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Retired with Financial Freedom in Her Shipping Container Tiny Home


After suffering sexual assault, Sally found herself feeling unsafe in her three-bedroom home. She would need to check closets and bedrooms to make sure they were clear. But now that she’s downsized into a tiny container home, she feels at peace in her surroundings filled with artwork.

Her home has all she needs and with rent at just $500/month, Sally doesn’t have to worry about her finances anymore. She has a little pool on her rooftop deck, a comfy front porch, and there’s a Murphy Bed indoors so no ladders for her. Enjoy the tour below.

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Assault Survivor is Thriving in Her Container Home w/ Murphy Bed

Sally refused to compromise on bringing her art from her “big home.”

The Murphy bed gives her a safe place to sleep.

I love the rooftop deck!

VIDEO: Senior finds peace & safe housing in a tiny container home

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Linda Baker
    May 17, 2022, 12:43 pm

    what a wonderful solution to her problems of anxiety, finances and security – Bravo

  • May 17, 2022, 3:51 pm

    I’m glad she found a solution that works for her, but it breaks my heart that she had to.

  • vee
    May 17, 2022, 7:04 pm

    I’m impressed about what a wonderful alternative this was for her. The safety, comfort and ease she lives with at this stage of her life is great! I esp. love that she realised that in her larger home, she only truly used about 3 rooms!! Who knew container homes could be so interesting???

  • Pavelina
    May 18, 2022, 8:23 am

    Hi, Tiny House Talk!
    Can you please write an article about http://www.voyagerhouses.com?
    I really like their tiny homes and wan’t to know more about.

    Many thanks!

  • Julie
    September 5, 2022, 10:38 am

    I love your story. I watched your Video on you tube first, and thought how inspirational you are. You are one he’ll of a strong Woman!!!! Good for you and I hope you have a life time of fun and happiness in your home.!!!
    I love the setup and that you are so crafty.
    Have life happy woman you go girl!!! Thank you for sharing your home with the rest of us. I will get there someday, but your story really inspire me!!!

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