I haven't lost my longing for a home base, but I have realized that my home base doesn't have to be geographically permanent. After looking at camper vans, RV's, and THoW's (Tiny Houses on Wheels), I decided that a short school bus would combine the best aspects of all three categories for me. It's short enough to fit legally in any parking space and is easy to drive; it's big enough to house a work space, kitchen, and a bed with plenty of storage to spare; and it's fully customizable so I can satisfy my passion for DIY and create something I can be proud of.
So, I bought a skoolie. I will be documenting the entire design and build on my skoolie blog which is coming soon!
I just found a place in Alpine to park and work on the bus! I'll start posting updates in March.