Types of Houses: 35+ Different Types of Houses around the World

There are many different types of houses around the world. Below are 38 house types from all over the world with infographic and example sentences.

Types of Houses

House is a building that people, usually one family (learn family word), live in. This is a list of types of houses you should know.

  • Duplex
  • Palace
  • Flat
  • Lighthouse
  • 2-Level-Flat
  • Caravan
  • Studio Flat (UK)/ Studio Apartment (US)
  • Habitat House
  • Teepee
  • Manor
  • Farmhouse
  • Trailer
  • Converted Flat
  • Shack
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment
  • Detached House
  • Igloo
  • Semi-detached House
  • Kutcha House
  • Townhouse
  • Log Cabin
  • Shamiana
  • Hotel
  • Condominium
  • Houseboat
  • Terraced House
  • Skyscraper
  • Motel
  • Cottage
  • Treehouse
  • Lodge
  • Bungalow
  • Mansion
  • Castle
  • Hut
  • Villa
  • Tent

Learn more about House Synonym.

House Types Examples

Here are some examples of different types of houses in English.

Duplex

  • She knew a couple of friends elsewhere who lived together under the pretense of sharing an apartment or duplex.

Palace

  • The Emperor lived in the Palace.

Flat

  • They had put a padlock on the door of his flat.

Lighthouse

  • He was to keep watch in the lighthouse.

Caravan

  • The caravan is equipped with a sink and a flush toilet.

Studio Flat/ Studio Apartment

  • Each studio flat is equipped with a bathroom kitchenette and balcony.

Teepee

  • This is an Indian teepee.

Manor

  • Thieves broke into the manor at night.

Farmhouse

  • He lives in a farmhouse with a difference.

Trailer

  • They lived in a one-room trailer with no running water.

Shack

  • He lives in a shack with his wife and four children.

Dormitory

  • She lived in a college dormitory.

Apartment

  • His apartment is in a really good location.

Detached House

  • He lived with his family in a new £300,000 four-bedroom detached house in nearby Thurnscoe.

Igloo

  • The house was lit like a Christmas tree and shaped like a gigantic igloo.

Semi-detached House

  • I was not surprised, although I was rather gratified, to find the semi-detached house one of incredible modesty.

Townhouse

  • It overlooked an alley, and the bay windows were sun-blocked by the townhouse at 93.

Log Cabin

  • He lived alone in a log cabin beside the lake, his only company a portable radio and television.

Hotel

  • Many famous people have stayed in the hotel.

Condominium

  • They rent out their condominium to skiers during the winter.

Houseboat

  • Rain met Georgie on a houseboat at Chelsea.

Terraced House

  • She opened the gate of Number 10, the terraced house of Miss Vine, whose budgerigar was unwell.

Skyscraper

  • A skyscraper is rising near our school.

Motel

  • We spent a night at a motel on the way.

Cottage

  • There is a cottage on the hilltop.

Treehouse

  • I spent hours in our treehouse when I was a kid.

Lodge

  • I drove out of the gates, past the keeper’s lodge.

Bungalow

  • A bungalow does not have an upstairs.

Mansion

  • The old mansion was built in 1850.

Castle

  • The old castle is said to be haunted.

Hut

  • The hut is in the midst of the forest.

Villa

  • We rented a villa in Spain last summer.

Tent

  • They had a midnight feast in their tent.

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Different Types of Houses around the World

Types of Houses

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Rhonda
Rhonda
1 year ago

Very informative pictorial! Just wanted to let someone know that the descriptive photo of the Emperor’s Palace is the Taj Mahal, a mausoleum. (Check out emperor maximilian mexico chapultepec for ideas.)

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