Solar-powered Grow Community continues to blossom outside of Seattle
July 9, 2014, 2:36 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Bainbridge Island's fast-growing intentional community unveils two new ineighborhoods where bikes and green space rule.
At Quixote Village, homeless community shifts from tents to tiny houses
February 27, 2014, 4:28 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The 30 residents of a tent encampment in Olympia, Wash. find a new sense of independence and security after transitioning into a $3 million tiny house village complete with community center and veggie garden.
Would you share your blender? The kitchen library concept bets you will
February 4, 2014, 7:32 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Do we really need to own all the gadgets in our homes, or would we be better off sharing them with a community?
Living the deliberate life in a secondhand camper van [Video]
January 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
If you're going to spend several weeks filming people who live in tiny spaces as you travel across the Pacific Northwest, you should probably try living in a tiny space yourself, right? Kirsten Dirksen and her family give it a go in her film 'Summer of (Family) Love.'
Holiday breather: A selection of 2013's standout stories
December 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Looking for a solid 45 minute escape from the relatives? Here's the perfect chance to duck out and revisit/reflect on some of the most intriguing and inspiring MNN home and garden stories published this past year.
Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homeless
December 10, 2013, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
A social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.
Design your own LEGO eco-utopia with Build the Change
September 18, 2013, 2:54 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Ever daydream about erecting a sustainable mini-city entirely with LEGO blocks? Build the Change, a call for designs launched as part of the 2013 EcoCity World Summit, is seeking submissions.
A visit to Portland's code-cracking tiny house hotel [Video]
September 5, 2013, 6 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Clean sheets, kitchenettes and extremely limited square footage: faircompanies surveys the amenities at Caravan, the country's first tiny house hotel in, where else, Portland.
Electric Forest: Where music brings nature, people together
July 3, 2013, 4 p.m. by Anna Norris
The days' dappled sunlight complemented the nights' glowing trees at this music festival near Lake Michigan.
Rap star Nelly has been quietly sending 2 kids to college every year for a decade
Tortoise 'marriage' ends after 115 years
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
The lost towns under Lake Murray
Photographer captures stunning image of eagle in symmetrical reflection
How to identify different types of bees