College professor lived in a dumpster for one year

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College Professor Lives In Dumpster For A Year

Professor Jeff Wilson might be feeling down in the dumps. He's moved out from the dumpster, yes, the dumpster, he called home for one full year on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

He's an Environmental Studies professor who he says he wanted to prove you can be happy and healthy in a very small space the way millions of people live around the world. Very small is an understatement try 33 square feet compared with the almost 2,500 square feet of the average American home.

In reality, it was sometimes less than ideal. He did have some amenities though, like a mailbox, air conditioner, and eventually solar power.

Wilson says he wants to be the ultimate one-percenter: Create only one percent of the waste of the average home, and use one percent of the energy and water.

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