Lulu was devastated when she was forced out of her home. After chatting with friends and spending weeks brainstorming, they realized she didn’t have to settle for a traditional living arrangement. She and her daughter could make a special home for themselves in the wilderness. Even though Lulu was worried about the effects of life in isolation, her worries were quickly dashed after she got started building.
Lulu carefully renovated a massive shipping container and a cargo trailer into the perfect tiny home for her tiny family. The “house” had everything they truly needed – and the best part was that she only spent about $4,000 for the whole project.
In an interview with the camera crew, Lulu detailed the moment she realized having a modern home didn’t mean she would be happy. She knew that a house isn’t truly a home without love.
“At one point I was stuffing all of these pink toys into a box and I was like, ‘Since when, in order to have a happy childhood, do you have to have a pink room with pink curtains and pink stuff? This was really a choice about how many hours do we have in our life and how do I want to spend those hours.”
As a single mom going to school, working full-time and trying to pay for rent, Lulu thought the shipping container would be the best financial choice for her family! She spent a month cutting the windows, fashioning a door, installing adequate insulation and setting up a full kitchen – complete with a camp stove and an on-demand water heater. They had everything their hearts could desire.
Even though their home was only 8×20-square-feet, Lulu and her daughter managed to have a bed, couch, bookshelf and storage with kitchen cabinets. Their bedroom rested perfectly atop their used flatbed trailer.
Not only that, but Lulu used only recycled building materials. She made their tiny home out of completely green products! She explained how the concept came to be:
“It’s really mostly built like a shed. It’s a nice looking shed, but it’s really an 8 by 16 shed with windows in it.”
Lulu’s lifestyle isn’t for everyone, but it’s the only way they can picture spending their days. Their family is proof you don’t need a large home, lots of toys and tons of fancy things to be happy! You just need the love in your heart!
Check out Lulu’s creative tiny home in the video below. She thought of everything!
The beloved a capella group Pentatonix is popular year-round, but their holiday hits are all-time favorites. The most popular Christmas hymn of all time has been refreshed and given new life by Pentatonix.
Originally published in 1719 with the music arrangement being written in 1839, “Joy To The World” is the most published Christmas song of all time. It’s easy to see why!
Since its release, this heartwarming song has been recorded by talented artists like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Now Pentatonix is taking their shot at it!
They picked a setting as beautiful as their a capella voices for their rendition of this holiday fave. The combination of scenery and sound is enough to bring anyone to tears!
Pentatonix covers everything from hit pop songs to gospel – even releasing their own original material. The group originally formed in 2011 and won the third season of the “The Sing Off,” which catapulted them to fame.
Since then they have received numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2015. Through their fame and glory, they never forget their roots in faith.
That’s why their Christmas song “Joy to the World” is sure to become a favorite of the season. The boom box sound effects that kick starts this beautiful upbeat song really lays down the track for the rest of the harmonies to come to life.
It’s a twist on a classic holiday song that gets the toes tapping. You can’t help but sing along!
In fact, most people quickly fall in love with Pentatonix’s a capella mastery of this holiday musical favorite. Their harmony is beautiful, the beat is peppy and it truly is a joyful song.
Fans of this power group cannot stop raving about their rendition of “Joy to the World.” You have to hear it for yourself and guaranteed you’ll be dancing in your seat.
Hear for yourself how beautiful and fun their holiday hit version of “Joy to the World” is in the video below.