AUSTIN – A college professor who spent most of last year living in an East Austin dumpster is will soon be seeking new accommodations.
Wednesday marked the one-year “Dumpsterversary” for Dr. Jeff Wilson, also known as Professor Dumpster, reports KHOU.
He, or at times his students, spent the year living in the 33-square-foot dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University. The average home is more than 2,400 square feet.
Wilson added solar panels, electrical hook-ups and air conditioning to the space, reports USA Today.
Even though he is moving out, Wilson said the dumpster will remain on campus:
“We are launching what we call a dumpster home school. So under that effort teachers and educators can spend a night in here. Walk home, back to the classroom with curriculum on sustainability about living on less.”
Wilson said he hopes more affordable housing options that also conserve energy can be made available worldwide, and his next plan is to work on adding a second story on the dumpster.