Given the escalating expenses and the unstable state of the global economy, it’s no surprise that many individuals are seeking alternative and unconventional methods of living.
We’ve seen some really impressive efforts made by people who are giving up regular housing in favor of cheaper, if a little odd, alternatives.
However, Harrison Marshall’s circumstances are truly unique and unprecedented. Residing in London, UK, he faced the challenge of exorbitantly priced properties upon returning from his work in Central America and Asia.
Nevertheless, Harrison’s determination led him to discover a remarkable solution that enabled him to live in the British capital without paying a fortune to do so. We must acknowledge that his innovative and commendable approach is truly admirable.
Harrison is said to be in charge of a small architecture firm called CAUKIN Studio, according to reports. The company has a lot of experience building structures that are different from the norm in order to reduce construction’s impact on the environment.
Harrison was able to find a dumpster in Southwark, London, that cost $62 per month and turn it into a livable home!
The dumpster residence includes a cooker, a small sink, and a portable mini-fridge in addition to a mezzanine-style bed over built-in clothing storage.
According to reports, Harrison utilizes the showers at his neighborhood gym, washes his clothing at a laundromat, and conducts business from an on-site porta potty.
Now, if living in a dumpster converted into a home sounds cramped to you, that’s because it is. Harrison lets people know about his unusual living situation by posting photos to his Instagram account, @theskiphouse.
According to sources, Harrison managed to acquire his compact dwelling for approximately $5,000, which is quite a favorable arrangement considering that a one-bedroom apartment on the same street demands a monthly rent of $2,100.
The architect told CNBC that “Building supplies like timber, insulation, and fixings cost $4,620 (£3,660), while interior furnishings like storage and a foam mattress cost $380 (£300).”
He went on to say: “I’ve turned the ups and downs of my living situation into a work of art.”
“The absurdity of London’s housing crisis is brought to light in a way that makes people smile and ponder.”
“I advise against attempting to recreate this situation. Although I anticipate moving out in the near future, I certainly won’t exchange it for a lack of savings and a cramped, moisture-ridden room.”
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It might not be for everyone, but I believe Harrison is on to something with his own way of living.
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