Papercrete blocks drying.
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The gallery below contains pictures from a class work day making papercrete for the CCAT natural wall construction.
It takes about 5 minutes of mixing with a power drill with a paint mixing paddle for wet shredded paper to pulp like this before adding cement
Blending paper shreds with Portland cement
This is the form we used to make the bricks used in the wall. When the bricks dry, they shrink, making the form easy to lift off
Here I am showing the class how to lay paper-crete bricks on the wall...
Natural building projects require a lot of community and group effort to make progress!
The finished paper-crete wall has divots that we made with our fingers in it to give the natural plasters something to stick into
The wall after a long hard days worth of work and almost ready to receive natural plasters
With the left over paper-crete from the day we made a large planter bowl. There are many uses for extra paper-crete. Use your imagination!