While the world is “obsessed” with creating sustainable structures out of renewable and recyclable materials; this certainly wasn’t a concern back in the age of the Great Depression. In fact, most of the people would have huffed away even the idea of building a home at the time when they were struggling to make their ends meet. But there was one mechanical engineer in Massachusetts outrageous enough to dare and make a house out of recyclable material, despite the sky-high construction prices.
Elis Stenman from the Rockport, Massachusetts got creative with an idea, and he managed to create a perfectly stable house out of 100,000 newspapers!
He even created a varnish out of glue, water, flour, and apple peels to make the house appear more aesthetically pleasing. The visitors can see some of the old newspapers that peek out of the chipped-out varnish coating to reveal historical headlines such as Herbert Hoover’s presidential campaign and Charles Lindbergh’s first momentous transatlantic flight.
Visitors can witness the spectacle all year-round, and the ticket has been symbolically priced at $1.50, similar to what an average newspaper would cost today.