Cardboard furniture would have been perfect in college. People would draw naughty things all over it and we could get in furniture fights without any trips to the hospital.
With all the Clockwork Orange/Scarface/Doors/Bob Marley/Dave Matthews/Audrey Hepburn/Che Guevara/KISS/Trainspotting/ballet slippers/Sarah McLachlan/Nightmare Before Christmas/Pink Floyd/Tori Amos/Nine Inch Nails/John Belushi/Abby Road posters we all hauled back and forth between dorm rooms and crappy party houses in college, We could have had some serious matching furniture sets!
In college I knew a few people who lived in a nasty squat with like 12 roommates who slept in closets and let their pet rats wander through the house uninhibited and argued over who was in charge of cooking the organic quinoa on Wednesday night. One of them wanted to live in a geodesic dome in the yard. This would have been a perfect starter house for him.