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International Journal of Environmental Sustainability and Protection
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Open Access Research Paper
 IJESP 2024/03
Vol.4, Iss.1 : 1-9

Relationship Between Interior Layout of Second-Hand Houses For Sale and Feng Shui

Shihchien Chan1* and Tzu-Chun Ma1

1School of Design, Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan 333321, Taiwan

The second-hand housing market is important in the real estate industry. In choosing second-hand houses in Taiwan, traditional beliefs in Feng Shui are considered by potential buyers. Thus, we examined 327 cases of available second-hand and currently inhabited houses to analyze the internal Feng Shui layouts. The research findings indicated significant quantitative differences between inhabited second-hand houses and those for sale regarding the internal layouts of Feng Shui. An intermediate degree of correlation with Feng Shui principles was low. When considering quantitative differences and significant correlation in Feng Shui, four thematic principles were found to have a consistent relationship. These included the absence of a front balcony (B), the orientation of the entrance (E), the positioning of the kitchen stove (S), and the residential unit's see-through situations (T). These were correlated with houses that were sold easily in the market. By extracting the initial letters of the primary nouns involved, the "B. E. S. T." were important in the second-hand house market.

Keywords:  Second-hand housing, Feng Shui, Traditional cultural beliefs

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Received:January 22, 2024; Revised:February 25, 2024; Accepted:March 01, 2024; Published:March 30, 2024
*Corresponding author; e-mail: scchan@

Citation:Chan, S., & Ma, T.C.(2024). Relationship Between Interior Layout of Second-Hand Houses For Sale and Feng Shui. International Journal of Environmental Sustainability and Protection, 4(1), 1-9.

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