Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Single Mom Lives In This Old Shipping Container With Her Daughter…

It’s a daunting task trying to find a home to live in, particularly with the high cost of rent or owning. People around the country are finding ways to re-invent the definition of a house. From building tiny houses to turning school buses into living spaces, necessity is the mother of invention.

Lulu is a single mom who needed to find a place to live for her and her daughter. She had gone back to school and didn’t want to also have to worry about working full-time just to pay rent. She was not discouraged at the fact that she had no building experience and her funds were limited.

The Argentinian purchased a shipping container and a flatbed trailer and got down to work. The mom spent a month cutting, framing, insulating, and powering the spaces. She calls her home Wabi-sabi, a Japanese term that refers to embracing imperfection and appreciating that all is temporary.

Lulu's main home is a 8x20 shipping container. It has the standard amenities of hot water, stove, and kitchen cabinets.

"I think I’m a little claustrophobic so the storage container was a little daunting, but I got the container for free," says Lulu.

Lulu's main home is a 8x20 shipping container. It has the standard amenities of hot water, stove, and kitchen cabinets.

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The windows, cabinets, doors, bathtub, toilet, and sinks are all recycled materials.

"When you don’t have money you just get creative you know and I had to go to the junkyard many times and be like, 'okay, what am I going to do,'" explains Lulu.

The windows, cabinets, doors, bathtub, toilet, and sinks are all recycled materials.

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Her windows were strategically cut and located so her daughter and her could enjoy many sunsets and sunrises.

The mom admits there are many mother-daughter bonding sessions while looking up at the stars.

Her windows were strategically cut and located so her daughter and her could enjoy many sunsets and sunrises.

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Lulu likes to call her style home Wabi-sabi, although her brother in Argentina has a different explanation.

"I showed this to my brother in Argentina and he said, 'you’ve always like poverty with a lot of style. Always like elegant poor,'" she recalls.

Lulu likes to call her style home Wabi-sabi, although her brother in Argentina has a different explanation.

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