Aubrienne

Grade 5

Guelph
Ontario

Houses and Homes

There are many similarities and differences between a house and a home. In this text I will be comparing and contrasting houses and homes.
Starting off with the meaning of a home, a home is somewhere you can feel safe. A home can be anywhere as long and you feel safe, warm and happy. Even if you don’t have a house or an apartment you can still have a home.
The meaning of a house is a lot different than the meaning of a home. A house is a shelter, for example it can be a house, apartment, dorm or ect. You can have a house but also not have a home at the same time, if you live in a shelter, but you don’t feel safe or warm and no memories have been made in that shelter, then it is only a house and not a home.
I will also tell you the similarities and differences between a house and a home.
A similarity is that you can feel safe in both a home and a house, you can feel safe in both a home and a house, you can feel safe in a shelter, or just somewhere where memories are made. A difference is that a house can only be a structure and a home can be anywhere, as long as you feel at home. Another difference is the people you share it with, of your sharing it with your family or someone you feel safe around, then that would be considered a home. If you’re sharing it with someone that isn’t nice to you and/or doesn’t like you (ex. a roommate) but you do live in a safe structure, that would be considered a house but not a home.

In conclusion, houses and homes may be pretty similar, but not exactly the same. Thank you for reading this text