So, I have the itch. I want to build a skoolie. I had the notion about a year ago, but after my recent camping trip to see the eclipse, I have the itch again. Last year it was about 80/20 against the idea, now I am around 70/30 in favor of making the jump.
My biggest concerns are, well, buying the bus; then of course finding a place to store and work on it. I am working on those right now, but I want your ideas and input I guess. I'm going to post my v2 rough plans. I am thinking of a 66-77 passenger bus that I will convert for full time living. Since I currently live in SE WI, and have family in N IL, I will need to be sure to build it for the cold. I will be, and have been, foraging around the various threads to get ideas, and I can see you guys and gals are a great group with lots of ideas.
I'm pretty darn creative, and very handy so I am not worried about my capability to finish the build. I have a general timeline through the first 6mo, let me know if I should change anything.
Jan - Buy, then strip the interior bare. Then finalize the plans
Feb - Remove unwanted windows, install conduit along exterior walls, and fit the through the floor plumbing
Mar- Insulate and lay subfloor, frame walls and bed frame, and install ceiling
April - Install Water and propane tanks. Plumb and install bathroom.
May - Install 120v primary electrical.
June - Farm benches and panel walls
Here is the current v2 rough plans:
Any input is very welcome.