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The Paper House

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Address: 52 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA 01966-1255
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Like the other reviews point out, this structure and all its furniture is made out of newspapers. This is a single story home. What went through my mind is how on earth did this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2013
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Escondido, California
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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

A very interesting attraction but I'm not sure I would go very far out of my way to visit it. If you're in the area or just passing through it would be a nice place for a quick visit. The place can be a bit tricky to find. It's way off the beaten patch, located in a residential area. Best... More 

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New Castle, PA
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127 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Even though it's inexpensive, it just wasn't that interesting to have driven out of our way for (even if it was only 10 min) or so. Maybe see it once if bored, but otherwise skip it.

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

It's a self guided tour with a donation box attached to the home. (suggested $2 pp). The house has bits of information posted throughout both rooms. It was different as we've never seen a house made out of paper but was not worth the stop. It has two rooms to walk through which you probably could do in about 15... More 

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Escondido, California
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280 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Like the other reviews point out, this structure and all its furniture is made out of newspapers. This is a single story home. What went through my mind is how on earth did this house ever get a building permit? Anyway, payment is on the honor system. I placed the money ($2.00 for each person) in a lockbox attached to... More 

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1 Thank MrLorin
Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is a little house made of paper rolls that look like wood, and filled with paper furniture. Lots of the furniture is made from old newspapers from around the US. Not sure what to make of it. Located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

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2 Thank foxfire1
Newton, MA
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244 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

The house is small and can be seen quickly, but it is a unique house made of paper, like everything in it. Payment is usually on the honor system . The drive to the house is very pleasant.

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Thank Annabella G
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Didn't find it easily,it's as though the house is in someones back yard,we were a wee bit hesitant at first thinking we were walking up the wrong drive.The house is a novelty at best and you have to marvel at someone actually undertaking the task of making a paper house,the most interesting thing for us was the ability to read... More 

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Thank Roger J
Long Island, NY
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

An owner of one of the galleries we were in recommended this and we were so glad we didn't miss it. Just go, you can't really describe it adequately.

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3 Thank Snorkelsue
MA
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142 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We thought the Paper House was worth a stop. The house is small but unusual and interesting. There we no guides/workers there but there is a FAQ sheet that answered our questions. Make a quick stop there and then head a few miles away to Halibut State Park.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

In the 60's I visited with my parents who visited there in the 40's-50's with my older brother Lou. Then in the 70's 80's brought my daughters there for a visit. Just visited this past weekend with my Grandkids for gen4 and they enjoyed the uniqueness and historic newspaper headlines and the Piano, the Table and Chairs all made out... More 

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1 Thank DonJoseLuis

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