UPDATE: Ad for rentable dumpster in Williamsburg debunked

Dumpster serves as owner's summer home

November 16, 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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An ad that surfaced last week on Craigslist offering a tricked-out dumpster as a rentable apartment was phony, the Brooklyn Eagle has learned.

The heading for this bogus ad, which was posted on Nov. 4, reads, “$1200 hipster type needed for dumpster apt (Williamsburg).”

In an email correspondence with the Brooklyn Eagle, Kloehn debunked the advertisement.

“The ad was a prank performed by someone I don’t know without my consent,” Kloehn said. “I have not rented it out, it serves as my summer home.”

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 renovated trashcan has inside a bar, mini-bar, sink, stove, toilet, shower, barbecue, deck and a retractable roof.

The dumpster belongs to Gregory Kloehn, an artist, designer and builder who was featured by HGTV for its “You Live in What?” series in 2013.


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