Thirtysomething fem from Oklahoma here who belongs in the high desert instead of the Great Plains. I'm def an out-west wolf, with New Mexico being my current and longtime love. Just visited AZ in Oct 2014 for the first time, and I think I could fall in love with her, too.
Three months of weather below 60*F is too much of it for me. I got turned on to the school bus/rv conversion idea a little while back, but only recently got pretty excited about the prospect of it when I realized that there are quite a few people doing it.
Getting ahold of a good bus wouldn't be much of an issue, but I have ZERO handyman/trade skills myself (*insert group cringe here*), so doing the conversion myself (or getting it done) would be the difficult/costly/involved part for me.
After looking around the internet quite a bit, gathering pics and ideas and reading firsthand accounts, I'm wondering if the best thing to do isn't to get a bus (I want a smaller one: somewhere in the 40-60 seating range instead of the 70+ passenger size), strip the seats out, maybe put some flooring in and a lifted spot to bunk down (just so it's not on the floor), and then take it road-tripping some. Find out just what my own personal necessities would be as far as space and equipment, etc.
So that might be the next step.
Also, I'm wide open to buying a completed conversion as well. I'm continuing to look around online for these.
So that's me! Any suggestions or help along these lines are welcome, if you feel like dropping me a line.
Thanks! Good to find a forum like this.