The settlement pattern of a village typical of Northern Burgenland (Austrian-Hungarian border region) clearly reveals the discrepancy between historical and contemporary housing development. While the villages-centres become more and more abandoned, new "satellite settlements" are being formed on the outskirts. Moreover, existing gap sites are ignored and not seen as potential building plots. My objective is to show up possibilities of integrating contemporary, modern housing development into the traditional village structure. As an example, I would like to take the municipality of Pöttsching in North Burgenland, a community of 2.889 inhabitants, which offers everything a young family needs. The demand for building plots and flats is high. However, the building sites and rental apartments on offer have nothing in common anymore with the traditional village structure. As a consequence, there is a strong need for contributions which remind the population of the traditionally narrow plot structure, show up the advantages of closed settlement patterns and in this way achieve a return to the traditional village centre. Departing from the narrow plot structure typical of Burgenland, I have developed 4 basic types, which, depending on the neighbouring buildings and situation in the village, are combinable even with already existing buildings. In this way it is relatively easy to win even half-size parcels of land, currently standing deserted within the inner boundaries of the village, for residential construction. A continuous, full-length plot of land provides space for 4 new houses. The layouts A, B, C and D are designed to be flexible and also enable a densification (agglomeration of buildings) or allow for versatile use.