If you’re a fan of prefab homes, you’ll love this fabbest-of-prefab Cardboard House. The $35,000, all-cardboard structure comes flat-packed and can be erected on site in under 6 hours. It is both made of recycled materials, and is completely recyclable. It also comes with a composting toilet and condenses its own water!
The architects Stutchbury and Pape, working in association with the Ian Buchan Fell Housing Research Unit at University of Sydney, wanted to make a statement about the reduction of technology and the simplification of needs:
“By demonstrating that we are able to recycle 100% of the building components at extremely low cost, the Cardboard House is a direct challenge to the housing industry to reduce housing and environmental costs.”
While the Cardboard house may have started as a symbolic concept design, the success of the prototypes have made it a viable temporary housing option. The lightweight, movable structures can be used for emergency shelter or for other short-term accommodation needs.
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