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Old 08-17-2018, 09:16 PM   #1
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Want Bus as a Fixed Home

Dear Skoolie folks,

I'm very new to the Skoolie world. I'm glad this forum is here. My question is something I haven't found anywhere I've looked. I want to put my skoolie on a foundation as a legit home. In NYS there are all sorts of codes and to have my skoolie be considered a real home it must have a foundation. I'm planning on moving to Ulster Co NY.

Has anyone here done this before? I am going to speak to an architect possibly and people who pour foundations.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:37 PM   #2
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Great if it is on a "pad". But if you remove the wheels it becomes taxable. As long as it is "mobile" there are no property taxes on such a "structure". One reason for the recent tiny home madness.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:07 AM   #3
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No need for mobility? No need for a bus. Buy a RV with a bad engine etc. Cheap to buy for what you get and you don't need the crash worthiness of a Skoolie.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:29 AM   #4
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if you're 100% sure you want something stationary, check out shipping containers. You can get them for a couple thousand dollars and they're huge and strong and the mostly square corners are easier to work with than curved ceilings! Standard container will be 8x8x40 with a flat floor, you can find extra tall ones that are 9.5' high as well.
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foundation, real home

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