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Old 07-26-2021, 01:53 PM   #1
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where to build my skoolie

I live in southeast Michigan and I am currently looking for somewhere to park a bus while I complete the conversion. Does anyone have any leads as to where I might be able to find a spot? I’m having trouble using Google/finding a property etc. any help/advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance

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Old 07-28-2021, 08:34 PM   #2
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CL FB advertise to lease a lot for a few months.
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:51 PM   #3
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I suggest you buy a house in Detroit for $5,000. Takes 1-3 years to build a Skoolie.
Sell the house when done, probably double what you paid.
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:04 PM   #4
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I suggest you buy a house in Detroit for $5,000. Takes 1-3 years to build a Skoolie.
Sell the house when done, probably double what you paid.
You've gone from plugging used RVs to houses in Detroit? I think your next step is XPS foam board igloos under overpasses.
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Old 07-30-2021, 09:17 AM   #5
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Now I canít stop thinking about styrofoam igloo kits. If I have some leftover XPS, Iím going to cut it as a semi-Icosidodecahedron.

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Old 07-30-2021, 09:40 AM   #6
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Bucky Fuller dome's easier just one template and connection join
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Old 07-30-2021, 09:58 AM   #7
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Bucky Fuller dome's easier just one template and connection join

Two templates, per the patent Buckminster Fuller filed in 1960.

I purchaced a set of engineer sealed prints from AI Domes several years ago. They are now defunct.

(another tread gone awry)
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:03 AM   #8
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people dont want the liability in today's Lawsuit Happy society.. if someone is going to threaten a suit to me after they had me remove their Bus A/C (and gave me the equipment in writing).. because I wont give it back to them (I gave it away).. then I dont blame people for not renting their land....



alot depends though on the type of build you are going to do.. I do quite a bit of work in my storage unit on my busses.. ive swapped transmissions, toller-painted, installed A/C units etc without issue.. always cleaning up my messes each day and not destorying the vehicles around me.. if you are doing a mild interior conversion you can likely get away with it in a relaxed storage unit..
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Old 07-30-2021, 11:45 AM   #9
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How to build affordable housing. The second method is the design I came up with for my lakeside property build, embedded into the hillside. Using lightweight perlite concrete.

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Old 07-30-2021, 12:42 PM   #10
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Two templates, per the patent Buckminster Fuller filed in 1960.

I purchaced a set of engineer sealed prints from AI Domes several years ago. They are now defunct.

(another tread gone awry)
I don't know if you've ever been to Flagler, but there are at least four geodesic domes there that I know of. One of them lost its roof a few years ago in a hurricane and they rebuilt it with a conventional peaked roof. It has to be the saddest house I've ever seen now - circular base with no windows topped with a peaked roof with no windows.
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:35 AM   #11
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How to build affordable housing
Wow cool stuff.

Not what I call "affordable" though unless maybe lots of families get together in one area.

Just getting the engineering past local zoning would cost more than the total cost of the homes I've owner-built.
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:03 PM   #12
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I live in southeast Michigan and I am currently looking for somewhere to park a bus while I complete the conversion. Does anyone have any leads as to where I might be able to find a spot? Iím having trouble using Google/finding a property etc. any help/advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
I live in southeast Michigan also and have the same question and I live in an apartment. but I don't have a bus yet but I am just researching the idea.
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Old 08-03-2021, 01:50 PM   #13
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Check out craigslist parking/storage rental section. I've seen people renting out entire lots. I've seen a few people renting out their pole barns for shop work at 400-1k per month.

I'd recommend finding a scumlord who renting some POS property and wont care that your converting a bus.
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Old 08-04-2021, 03:54 PM   #14
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We sold our house to one of our kids contingent on letting us park " at home" for one year to do our build. One year is up next week and we are taking our shake- down cruise! Do you have family in the area? Ask!
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Old 08-04-2021, 04:07 PM   #15
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My bus is in a warehouse across from the Airport in New Orleans. 2300 sqft for $1000.00/month. I originally had a partner with car projects to share it with, so $500. It is nice to be out of the weather and have all my tools right there without having to pack up every day. It has a small office with a half bath which is great for breaks and meals or crashing overnight after long build days. It had a utility sink in the warehouse area which is good for cleanup, but we plumbed in a salvage claw foot tub next to the sink for showers after sweaty dirty days. Anyways, warehouses and shops with 12ft or higher rollup doors are pretty affordable in light industrial areas, especially if you are sharing with someone you can trust. I have priced them in the Midwest (Milwaukee and Chicago) as well and similar deals are available.
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I have 13 acres in South Texas if you feel like a road trip.
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You've gone from plugging used RVs to houses in Detroit? I think your next step is XPS foam board igloos under overpasses.

everbody knows that spray foam is easier to build igloos with than XPS
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I suggest you buy a house in Detroit for $5,000. Takes 1-3 years to build a Skoolie.
Sell the house when done, probably double what you paid.
This made me laugh out loud.
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everbody knows that spray foam is easier to build igloos with than XPS
We all know that kidharris is as reliable as BeNimble
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We all know that kidharris is as reliable as BeNimble
I think BeNimble got a vacation from here.
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