Houses • Usually one family lives in each house. • Houses usually have their own backyards and a li?le bit of land surround the house. • They are built separately from other houses. This makes them diﬀerent from duplexes or apartments.
Mobile Homes • These homes are built in a factory and then delivered to the locaCon where the family will live. • There are neighborhoods where all of the residents live in mobile homes. These are called “trailer parks.”
Duplexes • A duplex is a dwelling that has been divided into two parts so that two families can live in it. • The homes share a common wall. • The homes do not have to have the same ﬂoor plan, but they usually do.
Apartments / Flats • These homes are usually intended for one family and can vary by size. • These homes occupy part of a building; in some cases, they occupy the enCre ﬂoor. • People do not buy apartments. Instead they rent them for a speciﬁc amount of Cme.
Condominium • These homes are like apartments, except that people buy them instead of renCng them. • Common spaces are shared by all the people who live in the building.
Houseboat • These homes are boats that have been converted into homes. • SomeCmes people live in these year-‐round, but more oRen these are only used during the summer. • Some houseboats are motorized and owners can travel in them; others are Ced up and do not move.