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THE CARDBOARD HOUSE
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On August 26, 2005 @ 7:47 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | 13 Comments
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!
“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.
+ Available for $35,000 from HousesOfTheFuture.com 
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