Professor’s dumpster home gets A/C

professor's dumpster home

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Life in the dumpster got a little better for a professor in Austin.

We told you about the experiment at Huston Tillotson University where a professor chose to live inside a 36 square foot dumpster. Up until now, things have been fairly primitive — just a sleeping bag and lights inside.

Today, a second phase of the project started: where Doctor Jeff Wilson gets an air conditioning unit. The next phase ups the ante with your typical household items — but in a environmentally friendly way.

On a particularly hot days, temperatures inside the dumpster got up to about 130 degrees! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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