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No Place Like Home

Always desired, sometimes disappointing. Stories about being in and longing for home.

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No Sex in the Bunkbeds! Tales from the Most Intimate Sharing Economy Startup Yet

Privacy is rare, quiet hours are sacred, and don’t even think about hooking up. Meet the grown-ups who call the glorified dormitories of PodShare home.

These Gender-Nonconforming People Are Building a Safe Haven on an Appalachian Farm

Growing their own food and winning over their neighbors, they feel safer in rural West Virginia than they ever did in the big city.

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The Housing Battle at the End of the World

The Real People of Brooklyn’s Sex-Positive Group House

Yes, there are orgies and orgasm workshops. But even more fascinating is how 14 strangers turned this brownstone into the most supportive co-living arrangement in NYC.

Sorting Through a Hoarder’s Lifetime of Clutter, We Learned the Meaning of Love

When my boyfriend took a job helping a widow clean out her house, among the urine-soaked rugs and years-old piles of laundry, I saw our relationship in a new light.

Can Tiny Homes Solve America’s Homeless Problem?

Four cities in the Pacific Northwest are proving the case for living super-small — and their experiments can teach the rest of us a thing or two about building real community.

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The Man Who’s Building Homes From Plastic Bottles

In only a few decades there will be more pieces of plastic in the sea than fish. Robert Bezeau made it his mission to do something good with all that trash.

My Family’s House Burned Down…Twice. Then the Bank Took It Away.

After years of rebuilding our beloved house (then doing it all over again), my parents had nothing left. But by that time I’d realized home is more than four walls.

The Roaming Beach Kids of Byron Bay

Meet a close-knit community of homeless teens who sleep in tents, get high, scavenge for food and become family—all on the fringes of Australia’s ritziest resorts.