He was living in a dumpster when the idea first came to him

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His name’s Jeff Wilson — Dr. Jeff Wilson, actually. He’s a professor at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, known fondly on campus as “Professor Dumpster.”

Wilson made himself the guinea pig in a year-long experiment on sustainable living.

He traded a 3,000-square-foot home and most of his worldly possessions for a spartan 33-square-foot living space created in a big green dumpster.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Wilson said the experience made him happier than he’s ever been. He was unburdened by the weights of adulthood, saving big on rent and utilities, doing less housework, cutting his commute down to near-nonexistence, and just having less stuff to clutter his space and mind.

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