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.

“The softness of the walls does wonderful things to candlelight.­” says Ann. “Our biggest expense is not electricity, it’s candles.” The eight-foot French doors to the patio are from a salvage yard.
Photography by Povy Kendal Atchison