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lady4life's avatar

How does a house become a home?

Asked by lady4life (234points) June 13th, 2009

The experiences, the memories etc..

Have you ever been in a place that you felt was “sick” or “evil”?

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Phobia's avatar

A house is a place just for a roof over your head. A home is a place where you feel safe. If you feel the place was “sick” or “evil”, then it’s not a home at all.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Yeah, a house is a roof over your head. A home is a loving environment – a place you’ll miss when you’re away from it and that you have a desire to return to.

For the latter part of the question, yes, I’ve been in extremely negative environments.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

With love, otherwise it’s a closet.

whatthefluther's avatar

A home embodies the love you and others place in a house.

AstroChuck's avatar

When you replace us with an m.

augustlan's avatar

Comfort is key. I don’t just mean physical comfort… it must be comfort-ing.

YARNLADY's avatar

A house doesn’t become a home. A home is made by and for the people who live there, no matter where it is. It can be a shack, a tent, or an apartment. Nothing you buy, no color you paint, what makes a home is love.

There really is no such thing as an evil house, but there are some elements that can cause a sick house, such as mold or fumes.

RedPowerLady's avatar

If you feel a house is sick or evil then you might try smudging

jerrytown's avatar

home is where you make it

cak's avatar

@RedPowerLady—Is that the sage stuff? I know…real technical.

A home is lived in. A home has laughter, love and life. It also experiences loss, sadness and unfortunately, anger, at times, too. It’s not about perfection, it’s about making the surrounds reflect the people or family that live in the home.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@cak yep it’s sage, sweetgrass, or cedar

wundayatta's avatar

A home feels right even when things are wrong.

And, of course,
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
(Robert Frost)

tiffyandthewall's avatar

home is where you feel absolutely comfortable, where you’ve created memories, etc. it feels right, even if you’ve experienced negative things there.

i think a house becomes a home after you’ve had experiences in it, can associate it with people you love, and more materialistically, have added things that make it more personal (photographs, old things that either belonged to a loved one or you owned before you moved in). it takes time though.

nitemer's avatar

When it’s spelled H O M E!

philosopher's avatar

A house becomes a home by living in it with the people you love.

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