This amazing 90 year old house in Rockport is made entirely from newspapers
3 Even the glue was homemade
What possessed Stenman to construct a home made from paper is unknown. However his descendants feel he wanted to construct the home using cheap insulation because it was the time of the great depression and materials for construction was expensive. Even the glue Sten man used was home made using flour, water and apple peel.
4 The man who invented the machine which makes paper clips
Yes !! Stenman was the designer of the machine that made paper clips. He loved paper and the thought of recycling. Although he planned on layering the outside walls with clapboard, he decided against it because the paper insulation held out extremely well in the first winter. Stenman completed the house in two years and even lived in it till 1930.
5 Newspaper articles can be seen featuring historical news
Stenman’s Rockport paper house was built form 100,000 newspapers. The house has stood for ninety years but now paper can be seen peeling off which is also an attraction in itself as it reveals a part of history in the form of newspaper articles of the time. On the writing desks you can read of accounts like the first transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh. The radio cabinet features an article of Herbert Hoover’s presidential campaign. The house was converted into a museum after Stenman died in 1942.