Jay Harris, in Wadi Rum (Valley of the Moon), a protected desert wilderness in Jordan.

Internatio­nal Asheville brings the world to main street Oct. 2

Jay Harris got his first taste of international living one horizon-broadening summer in Australia while staying on a piggery as a high school exchange student. Since then, he has worked 30 years overseas as an international education specialist for universities, advisory councils and community outreach programs, making 60 trips to Jordan alone. During the course […]

The home of Suzie Millions

Nobody christens the holiday season with a natural knack for embracing the wacky and romancing the outrageously tacky as local pseudo-celebrity Suzie Millions, seasoned veteran of The Big Crafty and author of “The Complete Book of Retro Crafts.” I recently visited Millions at the home she shares with her husband, Lance Wille, drummer for local […]

Living small-scale

John and Nikki Preston’s first conversation was about the sort of house they might build together. They were at a party at the home of a mutual friend, just up the hill from where they now live with their daughter Eileen and two Labrador retrievers. It’s no coincidence, then, that they built their own home […]