Yes, second homes are a great idea. It's not like there's a housing shortage in the uk at alL, is there? It's not greedy at all. As long as developers don't ruin second home owners views with housing developments for people on waiting lists for affordable housing then that's what matters - surely.. Keep faith with the second home and let the people who can't afford houses (because of the priviledged owners multiple homes pushing prices up) work day and night to get on the housing ladder, while we enjoy our four by fours and second homes.