Changes in housing and location preferences due to home office in the Covid-19 pandemic? Authors Ute Neumann Technische Universität Kaiserslautern Annette Spellerberg Technische Universität Kaiserslautern Lutz Eichholz Technische Universität Kaiserslautern DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.133 Keywords: Home Office, Covid-19 pandemic, Co-working spaces, Settlement structures, Housing Abstract With the shift of the workplace to the private home in the Covid-19-pandemic, the sphere of gainful employment has more or less abruptly invaded the private sphere and has not only led to necessary adaptations in houses and flats, but has also raised new questions about the attractiveness of residential locations. Based on the results of an online survey, this paper examines the influence of home office on housing and settlement structures. Considerations of co-working spaces, another form of mobile work, are also included in the analyses. The aim of the paper is to contribute to the discussionabout the attractiveness of residential locations and the consequences of mobile working for housing behaviour. The results show: Contrary to what media discussions suggest, no clear effects on location preferences or a ‘new desire for thecountryside’ can be identified (so far). Furthermore, there is an increased willingness to move, especially in flats that are perceived as too small; dissatisfaction with the flat is higher among respondents with little space. Co-working Spaces donot yet play a role, but respondents with a preference for flexible forms of work are considering them. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2022-02-28 How to Cite Neumann, U., Spellerberg, A. and Eichholz, L. (2022) “Changes in housing and location preferences due to home office in the Covid-19 pandemic?”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE. doi: 10.14512/rur.133. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Annette Spellerberg, Lutz Eichholz, Ute Neumann This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.