Red Hook man converts dumpster into apartment

TRD New York /
Aug.August 10, 2013 12:00 PM

One man has transformed a dumpster into an apartment in Red Hook, according to the New York Post.

Gregory Kloehn, a California-based designer, has converted a $2,000 trash bin and now stays there when he’s in New York. The Post did not say how much he spent on converting the space into living quarters.

He added wheels to the bottom for transportation and carved out a door on the side to enter and exit. But not only that — the mini-apartment also has a bathroom, bed, kitchen and sundeck. So although the living quarters are tight, it is indeed a fully-functioning and livable apartment.

The water that flows from the sink faucet and that funnels into the toilet comes from a six-gallon tank that Kloehn installed on the roof. The tank also fuels an outdoor shower.

In addition, inside the dumpster apartment is a small seating area and small sleeping space.

“It just hit me,” Kloehn said on HGTV’s “You Live in What?” show. “I thought, hey this is the perfect shape for a home.” [NYP] – James Comtois


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
New York’s real estate market is becoming two different stories: Manhattan, where deals are falling — and the suburbs, where demand is spiking. (iStock, Unsplash)

Manhattan is cold, the suburbs and Brooklyn are hot: Here’s what the resi market looked like in July

Manhattan is cold, the suburbs and Brooklyn are hot: Here’s what the resi market looked like in July
Home sale price declines are expected for July, after a recent bump, according to a CoreLogic report. (iStock)

Home sale prices got a bump, but a drop is coming: Report

Home sale prices got a bump, but a drop is coming: Report
(Images courtesy of Victor Group)

The Getty condo chops prices up to 53%

The Getty condo chops prices up to 53%
442 Union Street and 257 Berry Street (Google Maps)

Brooklyn’s luxury market reaches new pandemic high

Brooklyn’s luxury market reaches new pandemic high
Marwan Kheireddine (inset), Jennifer Lawrence and 400 East 67th Street (Getty, Compass, BDL Accelerate)

Jennifer Lawrence’s Upper East Side PH sold at 37% loss

Jennifer Lawrence’s Upper East Side PH sold at 37% loss
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Schumer by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images; McConnell by Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty)

Schumer v. McConnell on SALT: Who’s gonna give?

Schumer v. McConnell on SALT: Who’s gonna give?
111 Leroy Street and 817 Fifth Avenue (StreetEasy, Google Maps)

Luxury deals plummet in Manhattan — again

Luxury deals plummet in Manhattan — again
From left: Jared Kushner, 715 Park Avenue, Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing, and Rosemary Vrablic (Credits: Kushner by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images; 715 Park via Google Maps; Sewing by by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images; Vrablic by PAUL LAURIE/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Apartment sale to banker for Trump and Kushner probed

Apartment sale to banker for Trump and Kushner probed
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...