This paper examines the socio-spatial issues which arise in the design ofhouses for home-based teleworkers. Engaging in home based telework isconstrued as involving a change in role for the teleworker This role changehas implications not only for the teleworkers use and experience of the homebut also for others who share the accomdation. These issues are explored andthe implications for the design and use of combined living-working envi-ronments are put forward.A case study of four teleworkers with physical disabilities was carried out.A number of methods were used to gather information - interviews, ques-tionnaires, architectural inventory of teleworkers' homes ands primaryworkspaces and equipment inventories. In addition each teleworker com-pleted a design game. The Aiscal procedure was used to analyse the designgame data. On the basis of these explorations a number of guidelines for thedesign and use of housing for home based teleworkers were put forward un-der the following headings:- Relationship of the teleworking arrangement to the externalenvironment- Layout and adjacencies within the dwelling- Workstation ergonomics, luminous and thermal environment- Telecommunications- Storage and security