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“The home is one’s very first universe, one’s cosmos. If life begins well, it is because it begins by being enclosed, protected, wrapped warmly in the heart of the home. Before being thrown into the world, the newborn is laid in a cradle, enveloped by warmth. So it is no wonder that home ever after appears in our dreams as a great cradle of well-being, in which to be is truly to be well! […]

“Beyond any actual building and beyond the actual facts of our childhood, there lives in each of us, in the deepest reaches of our being, an imaginary home: a place of intimacy and comfort, of light and of warmth. Thanks to this place, we have the sense of being sheltered from cold and heat, from storm and rain – protected from the night and all those other, unknown forces.” 
Eric Volant, La maison des rêveries


Read in Utne Reader, 01/27/2010«The architecture magazine Dwell always strives for aesthetic heights with its often dour and stark photographs of beautiful, expensive homes. The blog Unhappy Hipsters pokes some good-natured fun at Dwell’s photos by writing pithy captions that turn each photograph into a story with just a few words. According to the blog’s tagline, “It’s lonely in the...
Sophie Côté
We are a small group of people, some with intellectual disabilities, others without, who have decided to live together as a community. Our community is still young; it includes only one house. Recently, we welcomed André, a kind and reserved man. We certainly hope that he will fit well in our collective life and, especially, that he will feel at home here. We asked him how long it would...






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The editor of L'Encyclopédie de L'Agora and well known newspaper chronicler and philosopher, analyses actuality through the looking glass of Belonging.
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