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House in the news, made from the news

The house was built by a Mr Elis F Sterman, a mechanical engineer who designed machines that make paper clips. He began building his summer home out of newspaper as a hobby in 1922.

The core construction is a wooden frame with a wooden floor and roof. However the wall material which originally was just meant to be ‘good insulation’ is layer upon layer of pressed newspaper, glue and varnish on the outside that keeps it weatherproof.

Not content with building the house, Sterman went on to make all the furniture from newspaper too!

Sterman finished the project in 1924 and lived in the house during the summer unitl 1930.

These days the property is a visitor attraction.

For further details including pictures and opening times can be seen at www.paperhouserockport.com

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