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Tiny House From Cardboard: The Wikkelhouse

by: Moon Apple
tiny house from cardboard  the wikkelhouse | Upload

Humble cardboard has been the unorthodox material of choice for Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban, who's already built a cathedral, pavilion, and hut from the stuff. It’s also the premise of a new micro home venture from Amsterdam-based design studio Fiction Factory.

Wikkelhouse in nature  

Photo by Yvonne Witte

Wikkelhouse interior construction
Photo by Katus. EU

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Wikkelhouse Is Completely Recyclable

Launched last year after years of development, the Wikkelhouse is constructed from wrapping 24 layers of high-strength cardboard around a gable-house-shaped mold ('wicked' means 'wrapper' in Dutch.) The resulting structure, which is completely recyclable and expected to last 100 years, is then topped with a waterproof coating and wood paneling.

Cross section wall Wikkelhouse

Photo by Kaus. EU. Cross-section wall Wikkelhouse

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The first Wikkelhouse builds show a simple plywood cabin, outfitted with a neat prefab kitchenette and bathroom module. The interior cladding is customizable, though. And so is the structure's total footprint since the gabled modular units can be added on endlessly, theoretically. A complete Wikkelhouse starts from about $41,000 (excluding transportation and installation), giving new meaning to living in a cardboard box.

Wikkelhouse in garden

So far, the company has already installed the structures in both rural and urban environments, including at the edge of a Dutch national park for a Netherlands hostel chain, at Amber Lakes, a nature reserve close to London, on the rooftop of a former coal storage facility in London, and in a Rotterdam marina.

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Wkkelhouse interior with furniture

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Tiny House From Cardboard: The Wikkelhouse

Humble cardboard has been the unorthodox material of choice for Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban, who's already built a cathedral, pavilion, and hut from the stuff. It’s also the premise of a new micro home venture from Amsterdam-based design studio Fiction Factory.    Photo by Yvonne Witte Photo by Katus. EU Recommended:  Sustainable Tiny Houses The Dutch Way With Wikkelhouse Is Completely Recyclable Launched last year after years of development, the Wikkelhouse is constructed from wrapping 24 layers of high-strength cardboard around a gable-house-shaped mold ('wicked' means 'wrapper' in Dutch.) The resulting structure, which is completely recyclable and expected to last 100 years, is then topped with a waterproof coating and wood paneling. Photo by Kaus. EU. Cross-section wall Wikkelhouse Recommended:  Waste Canals Recycled Into Sustainable Furniture The first Wikkelhouse builds show a simple plywood cabin, outfitted with a neat prefab kitchenette and bathroom module. The interior cladding is customizable, though. And so is the structure's total footprint since the gabled modular units can be added on endlessly, theoretically. A complete Wikkelhouse starts from about $41,000 (excluding transportation and installation), giving new meaning to living in a cardboard box. So far, the company has already installed the structures in both rural and urban environments, including at the edge of a Dutch national park for a Netherlands hostel chain, at Amber Lakes, a nature reserve close to London, on the rooftop of a former coal storage facility in London, and in a Rotterdam marina. Recommended:  Urban Wind Turbines: The Future Or A Mere Eyesore Before you go Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your tiny house experience?  Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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