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Building the M.V. Atlas of Life

An Island biologist gets help from the community to fill in the blanks. A long morning walk with Matt Pelikan...

Farley Pedler Built a Small House, and Then He Built a Bigger One

A builder takes a passive progressive approach to building for his family and his Island. Farley Pedler, an Island builder...

Right at Home: Ben Robinson and Betsy Carnie at the Barnhouse

A collage of creative, sustainable living.  It is a chilly June morning when I visit Ben Robinson and Betsy Carnie...

Room for Change: The Closet

C’mon: It’s not like human survival depends on us each having five pairs of jeans in our closet. When I...

Building from Scratch: Laura Silber Revives the Demolition

On a snowy day in February, Demolition Revival Furniture’s Laura Silber is Zooming from her kitchen. She is surrounded...

Natural Neighbors: Tom Chase Has a Wild Idea for Your Backyard

When Tom Chase was growing up in downtown Oak Bluffs he experienced a profusion of wildlife. Bobwhite quail were...

The Mazars: A House on a Great Pond

Protection, Restoration, and a Family’s Passion for the Land Remember the Vineyard Golf Wars of the late 1990s? Three major...

Room For Change: The Bathroom

The rooms in our homes are ripe for change. The clothes in our closets, the products in our pantries,...
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