Beyond Thresholds: The Everyday Lived Experience of the House by Older People

E. Felix, H. de Haan, L. Vaandrager, M. Koelen

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Abstract

To support decision making regarding modifications to the current housing stock, this article explores older people's everyday lived experience of the house in the Netherlands. Twelve in-depth interviews were carried out, using diaries and a topic list. The study found physical, personal and social dimensions of experience that turn a house into a meaningful place in which to live. Although the study focused on the experience of the house as a home, all participants spoke about the importance of the neighbourhood. We therefore suggest that a personalised approach should be adopted in any modification of the current housing stock.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-347
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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