Bus-Curious in Boston
First my main question: What are the options for places to park a skoolie for full-time living in the greater Boston area? I'm trying to find a place with an hour or less commute to the city and I'm willing to pay rent, but part of my interest in a skoolie is to cut down on rent costs so lower price is better.
Now my story: I am a recent college grad exploring the option of living in a skoolie full-time. I've been interested in skoolies for quite a while now, and went to a tiny house festival last year in Georgia where I was able to explore a few in person (maybe I met one or two of you). After graduating I looked for work specifically in less urban areas in hopes of buying a bit of land for a skoolie but fate has provided me with a job in the center of Boston which starts in May. Additionally, the friend I was planning on finding an apartment with has been furloughed due to decreased business during the coronavirus outbreak.
I don't know if I can bring myself to pay ~$1,800 a month for a decent single apartment and so I'm re-investigating the skoolie option. If I can find one already converted that fits my needs then I plan to buy, otherwise I will work on the conversion while living at my parent's house (a 1.5-2 hour commute to the city).
I have pretty much no idea what options are available for somewhere to stay long-term. I think the ideal situation would be finding a home/landowner with an unused bit of land where I can set up for a bit of rent, but I'm not aware of where I would go to ask and what the laws are regarding such a setup in MA/NH. I am also aware that there are tiny home communities in other parts of the country but I don't know of any in my area. Finally, I would be willing to live in an RV park but I know that many don't take skoolies and it would probably be the most expensive option. Whichever route I go, I plan to have a bus that can operate mostly off-grid with solar power, a composting toilet, large water tank, etc. so I don't need anywhere with RV hook-ups.
I'd greatly appreciate any advice or info!