Hey, I'm new here. Nice you meet you New Here. Actually, you can call me Hoppy.
Anyways, Hi! I'm an audio video guy from Vermont. I do voice overs, create radio ads, mix and master audio, edit video, and create informational YouTube videos for a living. My family has instilled the travel bug into me (road tripped America, URail'd Europe, been to S. Africa, New Zealand, S. Korea, etc. and my sis has been to all 7 continents before age 30). So, you could say I'm crazy about 2 things: being creative and traveling.
In an attempt to combine those interests, I've started designing a bus conversion to live in and work out of. I'm a very simple guy, don't mind roughing it (Eagle Scout), don't need a restroom (hippie with a Planet Fitness membership), don't have many physical possessions (minimalist lifestyle). So, a short bus or shuttle seems to me would fit all my belongings and needs.
I've budgeted $15k for the bus, renovations, and loads of solar. Totally off-grid. Will do all the work myself, and 90% will by DIY furniture/storage systems. Looking for a 1998-2003 E450 7.3 diesel.
Here are some screenshots of a design I worked up in SketchUp. Sure would love some advice and comments from a community such as this one! Hope to be joining the Skoolie crew in the next year or so.