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Types of houses

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  2. 2. A detached house
  3. 3. <ul><li>It is a residential building. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally found in less dense urban areas , the suburbs of cities, and rural areas . </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by a garden . </li></ul><ul><li>Garages can also be found. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A semi-detached house
  5. 5. <ul><li>They consist of pairs of houses built side by side as units </li></ul><ul><li>They share a party wall </li></ul><ul><li>Usually each house's layout is a mirror image of its twin </li></ul><ul><li>This type of housing is a half-way state between terraced and detached houses. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Terraced houses A terrace(d) or row house , is a style of housing in use since the late 17th century . A row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls. The first and last of these houses is called an end terrace .
  7. 7. Royal Crescent in Bath
  8. 8. Terraced houses at Fortuneswell, Dorset, UK
  9. 9. Cottages A cottage is usually found in a rural (sometimes village), or semi-rural location.
  10. 10. Bungalows
  11. 11. <ul><li>A bungalow is a house which is all on ground level. Traditionally small, but today it can be quite large. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Block of flats A red brick apartment block in East London, England , on the north bank of the Thames
  13. 13. A penthouse
  14. 14. <ul><li>A penthouse is a very expe n sive apartment on the top floor of the building </li></ul><ul><li>Often occupies the entire floor </li></ul><ul><li>May have a private entrance or lift </li></ul><ul><li>Associated with a luxury lifestyle </li></ul>
  15. 15. Skyscrapers
  16. 16. A villa <ul><li>British English a house that you use or rent while you are on holiday </li></ul><ul><li>a big house in the country with a large garden </li></ul><ul><li>an ancient Roman house or farm with land surrounding it </li></ul>
  17. 17. A mansion <ul><li>A mansion is a very large house for the wealthy. </li></ul>
  18. 18. A country house
  19. 19. <ul><li>The English country house is generally a large house or mansion </li></ul><ul><li>It was a weekend retreat for aristocrats as well as a full time residence for some aristocrats </li></ul><ul><li>It has at least 25 rooms and at least 8,000 square feet (740 m²) of floor space, including service rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Built at different ages and in various architectural styles. </li></ul>
  20. 21. A stately home <ul><li>These houses became a status symbol for the great families of England. </li></ul><ul><li>Country houses and stately homes are sometimes confused —while a country house is always in the country, a stately home can also be in a town. </li></ul>
  21. 22. A mobile home BrE a large caravan which always stays in the same place and is used as a house
  22. 23. Caravan BrE a vehicle that a car can pull and in which people can live and sleep when they are on holiday = AmE trailer
  23. 24. A wigwam It has a single room , and it was used by certain Native American tribes.
  24. 25. Tepees
  25. 26. An igloo
  26. 27. <ul><li>An igloo , translated sometimes as snowhouse , is a shelter constructed from blocks of snow, generally in the form of a DOME </li></ul><ul><li>Predominantly constructed by people of Canada 's Central Arctic and Greenlands Thule area. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Houseboats It is a boat that has been designed to be used primarily as a human dwelling . Some are not motorised, because they are usually kept stationary at a fixed point.
  28. 29. A boathouse
  29. 30. A chalet a house with a steep sloping roof, common in places with high mountains and snow , such as Switzerland
  30. 31. Tents
  31. 32. Tree houses a wooden structure built in the branches of a tree for children to play in
  32. 33. A log cabin
  33. 34. Shanty
  34. 35. Dormitory especially BrE a large room for several people to sleep in, for example in a boarding school or hostel AmE a large building at a college or university where students live [= HALL OF RESIDENCE BrE ]
  35. 36. Bed-sit BrE a rented room used for both living and sleeping in
  36. 37. Monastery / Convent monasteries - a place where monks live convent - a building or set of buildings where nuns live
  37. 38. Barn conversion
  38. 39. French windows a pair of doors made mostly of glass, usually opening onto a garden or balcony
  39. 40. Thatched roof