A professor in Texas is using Kickstarter to turn a Huston-Tillotson University dumpster into a tiny eco house. Four months ago environmental science professor Jeff Wilson gave up his house to live in a 30 square foot garbage bin. Appreciative of the symbolism, Wilson wanted his students to rethink the resources of typical American single-family homes. While dumpsters can be seen everywhere, people rarely think about the repercussions of waste not to mention the larger environmental impacts their other daily actions have.
By combining the concept of a home with a disgusting trash receptacle, Wilson is using this tiny eco house to teach lessons and make a fuss about the environment. The Dumpster Project will continue as Wilson and his students measure unsustainable practices through their radical design experiment.