Kirsten Dirksen from faircompanies.com recently put up a new story about Lulu’s shipping container home. She did an excellent job of video taping Lulu’s story and sharing her home.
This story means more to me because I met Lulu early on when she and Jenine Alexander were building her shipping container home at it original location. It was fun to meet her and her daughter and she and Jenine had fun showing off their work. Jenine Alexander has also been featured on faircompanies.com with her tiny house build.
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.
“I think I’m a little claustrophobic, so the storage container was a little daunting, but I got the container for free.”
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 camp stove and on-demand water heater). Then she and her daughter moved into the 8 X 20 sq ft home, fitting a bed, couch, bookshelf, and kitchen cabinets into the 160 sq ft box.
Read her complete story at the faircompanies website.
I have attached a photo gallery of part of the container build below the the movie.