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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). 
Then she and her daughter moved into the 8 by 20 foot square foot home, fitting a bed, couch, bookshelf and kitchen cabinets into the 160 square foot box.
When Lulu decided they needed a bit more space, she went from shipping to trucking waste and began to build their bedroom on a used flatbed trailer.
"It’s really mostly built like a shed. It’s a nice looking shed, but it’s really an 8 by 16 shed with windows in it."
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).

12/07/2011 18:11
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    This is so inspirational and exactly the ideals I wish for… There is more living in that tiny space than most people do...
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    Lulu, a single mum, builds a home for her and her daughter in a shipping container, as an alternative to working full...
 
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