How We Live: Common Grounds

Erin J. Bernard is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and two rather noisy and opinionated kids. They can often be found exploring the mountains and coastlines of the PNW in their trusty green Subaru.
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Lonely in a modern neighborhood, one Portland family makes the leap to cohousing. When Jenny Bevacqua wants to check in on her boys — Al, 9, and Auggie, 11 — she needn’t reach for her shoes or even her phone. Instead, she simply leans her head out the front door and sounds the family call: …

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House and Home

What makes a house into a home? It’s all about community, says this Habitat for Humanity homeowner.

Home at Last

Paula-Noel Macfie dreamed of owning a home, despite her tight budget. The community land trust model showed her how.

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