Long time reader and first time poster. I'm a "young professional" that's jumped the corporate ladder since college and decided I didn't like where it took me or where the ladder led. So, down a new road!
My wife and I are looking to get into the RV lifestyle because of our affinity for travel and freedom. Born and raised in the Midwest, we have strong family connections, but are comfortable living remotely. We have lived in Oregon, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Missouri. We have traveled several hundred thousand miles together in our 5 years together.
A reason that we're interested in a Skoolie is because of my size and the ability to customize. I'm 6'8" and most RV's do not fit me comfortably. Our plan is to raise the roof on a skoolie, or whatever bus we find that fits us perfectly. I will be taking a sabbatical from my industry shortly and plan on buying, retrofitting, and moving into our new custom RV home full time this spring/summer/fall.
We have 2 small dogs that we love dearly. I am an avid motorcyclist and a classically trained musician. I also manage a facebook page with 8,000+ followers, about RV Living.
My wife is an amazing chef, snowboarder, and avid music finder.
We are moving our lifestyle to be completely remote, or working from the bus. I currently manage a grain and feed operation in the Midwest and my wife works as an Analyst for a healthcare management system.
Must Haves for our Skoolie/Bus Conversion:
Reliable Starter Bus
Interior Ceiling Height of 6'10" or greater
4 seasons capable (Wisconsin or Arizona)
Off Grid Capable (solar, large enough tanks)
Customized to fit our exact needs
I love reading about the builds and plan on utilizing some of the intense knowledge I see to be available.