Refugee movements are not a new phenomena but are rather as old as mankind itself. However, the interest in refugees and their movements has raised over the last years and has become more and more of central societal topic. Overall male and unaccompanied minor refugees have been the focus of negative media headlines, stirring up numerous prejudices. Therefore, the present thesis thematizes the life situation of male unaccom-panied minor refugees in Styria, Austria. Beyond providing an insight into the life situation of the refugees, the thesis aims to identify related problems and deficiencies and to come up with suggestions for improvement. 12 structured interviews have been conducted for the empirical part of this study, consisting of six interviews with unaccompanied minor refugees and six interviews with professionals in this thematic field. All interviews took place in a refugee home that provides housing and support in particular to male unaccompanied minor refugees. As a central result of this study, it could be identified that large-scale housing structures make the daily life together rather difficult and complicate the provision of professional support. All in all it can be said that smaller housing structures, including small numbers of inhabitants and better support/staff conditions would be beneficiary to a comfortable cohabitation and help to ensure adequate support for unaccompanied male minor refugees.