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Old 02-14-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. You can call me Messenger.

A little about me:

I'm college student who's been in community college a little too long, but I love learning. I'm disability benefits. There's pros and cons to this. I love making things and I have a dream to live a simple life with my simple income.

About my dream:

It was a few years ago that I came across Tiny Homes on the inter-webs. I don't remember exactly what brought me to it, but I was fascinated. Ever since I've want to build one. So I showered for plans. And found two I like. Started planning my floor plan. Yeah...

There's two big drawbacks:
1. My income is low, I'm talking less than $1000 a month.
2. Since I'm on SSI, I can't have more than $2000 in savings. I find this ridiculous, because even if I make my own money I still can't have more than $2000 in savings.

So my stich:

A new trailer costs about $4000. I'm not sure about used ones, because of the potential need to modify and or repair them before one can start building. Though I'd love to make a Tiny Home this way.

The Alternative:

This is why I'm here.
In my search/research about Tiny Homes, I came across school bus conversions as well as using other vehicles to make Tiny Homes. The bus conversions cought my I, because the cost of the used school bus can be around that $2000 mark and in running order. Also, one has the shell of the home already buil.

So here I am still in the planing...dream stage. I hope I can find the help I need to get started planing.

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Old 02-14-2016, 02:02 PM   #2
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I can't have more than $2000 in savings.
If you have the ability to put more away, just keep it in a jar. Savings don't pay enough to make any difference anyway.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:22 PM   #3
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welcome, and that's what jars are for.
my bus build viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5931
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #4
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The problem isn't that I'm not able to save more then $2000, it's the fact that if I do I could lose my SSI. This is one thing I don't like about SSI. You just can't get any where with it. Any ways, on my income, the more expensive things I will have to save up for.

I figure the first I do need to find a place to put the bus, after I get one, to convert it. before getting too far into the planing. Also to get rid of a lot of stuff. I wonder what I can get out of some of my large appliances. This will be a fun adventure.
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