Wikkelhouse: pick your modular segments & click them together

After a couple decades creating theater sets in , and his company of , put their CNC expertise and resources into building a , using as the main structural element. Relying on a proprietary machine that can wrap corrugated sheets around a mold, they could create high strength that serves as both support and insulation.

The “”, or “”, is a truly customizable home composed of 5-meter-square (53-square-foot) modules that click together to create any-sized structure. The 1.2-metre-deep segments (3.9 feet) are first built up from 24 layers of cardboard moulded around a house-shaped frame. Once “printed”, the basic units can be customized: cut with one or two spherical windows, kitted out as a bathroom, a kitchen or even a narrow bunk room or two or three can be combined to create larger rooms.

Schilling says 20% of the orders have been for 8 segment shelters (often for nature cabins), though they have sold a lot of 4, 5 and 6 unit structures as well. “I hope to sell a three because I like it really tiny,” he explains. “Three could work, but it’s a bit like a hotel room, but of course you have the sky, you have a garden. I’ve lived in smaller spaces, compared to a caravan this is like a villa.”

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20 Comments

  1. 21:30 some regulations might be cumbersome but it also depends on entrepreneurs to make legislators aware of it. Also legislators should make builders & developers aware of the reasons behind to that kind of legislation, usually some statistics gathered by the firefighters department, cops, ambulances, etc.

    We have to be aware of:
    1) we live in societies bigger than a small town where everybody knows everyone so we should asume there is data we don’t know about that is behind a decision and is important.
    2) we live in a economic system based on specialization so our concerns as specialists are not the concerns of other specialists, and we should communicate that, but also the concerns of other specialists, that also matter, should be communicated to us, because they might’ve been cases of life or death, or at leas the barely minimum a huge work overload for authorities or a problem to people in the market. For instance to me as software developer and interested in security i think those houses are totally insecure.

    regulation doesn’t sprung out of trees, so lets learn first why is it in place, and that we are able to make proposals for changes, and the interest of authorities is to avoid unnecessary risks, so we should prepare proof that readable in legalize of why your structure design, etc is safe & secure.

    there is an old Chinese saying, “it is easier to turn on a candle than complain about the darkness” and that applies here, you can whine all you want about the code, when you can propose a change in it, that simple, specially if its about things you are describing “it’s not polite to enter without a doorway” which it could be truth but it also could be you are blowing this out of proportion and just been dramatic, most entrepreneurs are dramatic like children because they can’t control their hyperactivity behind ideas.

  2. Cardboard would make me wary of mold, over time… I’d also consider adding thinsulate lining, since the walls are not very thick.

    Modular design is great! (So is the black heat stove…:-) )

  3. Nice ouse, but to me the interior looks unfinished. The plywood is not beautiful like real wood. The interiors should be painted to give a finished look. The striped-down “au naturel”-look might appeal to some, but not all.

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