5. Creating a bus blueprint
We worked on a list of things we wanted in the bus, thinking of comfort, space, and functionality and then Rich created a working floor plan on Auto CAD. We also used a graph paper notebook to take detailed notes on dimensions of various appliances and furniture that we liked. All of this amounted to our scraping several intial ideas for others–leading us closer to the construction. Before this process we had bought appliances at a ‘going out of business’ sale–to later realize that if we had created an accurate floorplan, we wouldn’t have spent money on items that were too large for the space. Therefore it is important to do the research and keep a log of your findings, setting up an organized way of determining what you will need in your home.