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.

Photo: Rachel Tayse

This man has been living rent-free in his own sand castle for 22 years

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You can buy your own ancient city (and archeological dig) in Turkey

This couple built the ultimate #VanLife adventure mobile out of a pickup truck

This startup plans to 3D print affordable tiny houses to combat homelessness around the world

12 awesome “van-lifers” you need to follow right now

Fearless couple ditches conventions to live in their van year-round

Rocking the vanlife in NYC

Vanlife as a queer woman

Vanlife as a traveling couple

Growing a jungle in my New York apartment

I have zero construction skills and not much money. But I’ve managed to build an adobe home in Patagonia

How do you know you’re home?

How to make your Christmas greener

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

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

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

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

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