General English

Types of Houses

Types of Houses
Written by Rakesh Kumar

Types of Houses


Types of Houses: – In this section we will read about Types of Houses in English and what are the examples of this in English, we will read in detail about all these.


In the previous post we have read in detail about List of Pets”.


If you want to be able to talk about where you live, you might wish to describe your house and one of the things you will need to be able to say is what type of house it is. Is it an apartment, a bungalow or a villa?


The different types of houses:-

There are many other types of house that you will need to know the English names of and this can help you at work, at school and in your day to day conversations.


In this post, we shall be able to learn the English names for the different kinds of houses, adding to our vocabulary and helping you to progress.


List of Houses with Pictures


Types of Houses:-

Houses can be built in a large variety of configurations. Following are useful types of homes and housing in English illustrated with interesting images.


List of House Types:-








Log cabin



Types of Houses:-

Nursing home


Block of Flats (U.K)

Apartment building (U.S)

Terraced houses


Skyscraper/high rise

Semi-detached houses

Detached house




Camper van


Learn different home styles to increase your vocabulary words in English:


House: – A body without knowledge is like a house without a foundation.


Hut: -The hut is in the midst of the forest.


Hotel: – The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests.


Building: – No good building without a good foundation.


Farmhouse: – For the first ten years of our married life we lived in a farmhouse.


Types of houses styles


Barn: – He is living in a converted barn.


Dormitory: – She lived in a college dormitory.


Log cabin: – They lived in a little log cabin in the mountains.


Lighthouse: – A lighthouse was flashing in the distance.


Nursing home: – He had to move his mother into a nursing home.


List of house rules for adults living with parents:-

Castle: – An Englishman’s home is his castle.


Block of Flats (U.K): – All visitors to the block of flats must be announced.


Apartment building (U.S): – All visitors to the apartment building must be announced.


Terraced houses: – It was the converted first floor of a large terraced house, within walking distance of the university.


Villa: -The villa has its own private beach.


Different types of houses


Skyscraper/high rise: – From the top of the skyscraper/ high rise the cars below us looked like insects.


Semi-detached houses: – They live in a semi-detached house.


Detached house: – A detached house is one not joined to another one.


Cottage: – Love can turn the cottage into a golden palace.


List of house for rent:-

Igloo: -May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.


Tent: – They had a midnight feast in their tent.


Camper van: -A camper van is a van which is equipped with beds and cooking equipment so that you can live, cook, and sleep in it.




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Rakesh Kumar