Cardboard is usually thought of as disposable and temporary, but a design firm in Amsterdam uses the humble material to build houses that are supposed to last for 100 years.
Wikkelhouses aren't just made out of regular old cardboard. They're made by wrapping 24 layers of high-quality paperboard around a house-shaped frame. In fact, the Dutch verb 'wikkelen' means 'to wrap.'
The layers are bonded together, and finally the whole thing is covered with a waterproof, breathable foil that provides protection from the elements.
A single segment of a Wikkelhouse is 54-square-feet large, and multiple pieces can be linked together to create a larger space.
Fiction Factory claims that they are three times more sustainable than traditional construction methods.
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