We've seen that dumpsters can make fine swimming pools and unconventional dining areas, but they can also be adapted into cozy living quarters, as evidenced by the tiny dumpster house from CBS's 2 Broke Girls. The adapted trash receptacle apartment is introduced on the show when Max's love interest Deke (played by Eric Andre) takes her home for the first time. "This is usually the part where the girl says she has to be up early tomorrow - or calls the police," he says to her. Luckily Max is excited to take a look inside, and we were too! Read on for a video tour of this truly unique, albeit fictional, NYC dwelling.
If Deke’s house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn’s, Deke’s place has a hand-crank mechanism that reveals a set of windows to bring daylight into the abode as well as other amenities like a kitchen and a toilet.
“This is my toilet, where I also keep my mac n’ cheese. It’s not a good system,” quips Andre.
In addition to working plumbing and electricity, the one-room pad boasts a comfy sleeping and sitting area and even has a liquor “cabinet.” The space is tight but on some episodes, Deke is able to fit four or five people inside at a time. The trash trailer also has the added benefits of being rent-free and easy to relocate to other neighborhoods. The downside? Well, aside from the obvious “I’m living in a dumpster” dilemma, your home could end up getting towed if you park in the wrong spot.