Lifestyles and living arrangements of young adults are considerably different in Italy when compared with those prevailing in other industrial societies. Above all, the permanence of the young within the parental family is particularly long in Italy and this tendency is even increasing. Thus, the study of home experience among young adults presents interesting characteristics in the Italian case. A main result of a previous study, where two small groups of young adults with different living arrangements were compared, showed a prevailing pattern of home territoriality among young adults living within their parental family. They mainly revealed a strong territorial dichotomy between their own bedroom and the home as a whole. For example, they concentrated their activities in their bedroom, which was perceived under their exclusive control and considered their own place in the home, while they used much less the rest of home spaces and did not frequently feel the home as a place which represented themselves or under their control. In the present exploratory study the home experience of the young adults, who live at the parental home although economically independent, has been studied more in depth. On the one hand, the variety of the types of home territoriality has been examined and, on the other, subjects' evaluations about their present living arrangement as well as their wish of changing it have been explored. The sixty subjects were 27 - 35 years old, Italians of both sexes, economically independent, and mostly residents in Rome. Data were collected by a self-report questionnaire including closed but also some open-ended questions. It regarded three principal domains: a) territorial behaviours, feelings, and cognitions regarding home spaces; b) evaluations about one's own living arrangement focusing on different aspects, such as family relationships and home facilities; C) wish of leaving the parental home and reasons for this. Early results showed the presence of other types of home territoriality besides the most common one, mentioned above. For example, various young adults perceived to share the control over the entire home with their parents. However, also these subjects did not use the home spaces very much and preferred to spend a lot of their spare time outside home. With respect to self-evaluations, many subjects, although not the majority, felt to have too little autonomy in dwelling rhythms and habits, too little privacy, and felt themselves too 'controlled' by other members of the family. Interestingly, in several cases, the perceived lack of physical space was related more to the perceived insufficiency of personal autonomy and privacy than to a real lack of space under one's own exclusive control. Furthermore, the wish of leaving the parental home was found to be linked more frequently to the perceived lack of autonomy, control, or space, than to the existence of physical disadvantages, such as the lack of a personal bedroom or a high inside density.