Lately Covid19 has made us stay home. Many of us felt desperate, insecure and worried. Feeling safe is a basic need for us. The danger of infection, but also the possibility of a shortage in food supplies or limited access to medical services and economic insecurities make us feel worried very quickly. In addition to those worries some of us were suffering when space felt tight at home. But the time under quarantine also gave us time to think. Could we live without savings, buying and owning less things, without a stable home not knowing what the next day will bring? Just surrounded by nature and our beloved ones? Could we still smile? Living on a small boat until we die? Questions I asked myself in 2007 when I worked with a film team from Kuala Lumpur who did a documentary about the Bajau Laut, a nomadic people living on boats near the coast of Semporna in North Borneo/Malaysia. I met people without any papers, who more often than not didn’t know their own age. I met people suffering from food shortage and very limited access to medical services. But what I encountered most of the time was people smiling in a way I hardly ever saw before. And the one thing I realized in each and every encounter was their endless hospitality and open heart, which made me want to stay longer and to capture those magic moments. And so to find out what this feeling was. If I had to put it into words now, I would maybe call it ‘feeling at home’.