Types of houses part2

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Types of houses part2

  1. 1. Welcome to... Companion PowerPoint Presentation for the Introduction to Housing textbook
  2. 2. Housing Alternatives
  3. 3. Structure type is determined by:Total number of housing units containedunder one roofWhether & in what way the units areattached to one anotherMethod of construction
  4. 4. Single-Family Detached 1 unit All walls are detached Site-builtDuplex 2 units Side by side or one above the other Site-built
  5. 5. Townhouse 3 or more units Adjoining side walls Site-builtApartment Building 3 or more units Adjoining sides, floors and/ or ceilings Site-built Walk-up 3 stories or less Medium-rise 4-5 stories High-rise More than 5 stories
  6. 6. Manufactured Housing 95 – 100% built in a factory & then transported to the site Fewer than 5% are moved once placed on a site Comprise about 7% of current housing stockSingle-section or Multi-section Homes
  7. 7. Potential AdvantagesAffordableMeet national construction standards 1976 HUD CodeEnergy efficientInnovativeReadily financedEasily insuredEasily maintainedAttractively sited
  8. 8. Potential Disadvantages Resale value/appreciation rate Location—zoning Safety—wind Status/prestigeManufactured Housing Institute
  9. 9. Log HomesMajority are turn-key, but you can buildone yourselfOver 500 log companiesMost are primary residences
  10. 10. Potential AdvantagesDiversityLow maintenanceEnergy efficientFlexible to fit different lifestylesLongevity
  11. 11. Potential Disadvantages Not easy to build Logs may crack Location—zoningLog Homes Council
  12. 12. Panelized HousingBuilt from factory-assembled panelsEach panel is a sandwich of materials &may include exterior siding, frame,insulation, interior surface &electrical/plumbing piecesPut together at the site
  13. 13. Many design possibilitiesStrong panels allow spacious, openfloorplansEnclosed within 1-2 weeksMay be problems with financing & zoning
  14. 14. Modular HousingModules are built in a factory, moved tothe site in several sections (containingseveral rooms each) & assembled at thesiteQuick to build & less expensiveMay have limited designs
  15. 15. Other PossibilitiesKit Houses Order from a catalog Materials are delivered in crates with instructions Can complete much of the work yourself Loft house that can be built by 2 people
  16. 16. Sweat-equity: the more work you can do yourself the lower the costBasis of Habitat for Humanity More than 175,000 houses built 900,000 people now live in safe & decent Habitat Houses
  17. 17. Extendable homes—small houses whichcan be easily added on toPatio homes—single-family detachedhouses built on a very small lotSmall homes—under 1,250 square feet Extendable House
  18. 18. CohousingGroup livingCommon facilitiesNeighborhood designResident management

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