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House in a box

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It was invented for disasters like earthquakes, but the Octagon House-in-a-Box makes a great temporary home. Created by Sago Mokuzai, it's made of cardboard and duct tape, and looks a great deal easier to assemble than any tent I've ever (tried to) put up.

 

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The pictures more or less say it all. With three people working on it, it takes about three hours to assemble. Then you can cut some windows out yourself, paint the walls and buy a nice throw rug.

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Drape the house in a waterproof cover, and you're good for about six months. Once it starts to decay, throw the whole thing into your recycling bin, and buy another one.

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At 15,000 yen ($1,415), it costs about the same as I used to pay monthly for a nasty little studio flat in London. So, as a housing proposition, it's pretty economical. RM

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Via dvice

Images: Sago Mokuzai

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  • Headstraight75

    December 3, 2008

    Isn’t this just a yurt made out of cardboard and duct tape except without the normal luxury of insulation??

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