Classy Trash: Recycled Paper Bale Colorado Home

That old analogy about little pigs and houses of straw is timeworn and weary. So a Colorado couple broke it wide open by building their house of ... well, trash. Recycled paper bales, to be exact.

Ann has worked diligently to create a garden in the tough, high-country climate. Rich spends many tranquil moments raking the sand in his Zen garden. The grass over the septic system and leach field in the background grows to only six inches high and never requires mowing.
Photography by Povy Kendal Atchison