Running late, I turned down a side street on my way to a coffee shop in Cuenca where I was meeting a colleague.
Halfway down the block, I stopped dead in my tracks...
Take a look at this two-story house, totally covered with newspaper.
It is very neatly done, with windows and doors carefully cut—as if it were dining room wallpaper ...
... I don't know the story, and neither did Google. When I find out, I'll send you and update."
— Fernando Pagés Ruiz is ProTradeCraft's Latin America Editor. He is currently building a business in Ecuador and a house in Mexico. Formerly, he was a builder in the Great Plains and mountain states. He is author of Building an Affordable House and Affordable Remodel (Taunton Press).