This is what I call taking recycling up a notch. Elis Stenman began covering his house with rolled up newspapers in 1922. He also covered the interior furnishings. By the time he was through he had used 100,000 newspapers. He varnished the surfaces to protect them from the elements and the structure has held up for 88 years. The article does not tell us whether newspapers provide effective insulation which was what Stenman was trying to determine when he began the project so many years ago.
http://greenopolis.com/goblog/litegreen/house-made-newspaper-lasts-88-years - Via J-Walk