A home is a place of residence or refuge. when it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an individual or a family can live and store personal property. it is generally a place to provide safety and is used as a center from which people or animals base their daily activities. most modern-day households contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. animals have their own homes as well, either living in the wild or shared with humans in a domesticated environment.