Exploring the heterogeneity of second homes and the ‘residual’ category

Graham Mowl, Mike Barke, Helen King

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This paper contributes to the growing literature on the uneven geography of second homes in three ways. First, the heterogeneous nature of second homes in a rural, mountainous area of the European periphery is identified. Second, a conceptual model is developed, relating this heterogeneity to different types of population mobility. Third, a category of property, termed ‘residual’ is shown to be a part of the second home typology within the study area, albeit with a varied and ambiguous role. The spatial patterns of different types of second home are analysed and their implications for the local impact of rural development policies discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-87
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Rural Studies
Early online date21 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020


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