A project in Brussels, Belgium is pioneering portable cardboard tents for homeless people to sleep in.
The cardboard tents, known as the ORIG-AMI project, can be transported by users on their backs as they seek shelter.
In Brussels, normal tents are forbidden, meaning that homeless people are often moved on by police.
Those behind the project hope that their tents will allow the homeless somewhere safe to sleep.
The tents will be tolerated by police, they said.
The cardboard tents were created by users of a provincial job rehabilitation centre, local news website BX1 reported.
The cardboard was donated by a cardboard factory and the finished product was assembled by a workshop at the Lantin prison, the website added.
Many shelters in the Belgian capital are already fully occupied by winter time and some homeless people do not want to go into shelters where they may be separated from their pets.
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