Originally Posted by brokedown
You got it, it's down to local ordinances. You wouldn't have any trouble in the country, but in a typical neighborhood you an expect to be protected and served. I built my first bus on commercial property I was leasing, my second bus I built in a field off a dirt road. I didn't have any trouble with either, but my friends who tried to build a bus in the driveway had a very different experience.
I am selling the house I currently have within a few months, and plan to do the conversion elsewhere. not sure where yet, so not doing it in a driveway in a neighborhood, so I should avoid those issues.
I have found several pieces of land that are about an acre in size with dirt road access, I am thinking of getting one or two of them and after the bus is converted I would move onto the land and see what happened. If someone complains I would have to leave, but it could take a long time before that happened if ever. I would be coming and going fairly often, so I would think that people would realize I am not there 100% of the time, so they might just leave me alone.
I thought about buying the land now, and planting a circle of bamboo around where I plan to park the bus, after a year or so it would be a large screen of green that should dissuade prying eyes.
I don't plan to be in FL longer than about 8 more years (until my youngest is out of school) so I really don't want to buy another house just so I have a place to park the bus, but I might just get a cheap piece of property with an old double wide already on it, and then just use it as a place to park the bus. Ideally though I would prefer just uncleared land and peace and quiet.
I plan to be off grid, and use only a grey-water tank, which I would possibly hand-dig my own disposal/settlement tank for. I only need to be here during the school year for 8 years or so, which hopefully means I can get away with it.
It is too populated in FL