The Lindy Bus Plan"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains"
"Somewhere between 'retired' and 'retarded' lies the world
|Bus Friendly Mechanics
|Buying A Bus
For years I've wanted to try out the "unchained" lifestyle of
mobile living. On 2005/08/18 I bought a bus and am converting
1986 MCI 102A-3 bus (the silver greyhound from the 80s).
Convert it into a house - but not like a normal RV or tour bus. Instead, take advantage of my building capabilities and have an open floor plan - hardwood floors throughout.
The bus exterior is 40' by 8 1/2'. The interior is almost 300 square feet - about the size of my first San Francisco apartment
|Current status of my conversion
|The layout of the bus
|My plans for the infrastructure - water, electrical, veggie oil conversion, etc..
|Here are photos of the bus: electrical, veggie oil conversion
|Buying A Bus
|Tips on buying a bus for RV conversion.
|Documentation on bus topics, such as converting 24V to 12V
|Specifications for MCI buses, particularly the 102A-3
|Blog (which I'll pretend is short for Bus log)
|My bad experience with con-man Mike Kadletz when I purchased my bus.
The original plan was to follow the Lindy Exchange calendar, but as it turns out the Lindy Exchange world changed drastically enough to make this not worth following. So now the bus is my home base on the West Coast, usually parked at my Compound.
Eventually, if I want to move to Europe, it turns out I can ship the bus in two weeks for about $5k. Wow, that's nothing, compared to packing, shipping my belongings, renting an apartment and finding a car.
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