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A houseboat made entirely of recycled cardboard is setting sail from London Docklands

By Hayley Spencer

Dynamic design duo Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller – who've previously proven their love for upcycling by turning a disassembled an Airbus A320 into a floating sidecar – have gone a step further with their next waterborne project. They've set their sights on making a functioning, two-bed houseboat entirely out of recycled cardboard found on site at their workshop. Yep, cardboard. By nature it's pretty prone to getting soggy and sinky, but these boys are determined to defy logic and they'll be launching the boat – complete with a motor, porthole, twin bunks and even an anchor – at Grand Designs Live on April 30.

Cardboard boat

(Note the nifty wine rack...)

Carbaord boat

 There she goes...

Cardboard boat

 If you want to see it in the flesh or ask Harry and Charlie all your burning questions, head to Grand Designs Live at ExCel where they'll be launching the boat on its maiden voyage. 

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