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Post: #32557 wulf
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:02 am

How about this? An interesting approach to building a house out of recycled (and recyclable) material.

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Post: #32561 Andy Hamilton
Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:27 am

That is pretty interesting cheers Wulf. I am thinking that it could be used as a solution in disaster areas. Well at least as a temporary housing solution for refugees when needed. - actually just read some of the fact sheet and this is exactly what they are thinking of.

I wonder what it is like to actually live in? - I also wonder if this takes off would it have the same life as the prefabs post war? Many of those temporary houses are still standing. I can find any info on how long it is designed to last for.

It is expected to cost about 12 000 quid, which I guess is cheap for a house, but is it good enough to bridge the gap for low incomes in the housing market? You can buy a second hand static caravan for about 3000 quid, not as big but probally easier to sell than a cardboard house.
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Post: #32633 Ranter
Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:42 pm

As temporary housing I think it's great. I'd have concerns about which environments it can be used in though. Suspect it'll be more useful in Australia than a climate like the UK's.

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Post: #38692 Boots
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:34 pm

Even comes with under floor water tanks!!!!

That is a funky house and think a couple of them would fit in real well on the farm...


... I wonder if my goats would it eat it though... :?
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Post: #43387 reefskin
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:57 pm

I tried converting the $35,000 Australian dollars - it's about £13,000...

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Post: #43420 2steps
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:16 am

looks good but suppose it would only really work somewhere without to much rain. or you could build your housee a giant umbrella :lol: :wink:

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Post: #47105 pitbull
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:30 am

seems awful expensive.. one would think you could build a small home much more durable for less?

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Post: #49257 quercusrobur
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:21 pm

Heres an article wot i wrote about the cardboard classroom project at my daughter's school; http://www.gb0063551.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cardboard/
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