"Bourgeois ideals of comfort, privacy and intimacy in relation to the home have acquired considerable importance so that low income groups seek to obtain a territory that protects the «self» from the adversities of the outside world. This was confirmed in a research study conducted in one of Brasília's satellite cities, Samambaia. By internalising this core notion, the Capital's poorest residents also consider their houses to be comfortable and adequate for private life. Nevertheless, they do indicate their unfulfilled desire to have something better, as this respondent states: "I would like to have lots of different things, a bigger and better built house"."