Chris LaRoche

Chris LaRoche is an intern at the think tank Sightline Institute, recent MPA grad, and occasional traveler. Learn more about him by staying at his place with Airbnb!

The rain-barrel connection: Building a better flusher

A writer dreams of someday flushing his toilet with rainwater. Sounds simple enough, but it’s not. His tale of “the regulations, the dreamers, and me.”

Couch surfers unite! Big business stomps on the sharing economy

Last year, the rental car industry smacked down car-sharing companies in Washington. Now, it appears that the hotel biz may have it out for folks who rent out their spare bedrooms via Airbnb. It’s all fun and games until greedy …