Tell Us: What Makes a House a Home?

published Jan 13, 2014
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I’ve moved around a lot over the past five years, bouncing from coast to coast and staying in places, furnished and unfurnished, from one month to three years. All this has made me wonder about what it is that really makes a place feel like home.

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Obviously it’s not always a tangible thing — for me it’s most often a combination of things, from getting to know my neighbors and finding a great local coffee shop, to unpacking my books and personal mementos. If I had to say one thing I would say it’s a general sense of ease and familiarity, knowing exactly what you are coming home to and tucking yourself away from the rest of the world where you can feel comfortable just being.

What makes your place a home?