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Single mom turns shipping container into adorable tiny home

November 6th, 2020

Life is your playground.

Any inanimate object has so much potential, just waiting to be turned into something inconceivable.

That’s how Lulu views life. With a handful of kids and no time, she’s gone to extremes to set up a sustainable living situation.

As a single mom, turning a shipping container into an adorable tiny home was more than just a DIY project – it was the pathway to a new life.

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After being gifted a large shipping container, Lulu turned it into something special!

She gives us a tour of her tiny home in an interview, detailing her mindset during the building process. Lulu predicated her architecture on a shed.

“It’s really mostly built like a shed. It’s a nice looking shed, but it’s really an eight by 16 shed with windows in it.”

It’s since transcended the simple shed.

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Lulu’s new life includes a new home on the range in California.

“When you don’t have money you just have to get creative.”

She’s absolutely right. A little ingenious creativity goes a long way.

Take a step outside.

The outer reaches of the shipping container are spectacular.

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The foliage and garden add to the ambiance of Lulu’s tiny home.

“I had to move out of the house I was living in and a friend said: ‘Why don’t you just build something?’”

Nothing beats creating something.

Putting your soul into your work can yield the grandest achievements.

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Lulu’s life changed with a free gift, but some of it’s been scary.

“I think I’m a little claustrophobic so the storage container was a little daunting.”

The exterior features tasteful contrasting colors.

One of Lulu’s favorite spots is the porch.

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The upstairs features a bed big enough for a litter of children! How many children can you count?

Lulu definitely has her hands full.

“It’s really well insulated. If anything, it gets too hot.”

Well, warm air does rise!

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The bathroom’s both cute and compact.

It’s nothing luxurious, but it takes care of their needs with ease.

Considering that this is in a shipping container, I’d say it’s pretty darn lavish.

There’s beauty in simplicity. As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

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The shipping container tiny home is surrounded by beautiful fields and clumps of trees.

Life’s not too bad out here. Lulu and the kids have all of their needs met.

Plus, the view out the window is sublime!

Home on the shipping container range…

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The tiny home integrates so well with its surroundings. The wooden interior is oh so homey.

And there’s more than enough room for activities!

These are wide-open spaces. It’s serene and peaceful here.

Lulu and her family have it made in the shade with easy access to the great outdoors.

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A view from the outside really puts things into perspective. The tiny home’s rugged exterior and open style suit the local terrain.

The hills form the perfect background. The surrounding countryside rolls on endlessly.

…Where the deer and the antelope play.

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So what’s next for Lulu’s home?

Well, she’s planning a greenhouse and a second bedroom! She admits there’s room for improvement.

Her shipping crate tiny home has changed her world. And there’s definitely more to come in the near future!

What do you think of Lulu’s new setup? Have you ever been in a “tiny home”? They can be surprisingly spacious.

We could all benefit from living frugally and efficiently, which ultimately saves a lot of money!

Before you go, make sure to watch the entirety of Lulu’s life-changing home makeover in the video player below!

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Source: Kirsten Dirksen, Tiny Home Builders

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