"It's radically different from any other vehicle anyone has ever seen," [Jeremy Stadlin] said, reached on the road in Texas. "It's about flipping old paradigms, old ways of being. We have just got used to doing things in certain ways."Stadlin - who said that, as of now, the bus is his permanent address - acknowledged that his choices have been far from conventional. He's camped out in the Sequoias to prevent the giant trees from being cut down. In Israel, he studied "permaculture," or permanent agriculture, an approach to city planning and agriculture that mimics the ecological balance found in nature."I designed a life for my passions," he said, "and it's really scary for some people."