I regret that this will be a question lacking in detail but, worth a try!
The basic concept is like that of Forster's "The Machine Stops" in that most people live in individual "rooms" and all their needs are attended to by technology. However, these "rooms" are not in large buildings (as they are in "TMS") but spread out over the land. I have a mental image of small domes, possibly orange or red in colour - but that could easily be my personal mental image and not based on in-story description. Again I have an image that the landscape is "sandy, rough scrubland" but that could also be unreliable.
I recall an escape (or possibly an extraction) of the main character from one of these rooms and, possibly, that there was dangerous wildlife (or maybe automated tracking machines to enforce the isolation?) to contend with out on the surface. i.e. a certain amount of creeping around by the characters.
With less certainty I recall an attempt to find the dome of someone else, previously known only virtually. If I had to guess I'd pick the main character to be male and this target character to be female.
I would mostly likely have read this in the 1980s in my "read everything sci-fi in the library until they've run out, then ask them to get more" phase. I didn't have access to magazines so most likely this would have been in a published anthology.
I hope I'm not confusing this with "Childhood's End" where I think there is phase where most people live in completely isolated homes but normally as families and they travel around by air vehicles. i.e. the spacing is just for privacy and/or personal taste and transport technology has removed any inconvenience.