About The Paper House


The Paper House is an actual house made from paper.


It was built by Mr. Elis F. Stenman, a mechanical engineer who designed the machines that make paper clips, began building his Rockport summer home out of paper as a hobby. That was in 1922.

The paper was meant to be good insulation. Eventually, not only was the house made of paper, but furniture as well, including some intricate and beautiful pieces.

For more about the background, read the interview with his grand niece. For an interesting look at what you'll see, let's step inside.