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PACK 'EM IN: Liberal-run Austin, Texas experimenting with tiny apartments designed by professor who lived in a dumpster

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(NaturalNews) Agenda 21 is heating up in Austin, Texas, as "Professor Dumpster" rolls out his plans for ultra-compact living, which comes in the form of stackable apartments that can be relocated to other cities where similar models exist.

By "ultra-compact," we mean a maximum of 200 square feet of living space, with just enough room for a tiny bathroom, kitchen, washer and dryer, and a sofa that converts into a queen-sized bed, according to KEYE TV.

Professor Dumpster, aka Jeff Wilson, an environmental science teacher at Huston-Tillotson University, developed the concept after converting a 32-square-foot dumpster into a home and living there for one year.

The "prefabricated stackable apartments" will be plopped on vacant parking lots in downtown Austin, carrying a price tag of about $600 a month — "less than half the cost of many studio apartments" downtown, reports KEYE TV.


However, that claim is debatable if we consider the fact that $600/month for a 200-square-foot apartment equals about $3 per square feet — an amount more than double what some studio and regular-sized apartments cost in Central Austin. For example, you can live at the Triangle, located in Central Austin, for $1,600 per month for about 1,000 square feet of space, which, when converted to a per-square-foot basis equals $1.60 — definitely cheaper than what a stackable apartment costs.

Agenda 21 "discourages urban sprawl," wages war against property rights

The move to compact Americans in small spaces, forcing them to be ultra-dependent on the urban grid, is not a new one, as the Agenda 21 model was signed by more than 170 countries, including the U.S. in 1992, with Austin, Texas, serving as its primary model.

While disguised as a plan to encourage sustainability and "environmentally friendly development," Agenda 21 really is "a sinister effort developed by an international organization to tell communities what to do and a blatant infringement on private property rights," reports the Texas Tribune.

Fearing that Agenda 21 gives the U.N. power to influence development in the U.S., College Station — home to Texas A&M University — successfully dropped "its membership with the U.S. chapter of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, a nonprofit that helps cities develop sustainability projects and is often targeted by Agenda 21 critics."

"It is an insidious, extreme institution that does not represent our citizens, and for our taxpayers to continue to fund it would be ridiculous," said Councilman Jess Fields, who spearheaded the decision.

Mike Adams, in a piece for NaturalNews.com, wrote that Agenda 21 really aims to:
  • Force humans off the land and into controlled cities
  • Ban all gun ownership by private citizens, concentrating weapons into the hands of government enforcers
  • Regulate small businesses out of existence with government-mandated minimum wages that bankrupt entire sectors of the economy

Teeny apartments on tiny bits of land

Wilson, co-founder of Kasita — the name of the development company rolling out the tiny apartments in early 2016 — "plans to hold down costs by fitting their teeny apartments onto tiny bits of land." He says compact, stackable apartments are the answer to those living in the suburbs and commuting into the city for work.



"If you wanted to, you could do housing, nine units, on a thousand square feet of land which is a fraction of an acre, a tenth of an acre," said Kasita co-founder Taylor Wilson.

Kasita-style living will soon be available in Marfa, Denver, Stockholm, New York, Brooklyn, Portland, Washington, Tucson, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago.

(Photo Credit: Kasita.com)






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