We love Annie Leonard’s projects, especially “The Story of Stuff“, but now we like her even more: In a recent New York Times Magazine article she talks about how she and 10 friends bought six houses on a single block over the course of 20 years. “We call it a kampung, an Indonesian term for compound where a bunch of families live. We have taken down the fences. We have shared backyards. We have incredible gardens. It’s like I live in a Monet painting with all my best friends.” Kampung, kibbutz, compound, whatever you want to call it, we wish we could replicate this modern curation of one’s own village.

Photo: Lauren Greenfield for The New York Times


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