What if you could build your house for a day, but you’d have to use material made up mostly of cardboard? Would you still live in it? Don’t worry, because this isn’t the typical cardboard material you’d expect to find in a dumpster in the back of a shopping mall or supermarket. The cardboard is a lot sturdier than you can imagine, but it’s still easy enough that you can build this cozy little home in 24 hours. It sounds like sheer fiction, but it’s real and what’s even better is that this dwelling is also adaptable for pretty much anyone’s needs.Can you see yourself relaxing in there? Well, what if we were to tell you that the home is made of 24 layers of cardboard? You’re probably shaking your head and going, “no way!”
The Wikkelhouse was designed by Fiction Factory, a theater scenery company, who decided to move on to better things like the construction of this small home.
This home won’t fall apart in the middle of a rainstorm. It actually has a house-shaped mold frame, and that frame has 24 layers of cardboard wrapped around it. It’s a very green idea when you think about it.
Each home has a different design, which can vary in all sorts of ways from particular features to the size of the structure.
Opening the glass doors and allowing the fresh air to come in will make you feel like you’re in the afterlife. The beauty of this design puts any tent to shame, and even those who don’t like camping will change their tune with the Wikkelhouse.
You just pop this window out and let some fresh air into the Wikkelhouse. It not only ensures protection from the elements, but also any animal that might be lurking.
But don’t worry about the inside of the home because the exterior has waterproof foil and wood paneling, so you can enjoy a nice meal in your living room without freaking out over a leaky ceiling.
The structure has enough weight, 500 kilos overall, that it wouldn’t require a foundation to keep it steady, and it has all the amenities of home, like this nifty way to stay warm.
So, if you want a getaway home in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, The United Kingdom, or Denmark, you’re in luck!
But it’s so easy to make that you simply won’t believe your eyes. The only thing that’s missing to make this place more like home, would be furniture.
Fiction Factory can pretty much build it anywhere you want, so you don’t have to break a sweat. In fact, if you order it in advance, your home will be ready to move into by the time you get to your destination.
It’s in plain sight, but not always easy to see if you place it in the right location, and the glass acts as a bit of a camouflage so you can have some privacy.
But it actually comes in individual segments. Essentially, it’s like a puzzle, where the pieces simply have to fit together, which is why it only takes a day to construct. In fact, you could even make an entire small village out of them.
Some might use it as a getaway in the forest while others have actually had them installed at the Rotterdam Red Apple Marine, where it floats with the boats.
You have a crew building your cardboard-like home, which really blows away any concept you ever had of a treehouse when you were a kid.
With these easy to build homes, they could provide shelters to the homeless or provide temporary homes to those who have lost their home due to a natural disaster like an earthquake or a hurricane.
See? We told you it was made up mostly of cardboard, but wrapped with an exterior that protects the Wikkelhouse from the otherwise, harmful environment.
It can be small or big, and modified to meet your individual needs, and you don’t have to wait forever for the production process. Who knew a cardboard dwelling could be this amazing?