Through this dissertation, I invite us to examine the relationship we have with our family houses that have been home to several generations. How can a simple house become a family home? Why and how is the attachment to this house created? These houses are home to our family stories, the visible traces of our passage, the marks and objects that are witness to the time spent in the house. We have our memories, childhood dreams and family reunions. So what happens if we lose the home? How can we successfully separate from the house where we've built so many memories? Is the attachment summed up simply by the framework of the house? What do we connect to?