Types and Usage

There are many types of buildings people from all over the world sleep in every night. Some live in big, tall modern buildings. Others sleep in a home with wheels under it.

There are 16 types of Houses:

1. Apartment: An apartment is an American term for a home where you live (British English: flat) in a separate home within a large building where others also have their own home.

2. Bungalow: A bungalow is a low-built one story house. It’s often small in size. Bungalows often have a veranda (porch), at the front and or back, which is a covered area to sit.

3. Caravan: A caravan is a vehicle, which can be pulled behind a car or truck, which is made for living in. A caravan is also commonly called a trailer.

4. Castle: Castles are large and often old buildings. Hundreds of years ago, many kings and queens would live in castles.

5. Condominium/Condo: A condominium is a style of an apartment which is individually owned. Normally by the person living there, although you can rent from the condo owner.

6. Cottage: Cottages are small old-fashioned houses often found in the countryside. England style cottages are world famous for their signature look. They are often made of stone or brick with a straw or thatched roof.

7. Dormitory/dorm: Dormitories are similar to apartments and common on college and university campuses. Here they are used by students who want to live close to school.

8. Duplex: A duplex is a kind of house where two homes are built under one roof. It is similar to a semi-detached house because duplexes are attached to another person’s house on one side but not on both sides.

9. Farmhouse: A farmhouse is what it sounds like. A house on a farm. Farm houses are one story low built houses.

10. Houseboat: A houseboat is a type of floating building where people live. As the name suggests, they’re part house, part boat.

11. Hut: A hut is a very simple one story house, often built with cheap materials or natural materials like mud.

12. Igloo: Igloos are buildings made out of ice and snow. They have a recognizable round dome like shape.

13. Mansion: A large and impressive house. Similar to a manor. However, manors are generally old and in the country.

14. Palace: A palace is the home of a country’s king or queen. Buckingham Palace is the very famous home of the Queen of England.

15. Terraced House: A terraced house is a tall but narrow house which is attached on both sides to another house. They are common in many European countries like England, Holland and Germany.

16. Treehouse: A treehouse is a structure built between the branches of a large tree. They are often seen as places for children to play.


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