Dumpster dweller moves out after a year

Jeff Wilson, a university professor in Austin, left his beautifully appointed dumpster this week. For a year, he lived in the 33-square-foot space, set in the school's parking lot.

The dumpster experiment began when Wilson, a biology professor, and others at the school renovated the structure in the style of a tiny house. Despite indoor temps that ranged from 30 to 130, he seems to have lived quite comfortably most of the time with the help of an air-conditioner, a weather station, and a false floor for clothing storage. No bathroom or shower though. Wilson says the experience taught him how to lead a simpler life.


Wilson's next project will be to crash on 99 couches in Austin in 99 days.

Via The Washington Post.