There are serveral house types. A basic division is between free-standing or Single-family houses and various types of attached or multi-user dwellings. Both may vary greatly in scale and amount of accommodation provided. Although there appear to be many different types, many of the variations listed below are purely matters of style rather than spatial arrangement or scale. Some of the terms listed are only used in some parts of the English-speaking world.
|1 apartment building||2 house||3 duplex/two-family house||4 townhouse/townhome|
|5 condominium/condo||6 dormitory/dorm||7 mobile home||8 nursing home|
|9 shelter||10 farm||11 ranch||12 houseboat|
|13 the city||14 the suburbs||15 the country||16 a town/village|
Many of the differences in housing vocabulary are in the words used to describe types of homes. The following is a list of examples in which different words and expressions are used to indicate essentially the same type of house and apartment.
|apartment house or apartment building||block of flats|
|apartment hotel||service flats|
|row house||terraced house|
A. Town Taxi Company.
B. Hello. Please send a taxi to….. (address}
A. Is that a house or an apartment building?
B. It’s a /an__
A. All right. We’ll be there right away.
A. This is the Emergency Operator.
B. Please send an ambulance to ….. (address}
A. Is that a private home?
B. It’s a/an_.
A. What’s your name and telephone number?