In recent years, the literature on the concept of home has been moving towards examining home with particular theoretical, social and cultural contexts (Moore, 2000) and is more focused on meaningmaking. Horwitz and Tognoli (1982) argued nearly twenty years that home 'is a living process or a construction' (p. 339), however it is only fairly recently that the way home meanings are constructed has taken a more prominent role in home research (c.f. Despres, 1991; Massey, 1992; Somerville, 1997). As well as exploring varied contexts of home, there has been an increasing focus on the tensions within the home experience in terms of four key areas: (i) making home in non-traditional contexts (c.f. Chapman et al, 1999), (ii) within marginal sub-groups eg. young people, unemployed and homeless people and the elderly (Deem, 1986; Dupuis & Thorns, 1996; Moore, 1984; Moore et al, 1995; Sixsmith, 1992); (iii) contesting home through shared and conflicting meanings and (iv) the darker tensions within home experience (Binns & Mars, 1984; Darke, 1994).