The photo-essay aims at presenting selected characteristics of migrants’ dwelling (an untypical dwelling formation) such as: temporality, dialectics of openness on others and closeness in private space or poor material cul- ture. Authors’ interpretations these characteristics allow for redefining mi- grants’ dwelling as a non-home, a concept introduce as a result of their boar- der studies on dwelling cultures in the context of migration. A non-home is neither a simple nor a sophisticated anti-thesis of a home. It rather consists of a mixture of components, directly transferred from home and beyond. Interpretations of a non-home illustrate selected dimensions of contempo- rary transformations of culture. Presented photos were captured during our field study between 2007 and 2010 in Warsaw.