Cardboard houseboat hits the River Thames

Cardboard houseboat hits the River Thames


Can you build a boat entirely from cardboard? You might say no… but these savvy recyclers
say of course you can! Over ten days, Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller
turned their dream of a cardboard houseboat into a reality, using around 300 old boxes they found in bins
near their workshop. It certainly looks the part on land, but what
happens when it hits the water? You might think it turns into a soggy mess..
but… well..you’re wrong again. This afternoon, the guys launched their boat
into the Thames for the first time and all went to plan. So this weekend, she will set sail down the
river to London’s Excel, to launch Grand Designs live. And the show’s presenter thinks the cardboard
boat is not such a strange idea… Cardboard is probably not the obvious choice
either, but as Harry and Charlie have proved, it does work… and it’s probably the cheapest
houseboat you’ll ever find.

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