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No matter where we find ourselves, we make a home.
A place we are cocooned; a place where we can dream.

Dream Home asks what our homes mean to us. But not from the rarified view of the architect's drafting table nor from the set of the TV renovation show. It takes as its starting point everyday people and their everyday houses. Looking at the way we've made ourselves at home through history and across cultures, Mark Wakely raises many questions: Why do children all over the world draw houses the same way? What's it like to work with an architect on a multi-million dollar house? Why would a family of five choose to live in one room? Can you build a house our of cardboard?

Filled with personal anecdotes and rich insight, Dream Home is a lively exploration of a universal subject - our homes.

Mark Wakely is a writer and journalist with a life-long interest in architecture. Since 1997, he has been executive producer of The Comfort Zone on ABC Radio National, a program that has twice been awarded for excellence in architectual journalism by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. However, no other award matches the pride he derived from winning his hometown Lego championship for a model house he designed at the age of twelve.