Homeless lady given free “ugly” abandoned trailer, but better sit tight before seeing what she made of it

Homesteading is becoming the life-style many people opt for during the recent years. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of food, and even small scale production of textiles and clothing. It also includes some craft work for household use or sale. The reason why this life-style is gaining more and more popularity is that is helps people to maintain a certain standard of living that doesn’t require too much finances. One person who got devoted to homesteading is Mama V. This woman got tired of the busy life at the city and as she has always had this dream of building a cottage for herself in the isolated woods, she eventually left the metropolitan life behind and moved into an old mini-school bus. The mini-school bus seemed like the perfect home at first, but since she had her cats and dogs with her, the place was a bit crowded so she started considering getting an additional room, which wasn’t an easy thing to plan or construct. On top of that, she didn’t really have the finances for such a project. But then, one of her neighbors invited her over and offered her his old and abandoned trailer that stood in his yard for many years. He wanted to get rid of it, but since Mama V liked it and got ecstatic about it, he gave it to her for free. “She’s ugly, but she’s mine!” Mama V said of her trailer, In order to be able to renovate the trailer she was forced to sell her bus. She was aware that turning that old trailer into a home would take a lot of time and energy, but she was ready to give the project a go. Mama V, however, couldn’t do it herself so she asked her two pals, Jayme and Kevin, to assist her. The trailer, although very dirty and in need of some repairs, was structurally good and leak-free. On top of that, it already had a functioning microwave oven/stove combo, and refrigerator. After a long day of cleaning, Mama V’s friends left and let her enjoy her new piece of heaven. Among the rest, the trailer contained two full propane tanks, a pull-out couch, a full kitchen, two twin beds, a bathroom with a shower and bathtub, a panel that kept track of utility usage, and a lot of storage.