Living space is a topic of great social importance lately. Especially during the pandemic, when it became apparent that many people are not satisfied with their current apartment or house. According to a study conducted by psychologists from SWPS University, as many as 29 percent of respondents want to move to a larger space. Another important aspect is the increased desire for contact with nature and a change in lifestyle. Such are the current social trends. The Polish government responded to this demand in a flash, launching a competition to design a typical house of up to 70 square meters, which anyone interested could get for one zloty. The architectural community was in an uproar. We discuss the situation with Małgorzata Pilinkiewicz, president of the National Council of IARP. We also describe the phenomenon of pat-developers responsible for the emergence of micro-apartments and the market for modular houses, which is growing more and more rapidly. At the same time, we present houses tailor-made - for a specific investor and a specific location. With this topic, in turn, another important problem arises: spatial order, or rather, its complete lack in Polish urbanized space. How we want and can live today, what architects offer us, and what government programs and competitions - this is the topic of the October issue of A&B.