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Tim Pye's 3000-square-foot papercrete house under construction in AZ. On the left is the poured wall; on the right are his forms. In the foreground is the pump he uses to pump slurry from the mixer into the forms.
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Hybrid papercrete/Earthship being built on Vancouver Island by Rick Price.
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Another view of Rick Price's structure.
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Another view of Rick Price's structure.
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Bette Heeftle's geodesic dome, covered inside and out with papercrete. 
Crestone, CO.
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Andy Hopkins and Laura Solberg in front of Andy's papercrete house, 
Crestone, CO
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Andy Hopkins and Nancy Telos in front of their papercrete house.
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Another view of Andy and Nancy's house.
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This view shows the flatness of Andy's papercrete roof. 14,000 Sangre de Cristo mountains in background.
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Andy's ceiling showing construction details.
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Front view of Virginia Nabity's 800-square-foot papercrete addition onto her straw bale house, Cortez, CO. Straw bale on left, papercrete on right.
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Rear view of Virginia Nabity's house.
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Eric Patterson next to his 600-square-foot papercrete bedroom/living room he added on to his adobe home.  The walls are 12" thick, and have an approximate R value of 36.
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Another view of Eric's addition.
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Papercrete block construction is nearly the same as traditional brick construction, except the blocks are much lighter, and because of the porous nature of the blocks final coating can be much easier.
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Eric next to a 200 foot perimeter wall made of papercrete using slipforms.
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Eric's 14 foot paper dome, completed in 1991.  The walls are 7" thick.
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The house that Mike McCain is building for his mother is 40' in diameter and 8' high.  This picture from March '98 shows the walls almost completed.
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Sean Sands in front of his papercrete home.  This house contains no wood,  The main arches were formed with wire "livestock panels" curved into position and coovered with 1" chickenwire.  Then the wire was covered with a slurry of well-drained fibrous cement.
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Sean Sands' house 1999
Covered with paper adobe.
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Earthbag guesthouse covered with papercrete.
Crestone, CO
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Our nearly-completed papercrete office.
Radium Springs, NM
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Slurry applied over a cane roof.
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Papercrete dome 
Tucson, AZ
Built in 1983, this is the oldest papercrete structure we know of. Built with steel conduit bent into circles, fastened and raised.
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Paul Reavis' hybrid barn in Wisconsin. 
Cordwood mortared together with papercrete. Built in 1988, this structure has held up very well.

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