For Preppers, Papercrete Is the New Concrete

Papercrete is the ultimate building material for preppers, homesteaders, and off-grid living enthusiasts. Not only is the building material incredibly inexpensive and Earth-friendly, it is also extremely durable especially if you know how to waterproof papercrete. You can make papercrete building blocks by up-cycling used or discarded paper products. They often have a sturdy frame of possibly rebar and metal lath added for support as well.

Things You Need to Know About Papercrete House

Most preppers build a prepper retreat, homestead, or an off-the-grid home with a tight budget with self-sufficiency in mind. Paper concrete or papercrete homes are not exactly a new concept. However, it is undergoing a rapid resurgence and expansion around the world. Canvas concrete style temporary structures have been used by the military for decades.

History of Papercrete

Papercrete was first developed in the late 1920’s. In 1976, John Hall, an art student majoring in sculpture, experimented with


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