An Attempt for an Auto-Ethnography: Living in a Gated Community I analyze the conversion effect of the living-space on everyday life by living for approximately three months in a gated community in this study. As a person who would walk to many places when I lived in the center of Istanbul; with the help of the literature of urban studies and the facilities of auto- ethnographic method, I will try to explain my efforts of settling down in a gated community, trying to turn the apartment which I moved in into a home, befriending neighbours and my struggles to get to the other parts of the city. The method which is used let me focus on my own experience and also be physically close to the routines of other residents in the gated community. Auto-ethnography which let me see how the meaning is created on space and experience it dicrectly. Moreover, it shows the importance of the “usual” by breaking the sharp difference between the academic work and daily life.