Originally Posted by Animistic Katie
Just had to add to that because I truly feel like we have a village of knowledgeable supporters and great circumstances to make this happen.
That seems to be the case. Many people struggle with where to park while building, and not having the knowledge and support system in place. You seem to have that covered.
I think you mom is onto something regarding the water situation. You should have a tank on the bus (grey too, for traveling), but definitely have a way to tote the water to the bus. Those plastic water totes are pretty ubiquitous, I've seen them for ATVs even. We (2 adults) go through 100 gal every 14 days or so, more if we were to shower as we did in our sticks-and-bricks, pre-bus life.
Our bus warms up nicely in the sun, even in the winter. We kept all of the windows, and so we get a decent amount of solar gain (maybe 20deg above ambient temps?). Night time is a whole different story. I think you'd be best served maybe by a propane system that's vented. We've got a wood stove that serves us well during the day, but the burn time is too short to be able to use it overnight.
It sounds like y'all may be on your way to a successful endeavor.