A special little house, made out of cardboard. Sustainably built to last. And suits all your needs.
Wikkelhouse is what you get when an everyday material finds a groundbreaking purpose. Using cardboard as its main building material, Wikkelhouse is a cutting-edge sustainable house with a beautiful design and exceptional constructive strength.
Four years of research has led to a pioneering construction technology. The 24 layers of top-quality cardboard are wrapped around a rotating house-shaped mould and bonded together with eco-friendly glue. The result is a robust sandwich structure with optimal insulation qualities. Wikkelen is Dutch for wrapping.
A house for you.
A one-of-a-kind holiday home, guest house or office space – Wikkelhouse can be whatever you want it to be. With its friendly design and premium finishings, Wikkelhouse brings comfort in many ways. Even its acoustics are unequalled.
Wikkelhouse is made up of 1.2 meter deep segments that can easily be connected and disconnected. The modular setup makes the house highly flexible. Add extra segments for extra meters. Create your own floorplan. Change it later. Truly anything goes.
Would you like a kitchen in your Wikkelhouse? A bathroom? A shower? Include our smart Home-segment to your Wikkelhouse layout and you’re set for life.
Each Wikkelhouse is tailor-made by our specialized craftsmen. Extra windows, different finishings or your own color scheme – tell us your ideas and make Wikkelhouse even more to your liking.
Since Wikkelhouse is sustainably produced and made of materials that have minimal impact on the environment, it is 3x more eco-friendly than traditional housing. Moreover, the segments can be reused over and over again and are 100% recyclable.
Placed in a day.
Your Wikkelhouse is built in our workshop in Amsterdam. When ready, the segments are transported to the location of your choice and connected on the spot. It just takes a day to place your Wikkelhouse.
Each Wikkelhouse is finished with waterproof but breathable foil and wood panelling to protect it from all weather conditions. Wikkelhouse is here to last you a lifetime.
With a weight of only 500 kilos per segment, Wikkelhouse doesn’t need a foundation and can be placed anywhere you want your Wikkelhouse to be. On the beachside, in your backyard or even on a rooftop. Looking for a change of scenery? Just move the house to a different spot.
*Report: Determination thermal resistance and conductivity of cardboard by Fraunhofer Institut, 2018
On the edge of the Biesbosch, one of Holland’s largest nature reserves, you will find a Stayokay campsite. The non profit hostel organization provides a retreat for self-catering holiday lets, featuring two Wikkelhouses and many more to come.
Hoxton Rooftop Venue
Hoxton Docks is a canal side venue in the heart of London’s creative hub. On the rooftop of this former coal storage facility we placed a Wikkelhouse that is used for parties, photo shoots and corporate events.
Check the video for drone views.
Our largest Wikkelhouse ever: 11 segments, in the middle of the Dutch dunes! BRAKIJmuiden is exploring a sustainable future. The mega Wikkelhouse will be their base camp, used for citizen science research, environment education and meetings between science and business.
Another collaboration with Stayokay, at another national park location: De Hoge Veluwe. We placed two fully equiped Wikkelhouses amidst the woods and the natural wildlife, offering a rustic holiday experience.
Almere is Holland’s fastest growing city and a global pioneer in spatial planning. The city’s Tiny Housing experiment accommodates small households with compact and sustainable housing.
Amsterdam University Classroom
School doesn’t get any better than this. On the premises of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences you will find a Wikkelhouse that quite literally serves as an out-of-the-box classroom.
Rotterdam Red Apple Marina
In the most central and idyllic marina of Rotterdam, a few steps from Station Blaak and the Markthal, you can find the world’s first Wikkelboat. It floats! Wikkelboat has two outdoor patios and all the facilities for a phenomenal overnight stay.
In the very heart of Lyme Regis Area, known as the Pearl of Dorset, we assembled a Wikkelhouse Art Studio.
Overlooking the landscape, nothing will stop you from being creative.
Amsterdam Boutique Office
In the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, OVG real estate is developing a hi-tech and energy neutral office named the Boutique Office. During the build, Wikkelhouse serves as an appropriate meeting hub for this innovative project.
How much does a Wikkelhouse cost?
Since Wikkelhouse is a modular concept the price is based on the configuration of segments needed. You can purchase a Wikkelhouse starting from EUR 30.000,- excl. VAT (based on 3 segments and excluding transport and placement). However, most houses are sold in between EUR 50.000,- and 85.000,- excl. VAT, transport and placement.
Can I cook a good meal in my Wikkelhouse? Take a shower? Go to the bathroom?
Yes, yes and yes. Simply add a smart ‘Home’-segment to your Wikkelhouse design. This segment holds all domestic installations and offers you a kitchen, shower and bathroom.
What is the size of a Wikkelhouse?
You can make your Wikkelhouse as big as you want, but one segment is 5 m2 (length: 4,5 meters / width: 1,2 meters / height: 3,5 meters).
Is Wikkelhouse available worldwide?
Unfortunately not. We deliver Wikkelhouse in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, UK and Scandinavia. And we plan to keep it that way throughout 2020. Patience is a virtue.
We are incredibly grateful for the big demand for Wikkelhouse. At this moment we can deliver your Wikkelhouse approximatly 8 months after you have ordered it. Sometimes you can be lucky if we have one or two in stock!
How can I participate in Wikkelhouse?
You can not. We handle all sales, marketing and business activities from our office in Amsterdam. We are a young company that believes in controlled business development with a personal touch. This is our way of ensuring quality and durability of the Wikkelhouses we develop and deliver.
Would you like to buy a Wikkelhouse or do you have questions, suggestions, needs or ideas?