Single mom built her own shipping container tiny home for $4000! This just goes to show you what’s possible when practical outweighs keeping up appearances.
Shipping containers make great tiny home systems and are easily transportable. The best part about building your home from shipping containers…they’re affordable. Simple as that.
LULU IS A SINGLE MOM WHO’D GONE BACK TO SCHOOL AND DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME OR INTEREST IN WORKING FULL-TIME TO PAY FOR RENT. SO WHEN SHE HAD TO MOVE OUT OF HER MORE CONVENTIONAL HOME, SHE DECIDED TO MOVE HERSELF AND HER DAUGHTER INTO A SHIPPING CONTAINER. WITH NO BUILDING EXPERIENCE, LULU SPENT JUST ONE MONTH CUTTING WINDOWS AND A DOOR AND INSTALLING INSULATION AND A BASIC KITCHEN (COMPLETE WITH PROPANE-POWERED CAMPSTOVE AND ON-DEMAND WATER HEATER)….USING ONLY RECYCLED BUILDING MATERIALS- INCLUDING USED FLOORBOARDS, WINDOWS, CABINETS, DOORS, BATHTUB, TOILET AND SINKS- SHE BUILT THE ENTIRE THING FOR ABOUT $4,000 (TRAILER INCLUDED).