Some early results of a survey, designed to compare what architects believe goes on in houses compared to what ac tually does go on, are enlarged upon. The dissimilarity between the two sets of data is discussed and one conclu des that while the differences are intriguing and the oc cupant's attitudes towards the dwellings could be based on different considerations from those of the architects, there is not necessarily a case here for grave concern, owing to the adaptability of people to their environment. However, rather than suggest the study was a waste of time, it is not until such investigations take place that one can associate facts with commonsense propositions.