Can anybody tell me the difference between house and home?
A house is a building, usually for one family. An apartment is NOT a house, nor is a Condo!
A home is where you 'live' with your things... It can be a house... an apartment... a temple... or a Box under the Bridge!
Your Home Town is where you were raised or brought up... It does not have to be the place where you were born, but it usually is... Think of it as the first place you remember living!
A House is Permanent... A Home is rarely permanent and usually temporary... You can Move your home easily... It is a lot harder to move your House!
A house has no emotion attached, though it can be old and broken or new and perfect.
A home can be a happy place or a sad place, depending on the situation in your life. Maybe your family is with you, maybe not... It doesn't matter! It is YOUR home! If your family lives in another town, and you plan to return to live there, than that is your family's home... until you return to make it yours again!
A home is what you make it! .. But, happy OR violent, if you keep your things there, and it is the place where you usually sleep, then that is your home!
A house is a structure as the other poster put it, but a home is the people who live in the house and make it a safe and pleasant place to be. You've heard quotes such as "Keep the home fires burning" (during the wars years) and the oldie but goodie "Home is where the heart is." You can live in a beautiful home, but if you have no one to love and share it with, then it's just a plain house no matter how fancy it is. Poor or rich, no children or a dozen children, adults have the control to make any place a good home. A home can be anywhere you live -- your home may be a mobile home, or a motor home, or an igloo. For some, home can be an abandoned warehouse on Main Street in Anywhere, USA. You can call an apartment your home. As they say, "Home is where the heart is." But a house is a physical structure with walls and a roof and a door. An apartment would not be considered your "house", etc.