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Inside The Communal Family Compound Of Twins Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Green

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Paige Jones

During these strange times, when we are all forced to stay inside all day, every day with the people we live with, we’re betting more than a few of us have fantasized about sharing a home with their BFF, or even a whole other family to hang out with. Today’s mamas have done just that, and are undoubtably feeling a little less lonely than the rest of us these days. Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Green are identical twin sisters who are raising their families together on a working farm just outside Portland, Oregon. Not only are they intimately sharing their parenting journey with each other (and their respective husbands) but with tens of thousands of other people, as their popular podcast Upbringing unpacks parenthood and seeks to find a more enlightened and empathetic way to raise kids. Needless to say, these mamas have plenty of smart and insightful things to say about motherhood, running a business, communal farm life, and so much more. Click through the slideshow below to see their full tour and get to know Hannah and Kelty!

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