Difference Between Home and House. When we study about English, we sometimes find a word “home” and “house”, and when we check both of those words in dictionary, we find the same meaning in Indonesian. However, they are actually different. For this occasion, I want to share about the difference about those words
A home is a place where someone lives.
Normally it is a house but it can be other things too: a narrowboat (a boat on a canal which someone lives in), a caravan (a house which is similar to a van or truck, which can be driven around) or an apartment (a kitchen, living room, dining room and bedroom(s) in a building that has other apartments in it). Home is often associated with a family and/or the place you feel attached to.
- Alice wasn’t feeling too well and she wanted to go home…
- His father has worked away from home for first five years.
- I am homeless. I have no home to go to.
A house is a building where the majority of people live.
It normally has bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a dining room.
- She has moved to a smaller house.
- The Houses of Parliament in London are visited by 50,000 people each year.
- Do you want to come to my house this afternoon?
Pay attention that animals have homes but they don’t have houses (apart from dogs – a doghouse is the small wooden house where a dog sleeps outside).
The main difference between them is that house is more concrete. House refers to a building in which someone lives. In contrast, a home can refer either to a building or to any location that a person thinks of as the place where she lives and that belongs to her. A home can be a house or an apartment, but it could also be a tent, a boat, or an underground cave.
A home can even be something abstract, a place in your mind. When you say, “Let’s go home,” you are probably not talking simply about going to the physical structure where you live. You are talking about being in the special place where you feel most comfortable and that belongs to you.
The main point of differences between “home” and “house” is focus on a place for home and a building for house.
I hope this explanation helps.