Different types of houses

Houses are very useful because they provide us with shelter from bad weather.  There are different types of houses for different  people and families . There are Detached, Semi-Detached, Bungalow and Terrace. I am going to write about all of these types of houses I hope you enjoy it.

Detached houses

In some countries such as the United states, Canada, Austrailia and New Zealand many families live in a Detached house which is separate from other buildings and surrounded by its own yard. It is not joined to another house.


A Semi- Detached is a building that has two houses side by side and covered over by just one big roof. Each house has a pathway to one side leading from the front to the backyard. Semi-Detached houses are very common in some cities and can be single storey or several storeys high.


A row or terraced house is a house that is part of a row of houses joined at the side walls. Many cities and towns have thousands of row houses because they are a good way to build lots of houses close together. Many row houses have two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs, with a kitchen or wash area at the back. Houses like this were built for poor factory workers and coal miners in many cities and towns. “Terrace houses” are a type of row house where each house has a similar front to its neighbours.


In some places, the word “bungalow” is used for any house that is all on one level. The word came from India and for a long time was used for a house that is built all on one level and has a verandah where people can sit or work outdoors, but under a shady roof. A bungalow often has a hall down the middle of the house to let the breeze blow through. Bungalows are often seen in countries with hot summers, in India, South East Asia, South Africa, parts of the United States, South America, Australia and New Zealand. In regions with flooding, a bungalow is often built up on wooden “stilts” or a high basement. In the 1800s, bungalows were nearly always built of wood, but from the 1920s it became fashionable to build them of brick as well. Mostly old people live in it because it only has one floor.

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