Need housing? Ad on Cragislist suggests renting a dumpster in Williamsburg

November 6, 2015 By Scott Enman Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This screen shot shows the image included in the Craigslist ad for a dumpster that can be rented as a housing space in Williamsburg.
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It’s no secret that the rents in New York City are among the highest in the country, if not in the entire world.

If you’re lucky, $1,200 a month in this city will likely get you a room in a shared apartment.

But according to the website 6sqft, there is an ad on Craigslist that is offering something outside the box: a dumpster as a rentable housing space.

The ad says the chic trashcan comes equipped with a bar, mini-bar, sink, stove, toilet, shower, barbecue, deck and a retractable roof.

The heading for the ad, which was posted on Wednesday, reads, “$1200 hipster type needed for dumpster apt (Williamsburg)”.

The description says, “This art deco hipster retro mini apt from a converted dumpster is green friendly and sustainable. .and trendy…1200 month. Or 200 per night.”

The website 6sqft believes that the listing is the work of Gregory Kloehn, an artist, designer and builder who was featured on HGTV’s “You Live in What?” series in 2013. Kloehn built the dumpster pictured in the Craigslist ad, though it is unclear whether he is the one who posted the ad.

According to 6sqft, Kloehn paid $2,000 to design his “home,” which took six months to complete.

Kloehn apparently lives in the dumpster during the summer months and on the West Coast in the winter.

The Brooklyn Eagle reached out to Kloehn, but he did not respond by press time.  

You can find the listing at https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/roo/5299506032.html.

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