Families & Homes
Place, community, and the people we love.
Grief’s Hidden Gift
by Wendy Callposted Oct 31, 2008
- What I learned about happiness during my mom's last days with cancer.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jul 30, 2008
- A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
Compost Toilets and Self-Rule
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Nov 07, 2007
- The ecological toilet is one of today's most hope-filled expressions of people's power. How composting toilets help us take back our power and autonomy.
It Took a Village
by Heather Muellerposted Nov 07, 2007
- In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Cohousing Comes of Age
by Neshama Abraham Paissposted Feb 19, 2006
- Trends from the growing cohousing movement: commitment to environmental stewardship, continued social/political action, and growth of elder cohousing.
Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinneyposted Nov 09, 2005
- Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
Where Will I Live When I Get Older?
by Carolyn McConnellposted Aug 15, 2005
- Green House Project replaces nursing homes.
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshallposted Aug 15, 2005
- Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Parenting: The Sequel
by Steve and Rita Old Coyote, Dee Axelrodposted Aug 15, 2005
- These grandparents bring savvy and compassion to the task of raising another generation
by Pam Changposted Mar 31, 2003
- What if house cleaning weren’t a thankless, low-paid, toxic job? Mayda Iglesias co-founded a cooperative that does eco-friendly cleaning. Business is great, her clients are happy, her health has improved, and her leadership is widely recognized.
The Sound And the Furious
by Corinne Asturiasposted Jun 30, 2001
- The Sound and the Furious, by Corinne Asturias. How silence is good for commons and noise pollution invades every refuge.
Twenty Acres And a Hen
by Rachel Bagbyposted Jun 30, 2000
- Rachel Bagby rediscovers her roots (in the soil) and learns about the creatures she shares it with