YES! Magazine Nominated for General Excellence. Read All About It.
Sections
Home » Happiness » Families & Homes

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]
link

HomeBannerAd_Bookshelf

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

Families & Homes

Place, community, and the people we love.

Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staff
Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.
My Tiny, Free House My Tiny, Free House
by Michael Janzen
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 Leaving It Up To Them
by Shannon Hayes
What happens when children raised in radical homes choose the straight and narrow?
Time for a Tech Sabbath? Time for a Tech Sabbath?
by Erika Kosina
Americans are finding that a day of rest is still a good idea.
People Without Homes, Homes Without People People Without Homes, Homes Without People
by Brooke Jarvis
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 The Case for Sustainable Meat
by Shannon Hayes
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 The Kid Question
by Shannon Hayes
How one woman decided whether reproduction had a place in her quest for a sustainable life.
The Birthday Balloon The Birthday Balloon
by Shannon Hayes
Somewhere in our consumer culture, we have confused material items with expressions of love.
Building Cultures of Peace Building Cultures of Peace
by Riane Eisler
To transition from a system of domination to one of partnership, we need to take a hard look at the way we think about gender.
Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey
by Faith Adiele
American Girls: An excerpt from Faith Adiele's memoir.
Meet the Radical Homemakers Meet the Radical Homemakers
by Shannon Hayes
How families are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation... starting under their own roofs.
The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
by Jason McLennan
An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
The Food of a Younger Land The Food of a Younger Land
by Laura Kaliebe
Author Mark Kurlansky unearths a Depression-era project to document the country’s food traditions.
Human Rights in the Age of Obama Human Rights in the Age of Obama
by Tanya Dawkins
Interview with Ajamu Baraka: Protecting human rights during a recession means rethinking the role of government, taking direct action, and creating an equitable society.
YES! But How? :: Is There a Safe Plastic? YES! But How? :: Is There a Safe Plastic?
by Heather Purser
Is there any plastic container that’s safe for food and drink? I have a baby, and most products for infants and children are plastic.
Personal tools