Far From Home series was inspired by my time volunteering with the Austin based refugee house, Casa Marianella. They provide housing and other resources for immigrants from numerous countries worldwide. At any given time there are as many as forty residents from twenty countries living at the house. My time working with Casa Marianella made me re-think the idea of home. Virtually nothing in the house belongs to the residents. How each individual personalizes his or her living space in this communal environment represents the extent of a limited but extremely valued freedom. Residents sacrifice their privacy and nearly all of their belongings to live in Casa Marianella. The personalization of space becomes central to a community that subsists on mutual trust, with strangers worldwide sleeping beside one another. A curfew is enforced every night at 11pm.