Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

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Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

Postby DrewInToledo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:32 am

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/arc ... er/379947/

Makes one wonder how much we really need. I know one thin i would need is insulation!
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Re: Dumpster living - not my stead but enjoy!

Postby mannytheseacow » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

That's awesome, Drew. Thanks for sharing that. I really enjoyed it. I could carry on for hours with my thoughts on that but perhaps that would be better left to discussion over a pint some day.
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Postby pa_friendly_guy » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:46 pm

Very interesting article. I admire what he is trying to do, and what he is trying to show the students. We all need to think about what is sustainable in the long run. I thought it was some what interesting that he is planning a 2nd story, and an out building to hold his toilet, shower, cooking etc. As Americans apparently 36 sf is just not enough space for us to be comfortable. We demand a few more amenities like air conditioning down south where it is Hot, or a Heater up North Here where it is cold. But he is showing us that we can live comfortably in less space than I am heating just to watch TV. My carbon foot print as an American is HUGE, I am so ashamed . :cry:
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