Hello from Denver!
Hello all! My partner and I are a couple living here in the Mile High City, loving Colorado but hating paying around $1300/month in rent and utilities for a small apartment that we can't change or customize.
We've been fascinated by the tiny house movement for a while, and in particular the idea of converting a bus into a mobile home is something I've dreamed of since I was a kid. Seeing now how many other people are already converting and living in Skoolies, we feel very encouraged to give it a try!
I recently came into a bit of a financial windfall, nothing huge, but I have about 20k in cash to work with right out of the gate, and will possibly be trying to secure a personal loan of about 5-10k to get everything done according to our (tentative) plans. So many options, so much to figure out!
We are actually going to look at a bus tomorrow that's already partially converted. I plan to get a mechanic to check it out and verify the state of the engine/chassis/etc. since I am not really mechanically knowledgeable (though eager to learn).
I'm reading tons of stuff on this forum, which seems awesome, and watching lots of YouTube videos of course. ;) You all sound like some pretty neat folks, and I hope to learn a lot here and eventually contribute myself as well.
Viva la Skoolie! 🚌