THE ANATOMY OF A DUMPSTER:

What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people? How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices? With a 33 sq ft dumpster and a team of students and experts, the dumpster will transform from a barely habitable used garbage container to a sustainable house and interactive teaching lab. Professor Dumpster and his Huston-Tillotson students in Austin, Texas need all the help they can get because he's camping out in a dumpster and it's on the students' bucket list to live the American dream (litter-ally)!

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Watch our mini-documentary to see what the first 6 months looked like.

  • What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
    Henry David Thoreau, American Author
  • He has the most who is the content with least.
    Diogenes, Greek Philosopher
  • Our task is to educate our students whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.
    Ken Robinson, English educator
  • The test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change.
    Andreas Schleicher, German Educator
  • In the attempt to make scientific discoveries, every problem is an opportunity — and the more difficult the problem, the greater will be the importance of its solution.
    Edward O. Wilson, American Biologist
  • Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
    Dr. Seuss, American Author

More About The Dumpster

Phase III: Über Dumpster

The Dumpster

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on June 4th, 2013 13 Comments

Come on in and make yourself comfortable in our fully furnished 33 square foot house. Did we mention it’s a dumpster? While the project could have been centered around a large cargo container or a tiny …

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Many Directions

Education

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on June 3rd, 2013 5 Comments

We know how to make science education fun: all you need is a dumpster, a zany professor, and cutting edge math and science collaboration. The playful and imaginative tone of the Dumpster Project is integral to …

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Professor Dumpster

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on June 2nd, 2013 13 Comments

A house is not a home without inhabitants, right? That’s where Professor Dumpster comes in. When he’s not testing sustainable technologies and low-waste living principles in an oversized trash can, Professor Dumpster sometimes goes as …

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  • What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
    Henry David Thoreau, American Author
  • He has the most who is the content with least.
    Diogenes, Greek Philosopher
  • Our task is to educate our students whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.
    Ken Robinson, English educator
  • The test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change.
    Andreas Schleicher, German Educator
  • In the attempt to make scientific discoveries, every problem is an opportunity — and the more difficult the problem, the greater will be the importance of its solution.
    Edward O. Wilson, American Biologist
  • Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
    Dr. Seuss, American Author

The Dumpster Team