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One of the newest and more innovative insulative building materials is called papercrete. It's simply a modified form of concrete that is made from cement and paper instead of cement and stone.  The compressive strength of this material is still as strong as any other type of concrete, but since it is held together with paper it is weaker in terms of torsion and snappability; those weaknesses can easily be addressed by adding in some scrap wood or other longitudinal fibers.

One of the newest and more innovative insulative building materials is called…

papercrete as plaster... I have been using the Walkmaker form to make faux papercrete stones for siding, to be applied over OSB.

papercrete as plaster. Walkmaker form to make faux papercrete stones for siding, to be applied over OSB.

Hemp/Lime Building. Better than cement! Insulates, breathable, and self-healing. Cannot be used below grade, but is fine in damp and flood prone areas. Cement is too ridged. it easily cracks in damp and cold conditions.. And creates a thermal break. Hempcrete, if used externally to surround building envelope, can work beautifully to meet passive house standards.

The second part of this hemp house building video showing how hemp and lime is used to build environmentally friendly house.

DIY How to Make Papercrete in a Tow-Mixer.. (MakePapercrete.com) Papercrete is an amazing building material you can make. This video shows you how to make papercrete using a tow-mixer which you can also make in one day! The same mixer can make other materials, like fibrous adobe (adobe with paper pulp in it), sometimes called 'padobe'.

DIY How to Make Papercrete in a Tow-Mixer **papercrete does absorb water so you have to seal it**

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Watershed Materials develops technology to produce beautiful, sustainable masonry with less cement using recycled materials.

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