“Thoreau, Gandhi, Schumacher... Over the last century or so, a number of original thinkers have had the audacity to suggest that economics is not only about how humanity satisfies its needs but also about what those needs should be. It appears that they were onto something, for, today, it is precisely excessive human needs that have brought the earth to a state of crisis. If there is to be a way forward, it will likely involve the exemplary rethinking being led by people such as Abhay and Jane at the Pink House.”—Robert Leonard, Intellectual historian and Schumacher scholar, Université du Québec à Montréal

“At a time when so few of us can envision a truly imaginative future, Pink House has found a way. I applaud these efforts and support them as best I can.”—Carol Becker, Writer/Professor/Dean Columbia University

Understanding Pink House

 Dear friends of Pink House

Pink House is a lifelong and personal project of decolonization from the heart.

The four-hundred year old legacy of economics is the breaking down of reciprocal (human-animal) relationships and their replacement with market (impersonal-material) relationships. Our dream for Pink House is to disrupt market relationships and rebuild reciprocity in our community of five-hundred households. 

To this end, Pink House is a decolonized public space. Our public koi meditation pond attracts neighbors of all ages to come together and contemplate the growing koi—silver, gold, black, orange, and white. Our planned yoga and meditation center would expand the public space inwards into our own home as we share living space, a ‘dirty’ kitchen, and eventually rooms that will act as guesthouse rooms for international visitors sharing our vision and values. 

Pink Store, which is a part of Pink House, is a decolonized community convenience store. We have replaced the maximum-profit mandate of economics with the idea of subsistence-profit, which we define as just enough to ‘buy our rice,’ i.e. to live and love by. As the pandemic rages on, Pink Store has implemented Rice Now—a policy of giving rice to any neighbor who asks for it. 

Pink House
Bohol island
30 April 2021

Pink House First Anniversary

  “Pink House on Bohol island, Philippines, is our home, community store, future yoga & meditation center / guest-house, with our public...