The Wikkelhouse is Comprised of 24 Layers of Cardboard and is Also Waterproof

By: | May 8th, 2016

The Wikkelhouse is an extremely unique building, made from 24 layers of corrugated cardboard.

While you might think a house made of cardboard can’t survive bad weather, the Wikkelhouse can thanks to a waterproof membrane on the building’s outer surface and a slim layer of wood on the interior.

Some of the cardboard modules that make up the Wikkelhouse weigh upwards of 1,100 pounds, and can be customized as a bathroom, living area, or even a kitchen.

Not only can the cardboard layers of the home hold up for approximately 50 years, but the structures are also mobile, built on a chassis instead of a foundation.

Essentially, the Wikkelhouse is a movable and modular cardboard house, which also happens to be waterproof.

Sound too good to be true?

Maybe it is…

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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