Dumpster Digs: UK Artist Turns Discarded Bin into Charming Tiny Home with Impressive Creativity
In order to highlight the "crazy" expense of renting a room in the British capital, an artist constructed a home in a garbage skip in London.
Sun, 19 Mar 2023|
In London, reports of expensive real estate and lack of available space are frequent. An iconic response to this problem has been developed by a London architect and artist.
Harrison Marshall, an architect, recently made headlines after posting pictures of his dumpster-built miniature house on social media. Skip House is his extremely modest home, which cost just $4,800 to build and has a dumpster as its foundation. Marshall is co-founder of Cowkin Studio, a construction and architecture social enterprise.
Harrison Marshall, 28, moved into a specially adapted skip on a patch of grass in Bermondsey, south London, a month ago, explaining it was the only way he could live in the central area near where he works.
- "As is the case with thousands of people in the city and across the country, the prices went crazy. The rent was crazy,.
- "And even if I found somewhere in my price zone, there would be 100 other people or more looking for that room."
- "Skip House" is marked in black in the classic yellow container usually used for builder's waste.
- "Leaving gave me the opportunity to build my own little house," he said.
- An arts charity lent him the land. It has a garden path leading to the entrance stairs and a portable toilet in the corner of the site. He is a 10-minute bike ride or shower to the gym at work, and has access to water from a hose pipe from a neighbor's property.
- "All the neighbors are wonderful, actually. Everyone is very supportive. I have neighbors come over and bring home-cooked meals," he said. "It's a huge bonus to the whole project that there seems to be a really good community in the area."