Monday, November 11, 2013

DIY: Single Mom Builds Shipping Container Tiny Home for $4000

A single mom from California 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 container tiny home
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).
Source: OffGridWorld


  1. Power to you!!! being creative and favoring spending more time with your children than working to pay the room for the space you dont really need!!! Your daughter is a very lucky to have such a creative and caring mom!!!

  2. Did you buy the land? This is so beautiful and you look sooo happy, blessings to you all <3

  3. you are an inspiration to everyone. hello from Ireland.

  4. Bueno a ver si te llega a vos. Donde vivis en que zona ? .Where did you get the container from. I just love the idea. Can you answer to me

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  6. Wow great idea and I love the home. Feel free to visit my blog on how to build your own shipping container home