The storage unit currently acts as a kitchen, living room and play area for her daughter, all in one. ″When you don't have money, you just get creative,″ she said. ″I had to go to the junkyard and be like...how can I convert that into a closet?″
Lulu made due with the one unit, but it wasn't a lot of space (only 120 square feet), so Lulu decided to expand. She wound up creating a second part of their home after acquiring an 8x16 flatbed trailer. It acts as a bedroom for both her and her daughter.
Lulu said her daughter isn't always a fan of their living space, and that's OK. ″At times she's been like, 'This totally sucks'...and other times she's really proud and shows it off.″ Lulu added, ″She's definitely complained at times, but I also know...we have spent way more hours [together] than [we] would if I had to pay rent."
″This was really a choice about...how many hours do we have to our life and how do I want to spend these hours,″ she said. ″Do I wanna...work more than 10, 20, 30 hours in a week so that I can pay rent, to have a big house, so that I can be like a happy normal mom?″
Lulu explained that she believes everything we own is merely temporary. ″Material things, all of it is on borrow,″ she said. ″None of this is ours, and we try to secure ourselves in these identities like my house, my wife, my car, my children, my career." She added, "I showed this to my brother in Argentina and he said, ‘you’ve always like [sic] poverty with a lot of style. Always like elegant poor.'"