This is an ordinary dumpster, not Gregory Kloehn's dumpster house.

This is an ordinary dumpster, not Gregory Kloehn's dumpster house.

Berkeley’s all about living a sustainable lifestyle; reducing, reusing and recycling whenever you can and being a “green as possible” kind of person. We know that — we’ve been carting reusable water bottles all over the place for the past few years. But there’s someone who takes the “waste not, want not” mindset to a whole new level, and his name is Gregory Kloehn. He’s a local guy who likes to make things, and most recently he took a dumpster and made it into a home.

If you were thinking he just cut some windows out of the sides and threw a beanbag chair into the bin, you’d be sorely mistaken. Kloehn’s dumpster house is the real deal — complete with running water, a working stove and stainless steel appliances!

Don’t believe us? Check out the video that Berkeleyside has accompanying their article on Kloehn’s creation. It’s enough to make you want to give up that overpriced shared apartment you’re living in and turn to the nearest trash receptacle for inspiration.

Image Source: mike fischer under Creative Commons
Berkeley man makes a (really rather nice) dumpster home [Berkeleyside]