A versatile construction material

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Head on over to Suitcases & Sippy Cups to read about this (regionally) famous tourist attraction, the Paper House, built in the 1920’s using lots and lots of newspapers.

The Rockport Paper House’s walls, doors, and furniture are made of varnished newspapers—roughly 100,000 of them. 215 layers of paper were stuck together with a homemade glue of flour, water, and apple peels to make 1-inch-thick panels for the walls. — Atlas Obscura

I suspect that building and furnishing a Newspaper House these days would be a lot tougher, namely because of the last of building materials.

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