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This quirky house gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘living in a cardboard box’.Designers in Amsterdam have created kit houses made out of cardboard, which can be put up in just a day.The Fiction Factory’s Wikkelhouse is a recyclable abode that costs just £26,617 (€30,000).The shelter is built using high-strength, 24-layer-thick cardboard bonded together with eco-friendly superglue.This ‘incredibly robust sandwich’ is then moulded into giant ring-like shapes by craftsmen in the factory.These sections can then slot together to construct a house as large as the builder desires.Bathrooms and kitchen areas can be installed for an extra fee. The chunky strips of cardboard are topped with a waterproof coating and wood panelling to give it added reinforcement.The house doesn’t require a concrete foundation and the cardboard sections are designed to be fixed to a solid base.Designers believe the Wikkelhouse should last up to 100 years. Currently the cardboard house is only available in certain parts of Europe and there is a waiting list as only 20 of the shelters are produced per year to ‘ensure high quality’.So far, the company has installed the structures in both rural and urban environments, including showcasing one as a classroom at Amsterdam University and as a creative hub in Hoxton, London.


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