Home can be the translation of the word lar in portuguese. Lar is the stone where the fire burns. Around this stone and the fire that burns on top of it, there is a life. A life in the sense of an existence that comprises actions, routines, objects, stories, tears and joys. The inhabitants of a house had this central element, provider of comfort and light, watching them.
This is how it was in the past.
But they say we have to know the past to built the future. And in the past, there as a real home inside every house in Douro.