Families & Homes
Place, community, and the people we love.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibelposted Oct 13, 2010
- Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
People We Love :: Chef Ann Cooper
by Tiffany Ranposted Sep 29, 2010
- Fighting for healthy school lunches
Raffi: Building A World Fit for Children
by Raffi Cavoukianposted Sep 16, 2010
- A movement to put children’s rights at the center of our collective decisions is taking hold—and it’s good news for adults, too.
Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 11, 2010
- No fortune? No skills? No problem. How a novice builder used mud–and teamwork–to make a house from scratch.
Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild
by Susan DeFreitasposted Sep 09, 2010
- How the rebuilding boom improves communities, benefits the environment, and even creates jobs.
Movies, My Kids, and Me
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 08, 2010
- Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brownposted Aug 18, 2010
- The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 17, 2010
- Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staffposted Aug 13, 2010
- Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.
My Tiny, Free House
by Michael Janzenposted Aug 10, 2010
- Michael Janzen had a big house and a big mortgage. Then the financial crisis hit, and he wondered just how small, and how cheap, a house could be.
Leaving It Up To Them
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 28, 2010
- What happens when children raised in radical homes choose the straight and narrow?
Time for a Tech Sabbath?
by Erika Kosinaposted Jul 12, 2010
- Americans are finding that a day of rest is still a good idea.
People Without Homes, Homes Without People
by Brooke Jarvisposted Jun 24, 2010
- In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
The Case for Sustainable Meat
by Shannon Hayesposted May 12, 2010
- Can meat have a place in the life of a “radical homemaker” trying to live sustainably? Farmer Shannon Hayes believes it can.
The Kid Question
by Shannon Hayesposted Apr 14, 2010
- How one woman decided whether reproduction had a place in her quest for a sustainable life.