If you haven’t looked at the recent housing prices yet, you’ll be in for a shock. Across major cities and rural areas alike, the prices of once-affordable houses and rents have seen a sharp and disturbing increase. The numbers don’t favor buyers or renters, so many people are seeking a new way to beat the system, so to speak. Well, one man got a little creative and dived right into the small house trend and lives in a dumpster.
Caleb, with his Instagram calebwsimpson, interviews people throughout the world, asking people about how they live and what their apartments or homes look like. Each video is a quick glimpse of how people can live in interesting and unique spaces.
This time around he interviewed Harrison Marshall who is a cofounder of Caukin Studios and after working a few times with Skip Gallery decided to take a chance and live in a different accommodation.
Skip Gallery helps artists find and construct affordable housing in the tumultuous real estate market. London — where Harrison lives — is seeing some crazy prices on housing and rent, and he took the leap to forgo the flat and live in a dumpster. Yes, you read that right, a dumpster.
Now this dumpster — called a skip in England — isn’t your normal run-of-the-mill back alley dumpster. The design studios transformed a dumpster into a liveable affordable small home costing him only 50 British pounds a month. On the bottom is your classic dumpster, but the rest of the structure is built up, giving the space more square footage. In total the space has a mere 25 square feet of space.
Inside there’s enough space with a kitchen, clothing storage, a loft bed, and a space to sit. And its organized shelves keep everything in their place.
There’s a portapotty on the sight so it’s a little inconvenient for when duty calls in the night, but he says he’s adjusted pretty well. Harrison says he showers at his job and at the gym so it takes the pressure of setting up plumbing.
Do you think you could live in a dumpster set up like that?
Here’s a link to the video.SKM: below-content placeholder