I've been stalking these forums for a bit, but never made an account. Is that weird? I hope not.
Anyway, approximately half a year ago, I visited a friend of mine in Joshua Tree. He lives in a Chevy Cargo van. I've put off visiting him for so long, until I ran out of excuses. I didn't want to sleep in his van with him. People live in houses, I thought. Forgive my novice. I realized how wrong I was.
When I arrived to Joshua Tree, we did some sight seeing, and hiking, of course. But we ended up going to this meet up type deal, and there were a few skoolies there. I don't mind saying, my mind was blown. The buses were beautiful. I didn't want to leave. I thought they were so cool. I was like a little boy who had gone to his first monster truck show. Not to mention how nice and family oriented everyone was. Needless to say, I was hooked. One of them had this deck on top of their bus, and we chilled up there drinking Vita Ice. The Vita Ice part is irrelevant, but it's what we did! It was pretty nice. I wanted a skoolie...I want a skoolie.
I don't think I can convert to the skoolie life completely, and live off-grid, but I am determined to make a skoolie my own. I've been trying to make my way into the food truck business for some time and now due to my recent travels, I want to combine it with my skoolie dream. I think flat-nose buses look so cool. Especially the Thomas HDX models. I love the snoopy ears, or whatever you personally call those mirrors. With that, I want to buy one and convert it into a food truck. I've been jotting down ideas from all the threads I've been reading on this site, and pictures you all have posted. It's been wonderful.
I started a Kickstarter to help me in my skoolie food bus conversion. I'm hoping that you would give it a read. Maybe even donate. If not, no worries. Maybe you have some ideas for me! I want to thank you all for the wealth of knowledge in this site. You'll be hearing from me soon with questions, I'm sure. I hope to make some great relationships with you guys.
Thank you so much!