I have been renting the bottom floor of this old rundown house in Cusco for more than three years. I never felt the need to repair anything - except for the room in the corner overlooking the rose garden. With windows covering two sides of the room, it has a magical view, day and night. I always dreamed of restoring it one day but thought it would cost thousands of dollars. Finally I talked to my landlord and it turned out to be very doable. It was all done in a few days for less than $500. (video)

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