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Newspaper Siding: House-Fish Wrap?

March 04, 2017


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).

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