Vera lives in the house she grew up in. It was built by her grandparents. She lives on the first floor while her parents live on the ground floor. This allows them to share the garden and other spaces. Much of the furniture come from Vera's grandparents, making the home full of stories and classic looking. Other things come from local furniture makers, friends and relatives. Vera has also added her own style with her crafty hands and creativity. As the summers in Porto are dry, and they grow food in their garden, several systems have been set up to collect rainwater and other grey water.