Ben Napier Ben Napier is a woodworker with a degree in history and a passion for renovating historic homes. Ben, along with his wife Erin, stars in the HGTV Show Hometown. Ben and Erin frequently contribute to Southern Living. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.