A combination of paper, sand and cement… who knew recycled old newspaper could build a house?
Papercrete is an incredible building material that is lightweight, amazingly insulate, and low cost.
Any paper can be used, including old newspapers, phone books, and cardboard.
Papercrete can be formed into bricks by simply pouring the pulpy mixture into molds, then setting them into the sun to dry, similar to Adobe bricks. Once dry, the bricks can be used like traditional bricks, using more papercrete as the mortor to hold the bricks together.
For more information, read our full introductory article on Papercrete Construction. We will cover advantages/disadvantages, and the various applications of papercrete, including it’s insulative properties, in conjunction with other green and natural building constructions.