Telegraph: “Germany’s famous Bauhaus University has invented a house made of paper with the aim of building them cheaply in shantytowns around the world.
The ‘Universal World House’ has already been road-tested in some of the worst slums in South America and passed with flying colours.
‘From the very beginning, our goal was to create practical, environmentally sustainable, and, most importantly, cheap living quarters for the slums of the Earth,’ said Gerd Niemoeller, who developed the material the houses are made of.
One of the first settlements made up of the paper houses will be built in Zimbabwe in conjunction with the German aid organisation World Vision. Nigeria too has ordered 2,400 of the houses.”