Welcome to the asylum! Given your presented thesis, I'd say all y'all'll fit right in.
You have picked probably THE toughest row to hoe. As a solitary live-in builder, I was constantly bumping into myself, as I couldn't completely empty my cargo, having to awkwardly work around stuff.
If there'd been anyone else on board, contusions may well have resulted...
Initial demolition to spread open wide your creative canvas is a filthy, messy, and sometimes even toxic, process. And do you *really* want that detritus and crap accreting in your bed and cooking gear, et al?
I salute your resolve, and wish it's evolution all of the very best!
Those who say that it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it.