Been lurking on this board for awhile. I really do wanna be a skoolie owner someday. I am cursed with all the usual character flaws that tend to steer folks to such idiocy. If I was single, I'm sure I would have joined your ranks by now and would probably be living in one. Trouble is though, I got a wife and a few kids.
The wife is definitely not the skoolie type. She concerns herself with such trivial things as what total strangers think.
I have discussed skoolie ownership ownership with her. It usually results in rolling of eyes and her calling me rather unflattering names. She does however admit that some of the better done conversions are pretty sweet.
I am guessing that the only possible way to join this club is to get one that is already converted....atleast partly anyway.
So, if there is anyone out there with such a bus, I might be interested in some sort of swap. My toyota sunrader is an awesome little camper, but, it's a bit crowded for us. We came to this conclusion after a 3 week trip outwest to yellowstone, grand canyon and a few other places. Actually we came to this conclusion after just a few days.
The ideal owner for a toyhouse is a single person or couple looking for an RV to put miles on without going broke. With the 4 of us and plenty of junk, it still managed 16 mpg. The previous owner said he got 18. Maybe he did traveling just with his wife and driving like an old fart. Another advantage is the toy can be driven/parked damn near anywhere a car can. Also, it's basically just an old toy pickup. It is extremely reliable with the 22RE 4 banger and 4 speed OD automatic. After installing new shocks in Utah, it drives just like a car. Before the new shocks, adventures above 70 mph were rather invigorating.
If anyone is interested and would like info reguarding the toyhouses, go to the yahoo group for toyota campers or toyotamotorhome.org the yahoo group is much busier, but the .org site is layed out better. Or you could just ask here or PM me.