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Ziggy Ziegler
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I found this abandon bus in an intentional community in Northern Idaho and with help of the nearby dump freecycled it into a tiny home. Total spent on reconstruction $28!











 
Ziggy Ziegler
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I had so much fun doing this and look forward to the next step doing theses kinds of homes on my new property in Coastal Oregon! Hee-ha
 
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Did you move it from Idaho to Oregon? Does it run?
 
Ziggy Ziegler
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No I built the small house around it so left it there, they rent it out to help out the community. The last three house I have built have all cost less the $100 and I lived in them for some time. I love free cycle and think its going to become more and more a way of life. I found this property in southern Oregon and am hoping to close on it and then go have some fun. I have also looked at the islands in wash/canada as a good back up option so we will see what tomorrow brings what ever it is will be perfect! Take care z
 
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- just wanted to say That a google search for "" Bus conversions'' or Bus homes, both here at Permies.com and the '' WWW dot '' Thingy - will reveal TONS of information !

My 1st bus conversion was '66 and It straddled a creek- out the door and into a shower while standing in 8'' - 14'' of water!

Interestingly we never burned up the water pump even though the creek water was rated very soft ! Big AL

 
Ziggy Ziegler
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Thanks Allen for the idea I loved the bus life for sure! Gardener Ziggy
 
Greg Canicio
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Nice find on the bus.  Freecycling is great, I love it when we build something for close to zero dollars and tell the main stream builder about it!!! " No way, the woodstove alone is going to cost you 4 grand....so how are you going to build a house under 5? "

Lol

Anyways check this out for all you rubber tramps who love this kind of stuff:
[youtube]https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN-vty6fGnEWsno-L4-6aawHSyrcMVfG8[/youtube]
 
Ziggy Ziegler
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Thanks Greg I found the barrel stove in the bus in the throw away section of the local mall that most people call a dump, it is one of the good ones that lets you go through things just in case there's something you can't live without. They also have a special bench area where if you know someone has to have what your throwing away you can put it there to draw special attention to it. It's a whole lot easier to live in a moneyless society when your willing to let others spend all the money on good things they will throw away in a year or two. z
 
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I love the "throw away" thing...  we found a perfectly working and new looking dishwasher worth around 700 bucks with the stainless steel on the inside and all that.   These people in the upper west side (NYC) were remodeling their 2 year old kitchen so I had to grab it before the dump truck came! 
 
Ziggy Ziegler
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Yes Greg I know what you are saying I would love to have full access to all the good things people throw out, I can guarantee I could build a whole lot of tiny houses out of it. Have a great Holiday! z 
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