the home as haven

by catarina clemente

the home shall be peaceful and cosy, warm and comfortable (woman 25)

“The home as haven can be an illustration of the importance of cosiness… this meant the right lightning, a comfortable indoor temperature, an open fireplace and also the use of hot water. Taking a bath after a long day is a way to realize this feeling of a home. A hot bath is an arena for privacy, rest and meditation, a haven within the haven.”

– margrethe aune, “energy comes home”, energy policy 35 (2007) 5457-5465

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