Reinventing Home

So here I am, previously a homeowner, and now the eternal renter, listening as my new neighbors prepare the place next door for habitation. And I’m wondering if there isn’t a better way to do this… Lately I’ve been scanning through websites looking at live-work lofts, urban commons, re-invented communes and communities. Shareable has an article up on “hacking” home, or reinventing what home is and could be.