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Home + Garden

Home is among the most profound and multifaceted elements of life, from the way roots to a particular place contribute to one’s identity, to the idea of being at ease or feeling “at home” in another place or culture, to the physical structure, the dwelling itself that one occupies.

As everything from economic to food systems continue evolving, matador looks at both innovators in our home countries, as well as tips gleaned while traveling, about how we can make our homes more comfortable, more sustainable, and our gardens productive.

Home + Garden Articles

How to make your Christmas greener

by Neha

Living out of boxes: what it’s like to reside in San Francisco’s ‘Containertopia’

by Signe Brewster

How a cross-country trip led me to buy a piece of rural land at 27

by Emma Thieme

These elderly Japanese women will make you question everything you thought you knew about retirement homes

by Cathy Brown

Check the way this traveler created a sweet open concept work / living space in her Sprinter

by David Miller

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I moved off the grid

by Taylor Maguire

20 isolated cabins that will make you feel total wanderlust

by Emma Thieme

Watch this killer timelapse of a superadobe earthbag house

by Emma Thieme

This New Zealand couple lives in 20-square metres with a baby. Here’s their story

by Emma Thieme

WATCH: this couple built a tiny house for $420 in two months

by Emma Thieme

WATCH: They’re a family of 7 and they’re totally off the grid

by Emma Thieme

Sweden’s coolest blogger who herd cows by singing and lives in a village with 10 people

by Cathy Brown

Here’s a great reading list if you’re at all interested in self-sufficient living

by Emma Thieme

Can you wire your AC to run off your solar system? Let’s find out.

by Emma Thieme

This is what it’s like to spend 2 Canadian winters in a van

by Emma Thieme

WATCH: this couple shares what it was like to transition from an apartment to a campervan

by Emma Thieme

10 reasons why you shouldn’t date a Mexican man

by Trisha Velarmino

Infographic: 50 ways to help the environment from home

by Alice Latham
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