After a Rocky Divorce, This Mom Had No Choice but to Build a House

Sometimes marriages simply don’t work, and divorce takes place. It may not be a fairy tale, but it is a chance to start over. For one mom, she knew that she would have to think outside of the box if she and her two children were going to survive. She did not make a lot of money and her divorce left her with nothing! She and her two sons needed their own space, but how could they afford to buy or even rent with her limited income?

Meet Charlotte Sapwell

Life had been tough for Charlotte Sapwell and her two sons. She had gone through a bitter divorce, which left her with very little money. However, she did gain custody of her two young sons, which is all she wanted.

Her family was very supportive of her during this time, but she did not want to burden them any more than she felt that she had. After a lot of thought, she knew what she needed to do if she was going to be independent again.

Where To Live

Neither Charlotte nor her ex-husband had much in the way of savings or high-paying jobs, which meant that he could not pay her very much in child support. But anyway even if he did, she is adamant that he wouldn’t have helped. She was essentially on her own when it came to financially caring for her family.

Her parents had let them live at their home because she could not afford to rent an apartment for her little family. All Charlotte had was debt, that she needed to pay off each month. Unfortunately, she was still having to pay off a lot of debt from her marriage. What was left of her income went to food for her boys, and any other necessities that they needed. Times were pretty tough.