What is a multi-generational home? Plus golden design rules

oak frame self build with matching annexe and pond
(Image credit: Stuart Cox)

The multi-generational home is a growing trend that is informing how we are planning and designing our homes. 

A survey by Aviva found that a third of UK homes are already set up for multi-generational living, the equivalent to more than 9million homes, mainly due to adult children still living at home. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.