A home, or domiciled, is a legally defined area used as a residential or semi-residential property for an individual, family or group. It may have both exterior and interior parts to it and is generally a fully enclosed or partially enclosed area. It may also be used as a vacation home or a second home. This article is talking about the latter, since there are many people who use their homes as a second home.
One of the best things about owning a second home is being able to retreat from the constant distractions of work or school. It feels more like you have your own space that you can retreat to whenever you want to feel comfortable and ready to start anew. Also, you have a place where you can comfortably raise and care for children. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or an involved parent who has to work outside the home, having a second home gives you peace of mind.
Another benefit of owning a home is the added memories you will create along the way. As a child my parents would take me and my brother and sister on our camping and hiking trips. I can never remember a single memory from those trips but I do remember the miles we walked and the fresh air we took in. A home means different things to everyone, but in essence it means a place you feel comfortable being. My grandparents grew up in a house and I feel comfortable being raised there. Having a home means that you feel comfortable being anywhere in the house.
Owning a home also allows you to build and preserve a personal memory bank. While some memories are easier to pull out of a public event than others, having a home makes the act of pulling them out that much easier. When you own a home, you have many different spaces you can store your memories. For example, if you have a sitting room, you can easily place photos and mementos there. If you have a bedroom closet, you can store many items in there as well.
Having a home also provides you with the ability to create many places for family gatherings. If you have a living room where you gather your family every week for dinner and you always have a special time on Sunday evening when everyone gathers around the table, you feel comfortable there. However, if you have a dining room where most of your family gathers, you know that you can use it to host dinners or get-togethers whenever you want.
Owning a home means being able to build a memory bank. This creates the opportunity to pull out certain memories and store them away for safekeeping. This also helps you to feel comfortable when you pull out these memories and places. Having a comfortable place to call your own is essential to your mental and physical health.