At face value, a forever house is simply a dwelling where an inhabitant intends to live the rest of their life. However, its true essence lies much deeper.

A forever house is both practical and spiritual. It seeks to both anticipate the physical needs of the aging owner(s) and, more significantly I believe, attend to their emotional and spiritual centering. For those who seek a forever house, it embodies a true coming home: an arrival of the self and a deep sense of connection.

The aforeverhouse.com website, authored by Ed Barnhart, principal of Always by Design architects, is intended as both an inspiration and practical resource for people sharing a profound need – a need for making a uniquely personal place to dwell in the world.