All Types of Houses by Structure Type

All Types of Houses by Structure Type

All Types of Houses by Structure Type

All Types of Houses by Structure Type

When it’s time to go house-hunting, home buyers are faced with a wide variety of different types of houses to consider. The final choice will depend on budget, taste and family requirements, however, it pays to peruse the types of houses available, from multifamily options to single-family homes. Many people keep on moving from one place to another, some people live in a temporary house or some in a permanent house, some people live in a pucca house or some in a kutcha house. The houses we live in protect us from heat, rain, wind, dust and animals. We built different kinds of houses in different regions depending on the climate of that region.

Houses in cold regions

  • Igloos

Some regions such as the Arctic region and Polar Region are completely covered with snow and are extremely cold. People in that region built houses by using blocks of snow generally in the form of a dome. Dome shape helps to keep the place warm from inside. Igloo is also referred to as a snow house.


People living in the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska are known as Inuit. Inuit is a plural noun and Inuk is the singular noun.

  • Wooden houses

In the cold and forested regions of America, people build wooden houses or log cabins. Wood is used as they are available in plenty and acts as wonderful interior humidity and temperature regulator. Wood is a good insulator and helps keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Wooden houses


Hot and Dry Regions

  • Mud/Clay houses

Mud is used with materials such as straw, sticks etc. to construct the house. People living in hot and dry climates built mud houses. This type of house is found in Mexico.

MudClay houses

  • Brick Houses

The Egyptians, living in the hot and dry regions of Egypt, baked mud bricks. These baked bricks were stronger. The houses of Egypt were probably the first houses to be built of bricks. Brick replaces the mud and straw and is made of clay and moulded, dried or fired. Nowadays most of the houses in cities are made of bricks.

Brick Houses


Houses in the hot and wet regions

  • Huts

People living in the hot and wet climate of Africa used to build huts. They use grass, leaves and vines which are found in plenty in that region. These types of houses are built in villages. Mud wall and straw roof keeps the house cool in summer.


Other Types of Houses

  • Stilt House

This type of house is mostly found in regions with heavy rain and frequent flood. These houses are raised on stilts (legs) over the surface of the soil so that the house remains protected from the floodwater. This type of house is common in some parts of South East Asia and West Africa

Stilt House

  • Temporary House

These can be built for vacations and camping. These types of houses are often built by fishermen along the coastal areas using wood or coconut leaves. People nowadays use better materials to build a modern temporary house.

Temporary House

  • Tents 

Tents are used for holiday camping. Modern-day tents are made of waterproof materials, like canvas cloth or nylon.


  • Tipi or Tepee or Teepee 

It is a conical tent made of animal skin or birch bark and was popular among the Red Indians in America.

Tipi or Tepee or Teepee

  • Caravan

House on wheels is called Caravans. A caravan may be pulled by an animal or by car or truck. People move from one place to another and live in caravans.


  • House Boat

Houseboats are floating houses on water bodies like lakes. They vary in size, some are small and some are big (two storeys). Some people use it for vacation purposes and some live permanently in the boat. These are found in places such as Hong Kong, Holland etc.

House Boat


These were the classification of houses depending on different regions, climates. Now let’s talk about types of houses depending on their structure and design:

1. Barndominium

Barndominiums are a perfect mix of living quarters and a place for fun – all within affordable, low maintenance, energy-efficient metal building. Popular in rural settings, out on the ranch, or just for those looking to build something more flexible, these low-cost metal buildings can be designed to incorporate a home with a workshop, large garage, barn, horse stalls, airplane hangar, and more. Best of all, they’re the perfect structure to design with one of Worldwide Steel’s steel building kits.


Although barndominiums are just now starting to take centre stage in most real estate assessments, both the term and the structures themselves have been around since at least 1989. the origin of the barndominium starts very far from Texas, in the state of Connecticut. After months of research and digging, we were able to find the very first mention of the word “Barndominium.” Believe it or not, it was in the New York Times in 1989.Barndominium2

Benefits of living in Barndominum

  • Steel barndominiums can be more energy-efficient than conventional wood construction
  • Steel exteriors have less maintenance cost and upkeep over the life of the building
  • The increased durability of our buildings means the potential for better insurance rates
  • Steel is easier to repair than wood, resulting in reduced lifetime repair costs

How much did it cost? 

A barndominium may cost ($20) to ($160) per square foot. A turnkey barndominium fitted with cabinetry, flooring, windows, and insulation will likely cost well over ($150) per square foot. Barndominium “shell” kits that are essentially walls and a roof will be closer to that $20 price point.

The average cost to build a brand new home in America today is ($210,415). Homeownership is even more expensive when you factor in the cost of monthly bills and a mortgage. Luckily, barndominiums are a more affordable way to build a brand new home exactly to your liking. The average in 2020 will be around ($220,000). That includes granite countertops, Andersen windows, roll-up glass doors and many other amenities.

For whom it is suitable? 

  • It is attractive for people who work in the trades and need a covered area to work during the day.
  •  It also has the added benefit of making your commute pretty easy.
  • Another major lifestyle benefit of the barndominium is the ability to fit large families and relatives. Barndominiums tend to be cheaper to build on a per square foot basis, so a large family has the room it needs to run around and enjoy.

2. Fort

A fort is a rectangular and enclosed military structure (fortification) that’s designed for the defence and housing of soldiers and other personnel. Original forts were built of timber and then stone. Usually, the structure is surrounded by a high wall or fence with a large, fortified entrance area. There may be a ditch, rampart and parapet that are also part of a fort’s structure. Within a fort compound, other buildings serve those living within it, such as barracks, command centres, medical stations, supply stores, mess halls, artillery, munitions supplies and quarters for other residents.


Forts in modern American usage often refer to space set aside by governments for a permanent military facility; these often do not have any actual fortifications and can have specializations (military barracks, administration, medical facilities, or intelligence). However, some modern fortifications are referred to as forts. These are typically small semi-permanent fortifications. In urban combat, they are built by upgrading existing structures such as houses or public buildings. Infield warfare, they are often a log, sandbag or gabion type construction.

Such forts are typically only used in low-level conflicts, such as counterinsurgency conflicts or very low-level conventional conflicts, such as the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation, which saw the use of log forts for use by forwarding platoons and companies. The reason for this is that static above ground forts can not survive modern direct or indirect fire weapons larger than mortars, RPGs and small arms.

Advantages of living in a fort house

  • Free Rent
  • Convenience and safety
  • Maintenance
  • Landscaping and yard use
  • You get to be Near the Job

3. Chalet

originally Chalet stems from the structures that housed sheep and goat herders in Switzerland. Today it’s a vacation home, usually in the mountains. Now that skiing is popular globally, a chalet often refers to a vacation home where there is access to skiing.


However, a chalet, technically speaking, has certain design characteristics. They include a steep roof and long overhangs. This roof design is for handling piles of snow. A chalet-style home is generally made of wood, includes a gently sloping roof and overhanging eaves. The projected roofs and decorated facades became popular in 18th-century Switzerland and Germany, hence their common name of “Swiss chalets.” The design style was eventually imported into residential mansions, hotels and tourist parks, and came to America in the mid-19th century. Between then and the early 20th century grew popular in some parts of America, especially Ohio and Colorado. The term chalet stems from Arpitan speaking part of Switzerland and French Savoy and was originally referred to as the hut of a herder.

With the emergence of the Alpine travel business, chalets were transformed into holiday homes used by ski and hiking enthusiasts. Over the years, the term ‘chalet’ changed to be applied generally to holiday homes, whether built-in a strictly Alpine style or not. In Quebec French, any summer or holiday dwelling, especially near a ski hill, is called a chalet whether or not it is built in the style of a Swiss chalet.

Chalet house advantages 

  • The generally basic materials and uncomplicated construction design means chalet houses can be less expensive than other homes of similar size
  • The windows, overhanging eaves and exposed architecture of chalet homes create quite a bit of opportunity for customization and detailed artwork. Ornamental shingles and carved rafters are especially appealing options. 

Not only is it achievable but it is possible. Our build cost just under $20,000, well $19,400 to be exact, excluding purchasing the land and the interior. Keep in mind that the size and complexity of your cabin are the most significant factors for cost.


Historically, many people lived in caves. It was a no-brainer given it’s pretty much turn-key in a crude way. Why build a structure when one is pretty much created for you by nature. That said, while many cave houses were crude, some cultures created cities that were a huge series of beautiful cave homes.


Santorini is defined by the simplicity and adaptability of its buildings. The primary building materials are, of course, volcanic which are abundant thanks to the well-known volcano; volcanic dust, black igneous rock, red rock and pumice stone. Two basic architectural characteristics of the island are the domes and the cave houses, whose construction is easy and inexpensive. They were used as residences by poorer inhabitants due to their low cost, as they made use of what nature provided. Some settlements of Santorini are built on the edge of the caldera cliff, others extend outside the fortified castle towns, known as Karelia, to various directions and the rest of them are nestled in the rocks. The average cost of a cave house is ($230,000).

Advantages of cave houses

  • Cave homes are ecologically friendly and roughly 80-per cent cheaper in terms of power and heat consumption compared to conventional dwellings
  • They come will a natural layer of insulation. Rocks are also a good sound barrier.
  • Cave homes provide a natural hideout in the case of global conflict and are also a defence against storms.
  • Cave homes can be bought or built much more cheaply than traditional above-ground houses.
  • And, cave homes offer a natural barrier to intruders since there is only one side to protect instead of four.

5. Mansion

A mansion is large, Interestingly, there is no legal definition regarding how big a home must be to be a mansion but it needs to be at least 12,500 square feet in size.


Although the size and the number of rooms play a part, other features define what a mansion is as well. Almost every resource agrees that in addition to a greater-than-average number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and square feet, a true mansion will have the following features:

  • Entertainment facilities: Mansions built in the 20th century weren’t complete without ballrooms, salons, billiard rooms, and lounges. Modern mansion must-haves for entertaining guests include elaborate game rooms, massive great rooms, speciality bars, and often a pool with a pool house or cabana. These houses also include one, two, or three kitchens to cater to guests.
  • Leisure space: A century ago, greenhouses, conservatories, or libraries were important for chill time. Today, large spa facilities, home theatres, gyms, and high-tech media rooms maybe even a high-tech safe room—would be at the top of most mansion dwellers’ lists. And let’s not forget massive closets, some of which have become mini man caves for the rich and well-dressed.
  • Lavish grounds: Formal or Zen gardens, sports facilities, water features, motor courts, extensive garages, fire pits, hiking trails, and guesthouses are common in lavish properties today.
  • Superlative building materials and finishes: Mansions must be made of materials that are a cut above, the finest woods and most luxurious stonework and fabrics, all customized.

The average starting price for a mansion across all markets is around $2 million, ranging from $750,000 in markets such as Durban in South Africa, and an astounding $8 million in Beverly Hills. The purpose of buying a mansion is luxury. Mansions have rooms with relaxation and entertainment designed. These rooms include pool rooms, entertainment rooms, spas, and libraries.

6. Floating on Water Residence

A floating house is a building, ranging from a tiny house to four-story homes, that floats. Unlike a houseboat, a floating house is meant to be moved just once, placed on a floating foundation and permanently connected to public utilities. 

flotaing house

Some fixed floating houses are not placed on decks, however. Some are placed on massive concrete structures filled with expanded polystyrene, called flotation billets. Flotation billets act like giant buoys that keep the structure stable and minimize collapsing hazards and humidity infiltrations to the house.

Depending on size and area, float homes can cost as little as $150,000 to $2 Million and above. The sky is the limit when it comes to floating homes. The more expensive float homes have everything from heated floors, to hot tubes, to basements with porthole windows to see fish swimming by.

Benefits of a flouting residence 

  • Staying healthy when your life is on the water.
  • Building a sanitation system without a plumbing infrastructure.
  • Overcoming cost and cultural barriers.
  • Engineering a way to improve global health.


7. Dome/Round Houses

A dome home is a house, with doors and windows like any house, except in the shape of a sphere or rounded ellipsoid that incorporates some kind of shell framework. The initial cost of a Monolithic Dome is usually the same as a custom-built, conventional home of equal interior finish. If you plan on buying a ($100,000) house, you will probably have to pay ($100,000) for your dome home. However, the long-term, day-to-day costs of a Monolithic Dome will always be lower.


Advantages  of a dome house

  • Energy Efficiency

The sphere is nature’s most efficient shape, covering the most living area with the least amount of surface area. When compared with a similar-sized rectangularly-shaped house, the dome home will have 30 per cent less surface area. 

  •  They’re Disaster-Proof

Dome buildings made of concrete can deflect falling buildings and flying debris, even airborne trees and cars. Plus, the roof won’t blow off. 

  • Cheaper to Build than Traditional Houses

also save you on building materials, making them cheaper to build. Less surface area equals less material,  which is cheaper for you all around.

  •  Endless Design Possibilities

The design possibilities are almost endless. While it may seem odd at first to try and figure out how to design around the home, the open floor plan allows you to insert or remove walls almost anywhere. A dome home is structurally independent of interior framing

  • Dome-Shaped Homes Look Spectacular

8. Cabin

There is no real consensus regarding the differences between a cabin and a cottage. Although, a cabin connotes simple, rustic and minimalist while a cottage, in current usage, does often refer to a more upscale vacation dwelling (but not historically). Cabins are less finished than cottages. Cottages are painted and adorned to a finished aesthetic. Cabins are always rural, whereas, a cottage can be rural or urban. Other people state that a cabin, at least traditionally, is a log-built structure.


Log cabin built of logs notched at the ends and laid one upon another with the spaces filled with plaster, moss, mortar, mud, or dried manure. Log cabins are found especially in wooded areas, where the construction material is easily at hand. The cost to build a log cabin kit ranges from around ($30,000) for a one-bedroom home to ($80,000) for a four-bedroom home with two bathrooms, a balcony and decking. However, you could easily end up spending upwards of ($100,000) for a five-bedroom log cabin or a bespoke build.

Benefits of a cabin

  • Improved indoor air quality. Inherently, wood has many air purifying qualities. …
  • Improved mental health. The natural, tranquil ambience that log cabins provide can have a very positive effect on one’s mental health.
  • Eco-friendly.
  • Natural insulation.
  • Promotes an active lifestyle.

9. Single-Family

70% of Americans live in single-family homes. While it’s very likely not that high in many other countries, the single-family detached home is a very much sought after type of house. It’s a home that is not attached to another home in any way. It sites on its own property and is completely separate from other houses. Most detached single-family homes are located in suburbs. This type of house exploded after World War II when there was a mass migration to the suburbs. Before WWII, only 13% of people lived in suburbs. By 2010, one-half of the US population call suburbia home.

single family

According to the 2019 Construction Cost survey by the NAHB, the average construction cost of a typical single-family home was $114 per square foot. The average new construction home size is 2,594 square feet, and the total average construction cost is $296,652.

Advantages of a single-family house

  • Long-Term Tenants. Single-family properties tend to attract tenants who stay longer.
  • Lower Property Taxes.
  • Consistent Resale Value.
  • Low Management Costs.

10. Apartment 

The term “apartment” can be generically applied to any residential unit inside a building. The building can be a house, townhouse, large residential building, and even condominium high-rise where owners sublet their units.


Utilizing mid-range materials, a regular foundation with full basement, efficient doors and windows, all appliances, and “turnkey” finishing would run at an average of $64,575 to $86,100 per unit to complete, not including acquisition of land. The above figures place this construction at an $85 and $200 per square foot cost.

Benefits of living in an apartment

  • Easy Maintenance
  • Save Money
  • Increased Safety
  •  Great Amenities
  • Great Community


Traditional ranch style homes are single-story houses commonly built with an open-concept layout and a devoted patio space. Ranch home designs often feature long, low-pitch rooflines and large windows along the front of the house. The shape of a ranch style house can vary.


Advantages of a ranch-style home

  • With larger living space, the lack of staircases frees more square footage for the living area.
  • With easier access to the great outdoors, ranch-style homes were developed with easy access to the yard in mind. Many include huge sliding glass doors opening on yards, decks, patios, or pools.
  • Safer for the oldest and youngest, the lack of stairs appeals both to safety-minded parents of young children. Likewise, ageing seniors who find going up and down stairs many times a day a greater challenge than they once did, may enjoy single-level living.
  • Easier access to windows, trim, and roof, if you prefer to make your own home repairs, do your own painting, a ranch makes these tasks a lot easier.

Brick, wood or stucco are the three most common exterior materials used in ranch-style homes. A garage attached to the home is the norm as well. A well-designed ranch-style home will usually have large windows.

Different ranch types, the regions they are built-in, and the home’s size lead to a wide range of associated costs. The national average cost to build a ranch house is between $196,000 and ($625,000), with most people paying around ($340,000) for a (1,700) sq. ft.


Townhouses are multi-floor that share one to two walls with adjacent properties but have their own entrances. In the suburbs, townhouses are often uniform homes built in a distinct community that may have its own homeowners association. Cost may range from( $100) to ($350) plus, depending on community. The multi-level layout and private entry give the feel of a single-family home without the expenses that come from owning and maintaining acreage yourself. Despite the shared wall, a townhouse can feel more private than a condo, yet the homeowner’s association gives much of the same convenience and protection


In some cases, a townhouse can be a smart choice and investment. Here are some of the things you’ll benefit from:

  • A lower purchase price
  • Easier maintenance
  • Common area amenities
  • A sense of community

13. Tiny Home

A tiny home is a small home that may be stationary or be mobile that ranges in size from (100) to( 400) sq ft. They are exceptionally efficient in design and layout. They’re growing in popularity as people downsize and/or seek to live mortgage-free. They cost anywhere from ($10,000) to ($100,000) depending on whether you build it, it’s built for you and the materials used.

Tiny Home

Advantages of tiny home

  • Lower Expenses. A tiny house costs a lot less to build than a full-sized one. According to The Tiny Life, simply work less.
  • No Mortgage. Most people can’t afford to buy a house without taking out a mortgage, which only adds to the long-term cost. A 30-year mortgage at (4.5)% interest raises the overall cost of the average house to ($482,000). The Tiny Life reports that (68)% of tiny house owners own their homes free and clear, as compared to just (29%) of all homeowners.
  • Lower Energy Use. Tiny houses don’t just cost less upfront – they’re also much cheaper to maintain. less space to clean and fewer appliances to repair.
  • A Simpler Life. A tiny house doesn’t have room for any kind of excess stuff, bulging wardrobes, elaborate electronics, and huge libraries of books and videos. Tiny homeowners pare their belongings down to the essentials, keeping only the items that truly enrich their lives.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective method to frame your tiny home, lumber is the way to go. Wood and sheet metal are traditionally used as framing materials, as they work well to protect the home from the elements and add slight insulation.

14. Bungalow

A bungalow is a style of house or cottage that is typically either a single story or has a second, half, or partial story, that is built into a sloped roof. Bungalows are typically small in terms of size and square footage and often are distinguished by the presence of dormer windows and verandas.


The average total cost of building a bungalow can range from anywhere between ($181,000) and ($552,000). This is because the cost of a bungalow is heavily influenced by land costs and the size of the plot. The materials used for the bungalow’s exterior usually suggested warmth and informality. Clapboard was the most common siding, followed by cedar shingle, with the wood usually stained a natural shade of brown. Stone, brick, or concrete blocks, moulded into a decorative form, were also used.

Advantages of Bungalow

  • Usually, Have a Lower Face Value
  • Can Be Much More Private
  • Modifying a Bungalow Is Much Easier than a Storied House
  •  Have a More economic Value

15. Underground House

An underground home is a style of housing that uses construction methods and natural elements together and it is comfortable, affordable, and environmentally friendly. Underground houses, also known as Earth-sheltered homes, build a wood and concrete house and cover it, partially or completely, in surrounding earth. The resulting structure is energy-efficient, safe from harsh weather, and provides a distinctive take on the standard box-style house we’re all used to seeing. Underground houses have less surface area so fewer building materials are used, and maintenance costs are lower. They are also wind, fire and earthquake resistant, providing a secure and safe environment in extreme weather. It is estimated that underground homes generally cost 20-30% more than the cost of constructing conventional houses. Although caves and dugouts are the most common structure when it comes to underground living, some underground living spaces look and feel just like a regular luxurious house.

Underground House

Advantages of an underground house

  • Cost-Efficient

Underground homes get much of their heat from naturally occurring underground temperatures. With proper insulation, an underground home can reduce heating and cooling costs from 50 to 70%!

  • Weather Protection

Underground homes are better protected from weather and harsh elements like tornadoes or thunderstorms. This protection allows underground homes to outlast conventional homes by decades.

16. Castle

A castle is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages predominantly by the nobility or royalty and by military orders. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble.


Materials used to build castles include earth, wood and stone. Motte-and-bailey castles were made of earth and wood, but stone castles were created due to weaknesses in these castles. Motte-and bailey-castles were built on a motte, which is a man-made hill. The average cost is from (250,000) euros to( 5 million )euros and beyond. In USD, that’s about ($300,000) to ($6 )million-plus.

Advantages of living in a castle

  • Beautiful View
  • A lot of free spaces to do sports and activities
  • luxury and comfort



A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence, or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop. The word is derived from the Latin name palātium, for Palatine Hill in Rome which housed the Imperial residences.


The most common stone used in the Palace of Versailles is Parisian limestone (calcaire lutécien). The hardest layers of rock were used for the foundations. Saint-Leu stone is also helly stone, it is soft when extracted but hardens on drying and is very hard-wearing.


18. McMansion

In suburban communities, McMansion is a pejorative term for a large “mass-produced” dwelling marketed to the upper-middle-class mainly in the United States. Virginia Savage McAlester, who also gave a first description of the common features which define this building style, coined the more neutral term Millennium Mansion.


McMansions often mix a variety of architectural styles and elements, combining quoins, steeply sloped roofs, multiple roof lines, complicated massing and pronounced dormers, all producing what some consider an unpleasant jumbled appearance. Typical McMansion would be valued at( $477,000), about (274%) more than the area’s other homes. Today, a McMansion would be valued at ($611,000), or (190%)above the rest of the market.

19. In-law Suite

An in-law suite is the most common name for a small apartment-like space on the same property as, or even attached to, a single-family home. You might also hear it referred to as a mother-in-law suite, guest house, granny pod, Ohana suite, or secondary suite.

in law

Benefits of an in-law suite

  • extra square footage
  • additional support for the children 
  • improve quality of life, mind peace
  • maintaining independence

20. Cottage

A cottage is typically a small house. It may carry the connotation of being an old or old-fashioned building. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cosy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. Cottages are usually found in villages or the countryside, rather than in the town. They are nearly always built from material that can be found nearby. A cottage may be built of stone, of brick or timber. It may have a roof of tiles, slates, shingles, shakes or thatch.The average homeowner will find that building a cottage costs around ($250) a square foot, all inclusive. For an (800) square-foot cottage, the total project costs( $200,000).


advantages of a cottage

  • Cost less
  • Improved quality of life
  • Simplify your life
  • Lower your environmental impact

21. Carriage House

A carriage house, also commonly referred to as a coach house, is a building separate from the main home that was originally built to store horse-drawn carriages and related equipment. Some carriage houses also included stables for horses, but in most cases, the barns or stables that housed the horses were built separately. Carriage houses were particularly popular in the Northeastern U.S. in days before the widespread adoption of the automobile.Depending on the land you have to work with, a typical carriage house can cost anywhere between ($180,000) and ($220,000).

Carriage House

Advantages of a carriage house

  • A Carriage house will last longer
  • Carriage houses add value to the property
  • A Carriage house serves as convenient parking for vehicles
  • It keeps vehicles dry all year round
  • It is stylish and aesthetically pleasing

22. Treehouse

A treehouse, tree fort or tree shed is a platform or building constructed around, next to or among the trunk or branches of one or more mature trees while above ground level. Treehouses can be used for recreation, workspace, habitation, a hangout space and observation. The national average range to build a treehouse is from ($6,000) to ($15,000), with most homeowners paying around( $7,000) for a 10×10-foot treehouse, professionally constructed out of basic lumber with a simple design that includes a roof and walls.


Advantages of a treehouse

  • Environmentalism

Having a treehouse is a fun, eco-friendly alternative to a traditional home. Many tree-houses are built using salvaged or recycled materials and building on a tree saves it from being torn down. Additionally, treehouses can be easily upgraded with solar panels and other forms of renewable energy to add to your ease of living.

  • Privacy

The height of a treehouse can grant you great privacy from your neighbours. The branches can give extra concealment for you and cover your windows.

  • Lifestyle

There’s something about a treehouse that gives off a sense of tranquillity. Maybe it’s the sense of being close to nature or the movements of the tree in the wind, it’s a relaxing environment that’s easy to get lost in. Living in a treehouse helps you achieve a laid-back lifestyle, letting you lay back and enjoy the view.

The perfect tree for a treehouse is not too young, not too old and must be healthy. Apple, oak, ash, fir and beech are some good choices. When choosing a tree, consider its height and branches in addition to its age and health. The best woods to use are redwood (sequoia), western cedar, the red heartwood of eastern cedar, and cypress. All of these have natural rot-resistant qualities that will ensure your structure lasts for decades (provided your treehouse is built well enough to last that long).

23. Mobile Home

A mobile home is a prefabricated structure, built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to the site.

Benefits of Buying a Mobile Home

It isn’t just their lower price tag that makes mobile homes an intriguing investment for buyers. A new manufactured home has several other important qualities that may make someone want to consider a purchase:

  • The taxes are lower. 
  • They’re quick to build. As the term suggests, manufactured homes are built in factories. There’s an inherent efficiency to the way they’re designed and put together, as necessitated by the factory building process. They’re also not going to be delayed by bad weather.
  • They’re customizable. A new mobile home offers buyers the chance to customize their living space without the high price tag normally associated with new construction.

Mobile Home

Average New Mobile Home Cost

  • Single wide: $51,371
  • Double wide: $96,529
  • Triple wide/multi wide: ~$100,000-$250,000

24. Manor

A manor house, or a fortified manor, is a country house that historically was the administrative centre of a court, the smallest organised territorial unit of the feudal system in Europe. within its great hall were held the lord’s manorial courts, communal meals with manorial tenants and great banquets. The medieval manor was generally fortified in proportion to the degree of peaceful settlement of the country or region in which it was located. The manor house was the centre of secular village life, and its great hall was the scene of the manorial court and the place of assembly of the tenantry.


Manors were built of natural stone and they were built to last. Their very size was an indication of a lord’s wealth. Your average mansion will be well over $1 million, but some of the larger homes on the seashore can list as high as $13 million.


Condos are single units within a larger building, so you can have neighbours above, below and next to you. Owners of single-family homes purchase the home structure and the land it sits on, while condo owners own just the unit they live in, not the larger building or the land on which it’s built. The average cost range for condo building construction is $75,000 to $150,000 per unit. Some lower-end condos cost less to build, and higher-end buildings cost more, but most fall in this range.


Benefits of a condominium

  • Less Maintenance
  • Security
  • Amenities
  • Affordability
  • Appreciation
  • Proximity to City Life

26. Multi-Family

A multi-family home is a single building that’s set up to accommodate more than one family living separately. That can range from a duplex, which has two dwellings within a single building, to homes or small apartment buildings with up to four units.


Advantages of a multi-family house

  • Increased Cash Flow
  • Affordable Acquisition Cost
  • Easier to Manage
  • Enjoy Tax Breaks
  • High Appreciation Rate
  • Less Investment Risk
  • Build Your Investment Portfolio Faster


27. Container Home

Container homes are exactly what they sound like; homes made from the steel shipping containers that you see carrying goods everywhere on trains, trucks, and ships. From these giant Lego blocks, people are building homes of all shapes and sizes. Shipping containers are generally available in (10ft), (20ft), and (40ft). The smallest shipping container can provide about (100) square feet of floor space for a shipping container home. Eight larger containers together can make a two-story house at about (1400) square feet. Hundreds of container micro-apartments together can make a huge apartment building. Smaller, more basic container homes can range between ($10,000) to ($35,000). Large homes built with multiple shipping containers and amenities can range in price from ($100,000) to ($175,000).

containerAdvantages of a container home

  • Ease of Transport and Finding a Site
  • Shipping Container Homes Have Predictable Costs
  • Recycled Shipping Container Homes

28. Co-op

A housing cooperative, or housing co-op, is a legal entity, usually a cooperative or a corporation, which owns real estate, consisting of one or more residential buildings; it is one type of housing tenure. Co-ops are typically more common in crowded cities where the cost of living can be high. The Watergate in Washington, D.C. is probably the most famous example of a housing cooperative, but they’re most common in New York City. 


Advantages of a co-op house

  • In some cases, co-ops offer a less expensive housing option. They are usually cheaper, per square foot than condos in the same area, with the added benefit of lower closing costs.
  • A future sale of a unit can result in significant financial gains, even though owners aren’t building equity. This is especially true for a long-term investment in a high-cost housing market.
  • Co-ops often provide more social “connectivity” than large condo buildings, which can be helpful in big cities, where it’s harder to get to know your neighbours. 

29. Yurt

A traditional yurt or ger is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by several distinct nomadic groups in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure consists of an angled assembly or latticework of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs, and a wheel possibly steam-bent. The majority of the time, yurts are not considered permanent structures, rather they are a temporary structure or a tent. In most areas, yurts with foundations would be classified as a permanent structures.


Traditional yurts are made with wooden slat lattice walls supporting sapling beams held together at the top by a wooden ring. The roof beams exert pressure on the lattice walls, which are held in tension by leather strapping running around the perimeter of the building. On average, you can expect to pay about ($27,000) to build a yurt home. Depending on size, location, and several other features, that average can range from ($11,500) to( $44,000). That includes about ($2,000) to ($5,000) in labor, ($6,000) to ($30,000) for materials, and $3,000 to ($7,000) for the base platform. People around the globe look forward to their yurt getaways. But another reason is that they can be excellent investments. Yurts are durable, affordable, and easily rentable. When used as vacation rentals, they can earn back their cost quickly.

30. Chateau

Chateau is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor, or a fine country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally, and still most frequently, in French-speak. The chateau is originally served a purpose as a fortification in those parts of France in battle. Many in the Languedoc region, for example, were built by the Cathars to defend their beliefs against the Papal crusade. ing regions. In the 1860s, centuries-old traditional building methods using local materials remained in use. Thus the outer walls of the chateau are built of small, roughly squared up pieces of limestone, with mortar consisting of clay subsoil, both available nearby.



31. Villa

A villa is a one-level structure, often with an exterior patio and front garden or terrace. They may share at least one common wall with a neighbouring villa or be detached. Villas have a history that dates back to the Roman Empire. It is a type of house that was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house. Since its origins in the Roman villa, the idea and function of a villa have evolved considerably.


A peaceful life, with the rush and stress of life, people are looking for a cozy abode to relieve all that stress, relax and be at peace. While living in your own villa in a gated community, you are away from the bustling noise of the traffic, loud next-door neighbours and much more. The average cost to build a villa is about $1100000 (3200 square foot luxury villa).


What are the Types of Houses in Turkey?

Turkey’s a fascinating mixture of East and West – and its architecture is testimony to that. You can find anything from modern, European-style villas to intricately detailed Ottoman townhouses. Here is more information about (Best Cities to Live in Turkey)


You’ll notice as you travel across Turkey that there are distinctive styles of architecture between different regions. Turkey’s climate is surprisingly varied and this means the materials available have historically been very different. Further north and on the Black Sea coast, many houses are built of wood. In Central Anatolia, you’ll find homes made of sun-dried brick. Head west and south and you’ll find stone construction.

We take a brief tour through the best types of Turkish houses, whether you’re looking for a historic property or swish villa with all mod cons.

  • Regular villas
  • Tourist Villas
  • Historical villas
  • Penthouse Apartments
  • Duplex Apartments
  • Triplex Apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Konak (Ancient Mansion)
  • Stone Houses
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