Have You heard about the Paper House in Rockport Massachusetts?
I had forgotten how much young dogs can destroy in a garden when having fun 🙂 🙂 🙂 Sune and Nova have been running around like crazy and anything in their way breaks 🙂 But they’re having so much fun that I really can’t get angry at them 🙂 I’ll have to check the pond this coming weekend because I’m pretty sure Sune tore a hole in it when trying to get up from the water after taking his bath 🙂 It is rather easy to fix if I just can find the hole, I doubt it’s tiny though because the water sank rapidly.
The other week I read about a swede that had moved to the USA in the late eighteen hundreds. He moved to a town called Cambridge, now days a part of Boston. He and his family wanted to get away from the hectic city life so he built a house in Rockport Massachusetts, he made it from newspapers! He read three different papers every day and other people who thought this was interesting gave him even more.
He glued (a glue he made himself from water, flour, apple peels and other things he thought would be good 🙂 ) together 215 sheets in every sort of brick and one can still read what it says on the top sheet of every brick 🙂 he sort of made a wooden frame for every paper brick and started building his house. He not only built the house this way but also every furniture except for the grand piano 🙂 The furnace got a little different look because he made that from the weekend supplement that was made from a more glossy paper 🙂 🙂 🙂 Even a grandfather clock was made from newspapers 🙂
The house had both running water and electricity but he never built any bathroom, they used the common toilet they had in the neighborhood. The house still stands after 90 years and they varnish the house every year but visitors tend to make holes in the walls when they can, they try to fix it as good as they can though. So if You ever travel to Rockport Massachusetts why don’t make a visit to the Paper house?
My cottage isn’t made from newspapers but I’m pretty sure I can find some behind the wallpaper if I would like to rip it of one day 🙂
Have a great day!