Home is not only a fulfilment of the primary human needs to have a nest, but it is a part of the process of social identification of any individual. When creating home, many factors influence the decision-making process, from personal preferences, taste, ideal notions and social aspirations to broader social and economical factors. However, the need to have a home can be satisfied only when the individual acquires the using rights for the dwelling. The paper focuses on the relationship between personal constructing of property and objectification of the individual through the process of home creation. The data, acquired through in-depth qualitative interviews in Stockholm in the spring 2009, are the means of analyzing the concepts of home and property as individualized processes.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.