Newspaper house, 1922

File this one under “pretty freakin cool.”

From The Retronaut, the following exhibits a pretty cool way of recycling the written word and that today’s Green Generation has nothing on the  free thinkers of the past.

“In 1922, inventor Ellis Stenman of Rockport, Massachusetts set out to construct a summer home with thousands of recycled newspapers. Eventually, he began crafting chairs, tables, lamps, and even a piano   out of rolled-up newspaper, held together by a glue he created himself out of flour, water, and apple peels.”

 

Images by Casey Bisson and Mike
Thank you to Treehugger and John Pollock

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