This paper presents some specific findings resulting from ongoing (Ph.D) research and analysis of qualitative data (interviews and open-ended questionnaires), presented in quantitative form. It focuses on a group of people who, it can be argued, are at the centre of a transition - a consequence of environmental, cultural and economic processes. Home, as a concept, is socially created, its meaning having been negotiated over time and largely taken for granted without question. It is such that boundaries have been created between home and work, and in terms of time and space. Those who work from home can be seen to have crossed these boundaries; in post-modernist terms, they are not only part of a more fragmented society, but can be said to have transgressed. But, while most research has concentrated on contracted-out homeworkers, or computer based teleworkers, it is the independent professionals - the subject of this research - who are perhaps best placed to renegotiate meanings, legitimacy, and so forth. They have been increasing in number, and are likely to continue to increase, possibly representing a changing lifestyle and changing cultural and environmental values which will demand a change in attitude to homes. Their definition of the meaning of home, contrasted with their understanding of the general public's perception of home, is of particular interest here; the discrepancy between the two is problematic for them and needs to be treated as problematic by those of us who are interested in this subject.