When does one use から?
2 major uses:
Origin of displacement (as in this example)
Shouldn't this be うち for my house.
That's also an option.
Is it wrong to put "ここは" at the start of the sentence for "It is" ?
ここ means this place (close to speaker)
"shall we go to the zoo?"
"It is far from my house. I don't think I have the money to get there."
In that example "it" refers to the zoo which is in an undefined place. Therefore it wouldn't make sense to change it to "here".