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Building with Papercrete and Paper Adobe

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This book describes papercrete, a mixture of Portland cement, sand, and recycled newspapers/magazines, which can be used as a building material. Papercrete is strong (compressive strength of 260 psi), lightweight, holds its shape even when wet, and has a high insulation value (R 2.8 per inch). It is very inexpensive. Paper adobe is even less expensive, since it is made of paper pulp and dirt. This book contains 224 photographs; descriptions of formulas, mixers, building techniques, and innovative ideas from the small but growing band of papercrete pioneers who are experimenting and building with this remarkable material.

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