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Appeal: Cardboard ‘Wikkelhouse’ would harm setting of listed maritime villa

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Plans to install an innovative Dutch micro-home in the grounds of a listed Dorset villa for use as holiday accommodation would harm its historic significance, an inspector has ruled.

’ – Dutch for 'wrapper house’ – is a patented micro-home conceived by the Dutch design studio Fiction Factory. Corrugated cardboard is tightly wrapped around modular segments and then clad in wood. The houses cost less than £30,000, have a life cycle of more than 50 years, and are 100 per cent recyclable.

However, the council was concerned about the scheme’s impact on the setting .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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