The study is focused on the relationships between household role on the one hand and territorial behaviour and attitude towards one's own home on the other. It is assumed that, in contemporary society, household roles may be different from the traditional family role and that human territoriality is primarily related to the need for privacy, social interaction, and selfexpression. All members of thirty households, including traditional families and two different types of alternative households, were interviewed. The results indicate that household role affects territorial behaviour and attitudes, structuring the way people interact with their homes.