Possum Van Works.
They were also recently featured on Cheap RV Living with Bob Wells. Type Awesome Possum Van Works into youtube to find that video.
If you can swing by, let me know. I'll be here for the next month or so working on "Old School" and will give you the grand tour!