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Can This Portable Tiny Apartment Transform City Housing?

This tiny apartment promises a solution to the problem of housing for cash-strapped, modern city dwellers: take your apartment with you when you move. Designed by Jeff Wilson, a professor of environmental science at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, the experimental housing system, called "Kasita," was inspired by Wilson's time living in a 33-square-foot dumpster. You read that right. It wasn't "all that cool," Wilson admitted to Co.Exist, but it was affordable and Wilson lived "in the best part of town." So, Wilson took has experience and collaborated with an industrial designer at the firm Frog to come up with similarly compact, low-rent, mobile housing that offers short-term leases. The proposed units are about 30% larger than a standard shipping container (that's 6 dumpsters, in case you were wondering).

You can read the full story over at Co.Exist.

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