30 Dec '14, 8pm

Home Sweet Dumpster: How to Transform a Trash Bin Into a Sustainable Living Space

Home Sweet Dumpster: How to Transform a Trash Bin Into a Sustainable Living Space

If one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, then it stands to reason that one person’s trash receptacle is another person’s idea of a cool place to live. That's the case with Jeff Wilson, a dean and environmental science professor at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, who since February has been living in a 33-square-foot Dumpster on campus. Let’s be clear about something: Wilson was not homeless, nor did he need to find housing desperately when he moved into the Dumpster and spawned The Dumpster Project . On the contrary, he was living in a “3,000-square-foot house full of Ikea furniture with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths,” he said -- nearly any American’s idea of a very comfortable place to live. Jeff Wilson, a dean and environmental science professor at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, has been living in this Dumpster on the cam...

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