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Names of Different Types of Buildings

  1. Adoble: A house made from sun-dried bricks of clay and straw: usually built in warm, dry climates like the south western U.S.
  2. Apartment: A set of rooms in a building which usually contains other similar sets of rooms.
  3. Barracks: A building or set of buildings used to house soldiers.
  4. Boarding House: A house in which rooms are rented and meals are served in a common dining room.
  5. Bungalow: A small house with a low,wide roof and a porch. It is usually one story high.
  6. Chalet: A mountain house with a wide,overhanging roof and posts and beams. The style originated in Switzerland.
  7. Chateau: A home for nuns.
  8. Cottage: A small country home or summer house used for vacations.
  9. Duplex Apartment: An apartment with two floors of living space.
  10. Duplex House: A house divided into two living units.
  11. Estate: A large country house with separate buildings on a large tract of land.
  12. Farmhouse: The dwelling for people who live and work on a farm raising animals or crops.
  13. Flat: An apartment on one floor of a building.
  14. Geodesic Dome: A large, flat-bottom boat used as a home.
  15. Hogan: A building made of logs and mud, used by the Navaho Indians.
  16. Igloo: A house built by Eskimos of blocks of ice. The name means "hot house".
  17. Jacal: A thatched hut made of intertwined branches and mud, built in Mexico.
  18. Konah: A large home in Turkey.
  19. Lodge: A house usually located in a remote place and used for hunting or skiing.
  20. Loft: An apartment in a warehouse or business building.
  21. Log Cabin: A small house made of unhewn timber.
  22. Manse: In Scotland, a house in which a minister lives.
  23. Mobile Home: A trailor used as a permanent home and made without a permanent foundation.
  24. Nissen Hut: A pre-made shelter with a semicircular arching roof of corrugated iron, and containing a cement floor.
  25. Octagon House: A house with eight sides.
  26. Palace: A large, grand building in which royally live.
  27. Penthouse: A large apartment located at the top of building.
  28. Quonest Hut: A pre-made, portable circular hut made of metal and used by the U.S. Army.
  29. Rectory: The house in which a Roman Catholic priest or Episcopal cergyman lives.
  30. Shanty: A shack.
  31. Sod House: A house made of bricks of sod, which is earth with grass and its roots. In the 19th century, these were built on the American prairie where there were no trees. Just grassy land.
  32. Studio Apartment: A one-room apartment with a kitchen and bathroom.
  33. Tent: A portable house made of skins, canvas, or nylon.
  34. Tepee, Tipi: A cone-shaped portable home made of buffalo skins and tree saplings, used by the American Indians of the Great Plains.
  35. Tenement: A rundown, low-rent apartment building.
  36. Underground House: An earth shelter built below the ground. The earth keeps the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  37. Villa: A large country or resort home.
  38. Wigwarm: A hut with a frame made of poles and covered with bark, rush mats, or hides, used by American Indians.
  39. Yurt: A circular, portable, hut used as a home by Asian shepherds. It is similar to the American wigwam.
  40. Zareba: An African fort made of thorny bushes.

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