Still standing after 90 years, this paper house built by Elis Stenman has now become a Massachusetts tourist attraction. Originally built during the depression in 1922 Elis Stenman decided to experiment with newspapers as an insulator.
Stenman was a mechanical engineer and an amateur inventor in his spare time, something we can all learn from. By gluing layers of paper together, subjecting it to two tons of pressure and giving it a few coats of varnish, he was able to build a solid house that's lasted the test of time. Interesting idea for a housing shortage.