Second homes have become an increasingly important component of both tourism and housing studies. They can directly and indirectly contribute a significant number of domestic and international visitors to destinations and may be part of longer-term retirement, lifestyle and amenity migration that can have significant economic and social effects on communities and destination development.

This volume offers an overview of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to second homes while simultaneously providing a broad geographical reach. Divided into four parts exploring governance, development, community and mobile second homes, the book provides a contemporary account of the major issues in an area of growing international interest.

This timely handbook covers a wide range of dimensions – from planning to the role of second homes in development and the management of their impact. The international and cross-disciplinary nature of the contributions will be of interest to numerous academic fields in the social sciences, as well as urban and regional planners.

part |14 pages


chapter |12 pages

Second Home Tourism

An introduction
ByDieter K. Müller, Michael C. Hall

part |97 pages

Governance, planning and environmental quality

chapter |10 pages

Governing And Planning For Second Homes

ByMichael C. Hall, Dieter K. Müller

chapter |12 pages

The Role Of Second Homes In A Mediterranean Coastal Mass Tourism Destination

An evolutionary perspective
ByMaria Trinitat Rovira Soto, Salvador Anton Clavé

chapter |13 pages

Second Homes And The Commons

Terms for second home leaseholds and collective action in Kvarken Archipelago, Finland
ByKristina Svels, Ulrika Åkerlund

chapter |12 pages

Rights To The Rural

Comparison of political and property/land rights of second home owners in Canada, Finland and Poland
ByGreg Halseth, Kati Pitkänen, Czesław Adamiak, Mia Vepsäläinen

chapter |11 pages

National Mexican Tourism Policy And North American Second Home Owners In Mexico

Local tourism development and Mexican identity
ByHelene Balslev Clausen, Mario Alberto Velázquez García

chapter |11 pages

Recreational Second Home Governance In China

Policy implementation and structural framework
ByYuefang Wu, Honggang Xu

chapter |12 pages

The Rise And Fall Of The Houses Of Attefall

Effects of reduced building regulation in coastal municipalities with large numbers of second homes
ByIngrid Persson

chapter |14 pages

Displacement And Second Home Tourism

A debate still relevant or time to move on?
ByGijsbert Hoogendoorn, Roger Marjavaara

part |100 pages

Development and commercialism

chapter |7 pages

From Common Ground To Elite And Commercial Landscape

ByDieter K. Müller, C. Michael Hall

chapter |12 pages

Uncertain Benefits

How second home tourism impacts community economy
ByAdam Czarnecki

chapter |18 pages

Undervaluing A Sector

The enigma of micro-enterprise self-contained accommodation in Australia
ByClare Keogh, Anton Kriz, Lisa Barnes

chapter |15 pages

Australian Holiday Homes

Places of escape and sites of investment
ByChris Paris

chapter |12 pages

From Socialist Yugoslavia To The European Union

Second home development in Croatia and Slovenia
ByVuk Tvrtko Opačić, Miha Koderman

chapter |12 pages

Stretching The Boundaries

Building the Russian dacha dream
ByOlga Hannonen

chapter |10 pages

Second Home Tourism In Sicily

Development, current trend and future outlook
BySerena Volo

chapter |11 pages

Changing Social Structure Of Second Home Owners In Poland

ByCzesław Adamiak

part |76 pages

Community, culture and identities

chapter |7 pages

Community, Culture And Identities

ByDieter K. Müller, C. Michael Hall

chapter |11 pages

Second Homes, Their Users And Relations To The Rural Space And The Resident Communities In Czechia

ByDana Fialová, Jiří Vágner, Tereza Kůsová

chapter |12 pages

Do Second Home Owners Only Play A Secondary Role In Coastal Territories?

A case study in Charente-Maritime (France)
ByCaroline Blondy, Christine Plumejeaud, Luc Vacher, Didier Vye, Caroline Bontet

chapter |13 pages

Host Community Perceptions Of International Permanent Tourists

The case of Didim, Turkey
ByImren Uysal Waller*, Richard Sharpley

chapter |11 pages

The Family And The Second Home

On building sandcastles, sharing places and the passing of time
ByAnnika Strin Pers, Maja Lagerqvist, Urban Nordin

chapter |11 pages

From Makeshift To Makeover

Materialising the beach shack as architectural heritage
ByFelicity Picken

part |64 pages

Caravanning and mobile second homes

chapter |7 pages

Caravanning And Mobile Second Homes

ByMichael C. Hall, Dieter K. Müller

chapter |8 pages

Caravan Cultures

Second homes on wheels
ByHege Høyer Leivestad

chapter |13 pages

Caravan People And Space Attachment

ByMartyn Steer-Fowler, Paul Brunt

chapter |19 pages

Wherever I Park My Rv, That’S My Home

Freedom camping and local community tensions in eastern Australia
ByRod Caldicott, John M. Jenkins, Pascal Scherrer

chapter |15 pages

Follow The Sun

Retirees motorhomes’ movements, meanings and practices during the winter season in the Algarve
ByJoana Afonso Dias, Alexre Domingues

part |8 pages

The future of second homes

chapter |6 pages

The Future Of Second Homes

ByC. Michael HallDieter K. Müller