When it comes to houses, there are two ways to look at things. You can see a house simply as shelter and a place to keep your stuff, or you can see it as an energizing, beautiful refuge of comfort and security that you work to make your own. And while there’s nothing wrong with managing your home as basic accommodation only, my passion has always been to try and create a little bit of heaven on earth in my home place. Click below for two “house & home” video stories. One is about my own construction of stone house from hand-quarried local stone,, and the other is about a spectacular home in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.