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What makes a house a home?

6 January 2009 by cat

What would you say makes your house a home?  Or any house a home?

Hopefully its an object and not *huge*… I’m wanting to take photos similar to Irving Penn’s Cigarette series:

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  1. Laptop + External Screen.

  2. Or car.

    Or Beer.

    Most probably Beer actually, I know its my home when I have my beer chilling in the fridge and my car outside.

  3. Juls says:

    Pets! 🙂

  4. Tim Dobson says:

    Chaotic mess.
    no clear flat surfaces.
    washing up that still hasn’t been done
    peeling wallpaper
    summary: various day to day imperfections…..

  5. Mike says:

    A fully populated hatstand.

  6. Matthew says:

    Curtains. Non-home houses tend not to have them, workplaces tend to have blinds, therefore curtains make homes.

  7. Rand says:

    For me, it’s when it’s been irrevocably customised.
    I always have several unfinished DIY projects which means I can never sell now.

    The “when it’s been screwed on the desk” quote comes to mind.

  8. Richie says:

    Having a key.

  9. Carol says:

    A comfy sofa to snuggle on, and a warm bed to sleep in

  10. Tamara says:

    having one’s own private space where people won’t bother you.

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