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Papercrete is made with cement and paper pulp. When done right, it is fire resistant, water resistant, decay and vermin resistant, structurally sound, provides excellent insulation, has excellent acoustics, and is cost competitive. It's been the 'done right' part that most people have had trouble with.
So far I've just done blocks, but the problem with blocks is a lot of labor and a lack of bond strength of the mortar joints. Prefabed wall sections would be much faster and stronger. Papercrete is carbon intensive [cement], so it's not for frivolous use, but it seems quite durable, which makes it environmentally economical for some uses.
What is Papercrete?