Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Single Mom Of Two Builds10x20 Home For $10K.

Enjoying Her Hard Work

Enjoying Her Hard Work

Charlotte Sapwell- little explorers / Facebook

Charlotte stated that: “I went from living in a massive home with my husband and kids to a tiny rented unit to this small space, and out of all the places I've lived this is my favorite.” She added, “It is all mine.” The entire ordeal taught her a lot and she also hopes that it also taught something to her kids.

She's A Great Role Model

She's A Great Role Model

Charlotte Sapwell- little explorers / Facebook

“I want my boys to know - it doesn't matter if you are a boy or girl, anyone can build their future,” said Charlotte. Her housing project didn't just guarantee her family's future, but also opened her mind to new opportunities. Armed with new confidence in her woodworking and building abilities, she began creating other things as well, like her kids' toys.

A New Career Route

A New Career Route

Charlotte Sapwell- little explorers / Facebook

Charlotte has been busy building a sliding barn door for their bedroom, as well as an ice cream stand for the kids. Then it dawned on her that these skills could turn into a business. But first, she wants to pay her grandfather back. Then she´d like to make a living by building and selling tiny homes, and she´s already getting a head start on that.

She's So Inspiring

She's So Inspiring

Charlotte Sapwell- little explorers / Facebook

Charlotte is currently working on making a new tiny house, but it's not for her. It's for her grandmother. She hopes it will be a prototype for her future business. Charlotte would also like to inspire women, including single moms, to take control of their lives like she did. “I just want other females to know they are capable of anything,” she said. She's even focusing on activism.

Lending Others A Hand

Lending Others A Hand

Charlotte Sapwell- little explorers / Facebook

When Charlotte's story went viral, the Ballarat City Youth Council invited her to speak on homelessness at a forum. “There are so many single mums in the same boat, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one but this fact alone makes me even more aware of Australia’s housing crisis and I would love to help in any way!” she finished.

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