An inspiring single mom who was strapped for cash did the best she possibly could to make a loving home for her and her daughter—and we are seriously impressed!
When mom-of-one Lulu from Argentina had to move out of her home in the U.S., she had a brilliant plan.
“I had to move out of the house I was living in, and a friend said, ‘why don’t you just build something?’, that sounded like a great idea,” Lulu told Fair Companies.
With just $4000, she transformed a 160 square feet shipping container, which used to transport items to and from China, into a living space for her and her daughter to live in! How amazing.
She was determined to make a brighter future for her and her daughter.
“When you don’t have money, you just get creative,” Lulu said.
Lulu made the most out of the tiny space and made a kitchen, living room, and even a small play area for her daughter, which has a trapeze.
With no experience in construction except once re-modelling a boat, Lulu took herself to the junkyard and recycled bits and pieces for her new home.
The determined mom recycled windows, doors, floorboards, cabinets, sinks and a bathtub and toilet, which are all in good condition.
Inexpensive propane powered camping stoves and heaters cook their meals and heat their water. Genius!
Lulu doesn’t regret the decision because her cheaper home means she spends less time working to pay for rent—and more time with her daughter!
“The benefits of a container—you can move in right away. You have a house immediately. It’s pretty incredible.”
“This was really a choice about how many hours do we have to our life, and how do I want to spend those hours?,” she said.
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Source: The BL