Title in English: Living Solo: Housing, Work, and Relationships of People Living in Single-member Households
The book focuses on the experiences of young adults who build their independent homes – without parents, partners or children. We dealt with the question on then how do solo-living people create their home as an idea and as specific spaces and practices? And how do they experience their homes in the context of the dominant cultural norms and key social institutions oriented mostly towards couples and family cohabitation? To search for answers to these questions we have concentrated on a specific part of the population living in single-member households – to research those who (at least on the level of everyday life) actually do not create the structure of a private home for their significant single-member households, who may or may not live in shared housing. A total of 27 middle class solo-living people – soloists (the term that we prefer to use in the Czech version of the book: soloist might be an individualistic person, someone who plays alone, as well as someone who with his or her mastery supports the whole orchestra) – participated in the research conducted in 2013 and 2014.