A lot of features have been added to Path of Exile, even before The Fall of Oriath expansion came out. Grinding Gear Games keep the game fresh and maintain its free-to-play status, and that certainly doesn't seem like very easy. But with loyal players base have kept coming back for more, they have so much work to do. One of those is the inclusion of https://www.mmogah.com/news/poe/hiding-places-in-path-of-exileHideouts, which gives each player its own personal town.
Hideouts can get award from level 3 Masters, so if you want to reach this point, you have to get into the content in the Forsaken Masters expansion. Once you have a hideout, you can invite NPCs into it so you have your very own hub that you can decorate and customize, including being able to invite 4 Masters at most. Visiting your hideout is just a matter of typing "/hideout" on your chat while in town or from any waypoint.