How Do You Make A Converted Dumpster Dorm Less Depressing?

On the one hand, turning old dumpsters into employee housing is clever recycling. Which is good! On the other hand, you're living in an old dumpster& - which the Chengmai factory in China has cleverly spruced the place up.

From the photos, the dumpster digs don't seem too bad - a cheery façade, a small gym, and hey! Internet access! The entire structure consists of only 10 containers, which now house 40 labourers - so we can assume quarters are pretty tight.

And whether the facelift is more a cosmetic attempt to mask the fact that these guys are living inside of small shipping crates, or a genuine effort to make their lives easier, is another question entirely. [cinaoggi]

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