DIY: Single Mom Builds Shipping Container Tiny Home for $4000

shipping container tiny home

Single mom build her own shipping container tiny home for $4000! This just goes to show you what’s possible when practical outweighs keeping up appearances.

shipping container tiny home

Shipping containers make great tiny home systems and are easily transportable. The best part about building your home from shipping containers…they’re affordable. Simple as that.

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)….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).

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Music credit: “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie (

Shipping Container Home Designs:
Here’s some more shipping container home designs, including a Castle made from shipping containers.


  1. Awesome, no need to spent BIG to live comfy. Love these kind of stories and everyone could do it. Got my land in Indonesia lined up, just need to build (this could be an option), get my animals and power/ water and start growing.