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The Routledge Handbook of Second Home Tourism and Mobilities

1st Edition

Edited by C. Michael Hall, Dieter Müller


366 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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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.


‘Coppock’s 1977 volume was the seminal academic contribution which established second homes as a research focus. Its role was overtaken by Hall and Müller’s Tourism, Mobility and Second Homes: Between Elite Landscape and Common Ground in 2004. The Routledge Handbook of Second Homes now assume this leadership role and takes the discourse further by providing a comprehensive overview second homes and provocative insights from leading scholars into this phenomenon.’ - Gustav Visser, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

‘Drawing together an array of contributions from numerous international contexts, this edited collection reminds us of how the practice of second home tourism continues to be an important phenomenon in regions throughout the world. In critically reviewing recent developments from a range of diverse perspectives, the authors have made a very important contribution to the literature.’ - Bernadette Quinn, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Table of Contents


1 Second Home Tourism: An introduction

Dieter Müller & C. Michael Hall


2 Governing and Planning for Second Homes

C. Michael Hall & Dieter Müller

3 The Role of Second Homes in a Mediterranean Coastal Mass Tourism Destination: An evolutionary perspective

Maria Trinitat Rovira Soto & Salvador Anton Clavé

4 Second Homes and the Commons: Terms for second home leaseholds and collective action in Kvarken Archipelago, Finland

Kristina Svels & Ulrika Åkerlund

5 Rights to the Rural: Comparison of political and property/land rights of second homes owners in Canada, Finland and Poland

Greg Halseth, Kati Pitkänen, Czesław Adamiak & Mia Vepsäläinen

6 National Mexican Tourism Policy and North American Second Homeowners in Mexico: Local tourism development and Mexican Identity

Helene Balslev Clausen & Mario Alberto Velázquez García

7 Recreational Second Home Governance in China: Policy implementation and structural framework

Yuefang Wu & Honggang Xu

8 The Rise and Fall of the Houses of Attefall? Effects of reduced building regulation in coastal municipalities with large numbers of second homes

Ingrid Persson

9 Displacement and Second Homes: Full circle or time to move on?

Gijsbert Hoogendoorn & Roger Marjavaara


10 From Common Ground to Elite and Commercial Landscape

Dieter Müller & C. Michael Hall

11 Uncertain benefits: how second-home tourism impacts community economy

Adam Czarnecki

12 Undervaluing a sector: The enigma of micro-enterprise self-contained accommodation in Australia

Clare Keogh, Anton Kriz & L. Barnes

13 Australian holiday homes: Places of escape and sites of investment

Chris Paris

14 From Socialist Yugoslavia to the European Union: Second Home Development in Croatia and Slovenia

Vuk Tvrtko Opačić & Miha Koderman

15 Stretching the boundaries: building the Russian dacha dream

Olga Hannonen

16 Second Home Tourism in Sicily: development, current trend and future outlook

Serena Volo

17 changing social structure of second home owners in Poland

Czesław Adamiak


18 Community, Culture and Identities

Dieter Müller & C. Michael Hall

19 Second homes, their users and relations to the rural space and the resident communities in Czechia

Dana Fialová, Jiří Vágner & Tereza Kůsová

20 Do second home owners only play a secondary role in coastal territories? A case study in Charente-Maritime (France)

Caroline Blondy, Christine Plumejeaud, Luc Vacher, Didier Vye & Caroline Bontet

21 Host community perceptions of international permanent tourists: The case of Didim, Turkey

Imren Uysal Waller & Richard Sharpley

22 The moral dilemma of second-home owners’ position in the host community

Maja Farstad

23 The family and the second home: On building sandcastles, sharing places and the passing of time

Annika Strandin Pers, Maja Lagerqvist, & Urban Nordin

24 From makeshift to makeover: Materialising the beach shack as architectural heritage

Felicity Picken


25 Caravanning and mobile second homes

C. Michael Hall & Dieter Müller

26 Caravan Cultures: Second homes on wheels

Hege Høyer Leivestad

27 Caravan People and Space Attachment

Martyn Steer-Fowler & Paul Brunt

28 Wherever I park my RV, that’s my home: freedom camping and local community tensions in eastern Australia

Rod Caldicott, John M. Jenkins & Pascal Scherrer

29 Follow the sun: Retirees motorhomes´ movements, meanings and practices during the winter season in the Algarve

Joana Afonso Dias & Alexandre Domingues


30 The Future of Second Homes

C. Michael Hall & Dieter Müller

About the Editors

C. Michael Hall is Professor of Marketing, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent in Geography, Oulu University, Finland; and Visiting Professor, Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has published widely on tourism, sustainability, regional development, governance and environmental change.

Dieter Muller is Professor of Social and Economic Geography and currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Umeå University. He has research interests in tourism and regional development, mobility and tourism in peripheral areas. He has previously co-edited Tourism, Mobility and Second Homes and several books on polar tourism.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism