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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.

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 pouring everything they had into rebuilding our beloved house (then doing it all over again), my parents had nothing left. But by that time I’d realized home is...

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.

The Things They Send Home

Inside a cramped store in New York’s Little Manila, generations of Filipino immigrants stuff and ship cardboard boxes full of knickknacks, knockoffs and love.

Life in Public Housing

New York’s public housing projects have more residents than the entire city of Cleveland. But seven current and former residents reveal that life in the towers is not always as...