Starting in October 2016, Carwyn and his girlfriend Meg, embarked on a project to convert two curtain sided lorry backs into a single storey house. Inspired by similar projects using shipping containers to build a home, Carwyn and Meg saw the potential in the curtain siders as they were taller, longer and more versatile than shipping containers being just a floor, roof and 4 pillars.
Built on Carwyn's family farm, the converted lorries are somewhere Carwyn and Meg can live together without the burdens of rent or mortgage. Carwyn and Meg had the opportunity to design and build a house to a standard they can be happy with and to a style that they identify with. Throughout this process, Carwyn and Meg had Channel 4 following them filming for a programme called How to live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny. Carwyn and Meg executed all of the work throughout from the wall framing to the finished furniture and upholstery and therefore were able to work to a very tight budget. Making the most of online auction sites allowed them to have a high standard at a low budget but also caused some design challenges, for example to glaze the house, they sourced 70 double glazed units for a pound a piece but at random sizes, building the window frames and walls to suit the glass, enabled them to have multiple windows for a very low price.