Welcome to the Home Wiki!

We're glad to have you here!
This is an interactive site where people can contribute their knowledge about homes - care, residents, maintenance, improvements, furnishings and more. Visitors to this site have created 816 articles since May 2008.

We welcome your contributions, have a look at the "Helping out" section below for some direction on where to get started. Do you have a tip to share? If you're not sure where to post something, feel free to start a new topic, add to one or ask a question on the discussion forums.

Are you interested in home automation? Cookies? Style or decorating? Reducing clutter? The wii or other games?

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What kind of home do you live in?

The poll was created at 02:20 on April 26, 2012, and so far 166 people voted.

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"I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world."
-- George Washington

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Homes get dirty and need cleaning. People bring in dirt accidentally, like mud on their shoes. They create messes through the normal processes of living in the home -- using dishes… (See more.)

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Milestones on the Home Wiki

  • May 2012 / The Home Wiki celebrates its 4th year! The stub articles are down to 20%, and the 700 article was created.
  • March 2012 / The Home Wiki now has 500 non-stub articles.
  • November 2009 / The Home Wiki is featured in the Wikia Spotlight. (An earlier feature hit a glitch and was removed early.)
  • July 2009 / The 400th article is created.
  • May 2008 / The Home Wiki is Started!

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What belongs in this wiki?

This wiki is about homes. Here are some of the categories and topics that people have contributed:

  • People - who make a place a home
  • Structures - types of buildings or shelters that can be made into a home
  • Furniture - kinds of furniture commonly found in a home
  • Decorating - ways to change the appearance of your home
  • Infrastructure - components that make the structure function: electricity, plumbing, etc.
  • How to make a shelter into a home - making it comfy, safe, a place you want to be -- what's a good name for related category (or categories)? What makes a place a home?
  • Uses of a home - shelter, entertaining
  • Other: household chores, maintenance, improvements, "how to", helpful hints, buying a house (or condo or...), selecting an apartment, cleaning, home automation and home inspection, quotes about "home"

Helping out

To write a new article, just enter the title in the box below.

Notes: Before you create a new article, it's a good idea to search for the topic to see if someone has already started an article that you can improve. Articles that are irrelevant to the subject of home will be deleted.

Not sure where to start?
  • Find out more about the wiki on the About page.
  • If you are new to wikis, check out the tutorial.
  • See "Stubs" for articles that have been started, but are substantially incomplete, and "Wanted Articles" for pages with links to them, but no content yet. Your help filling in these gaps would be appreciated.
Talk and more...
  • Check out the community portal to see what the community is working on, to give feedback or just to say hi.

Topics on the discussion forum include What makes a place seem more like home? and If you were going to build a custom home.... </div>

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