Refugee shelters are often seen and experienced as cold, uninviting institutions. At Nøsen we aimed for something different, a place where people would feel welcome and at home. From mid-December 2015 to mid-March 2016 I had the pleasure of working at this unique shelter for refugees. Together with an amazing team of colleagues we created a great place for our asylum seekers to live. We had lectures, norwegian classes, yoga classes, outdoor activities, amazing food, and all in all, an amazing experience.