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Hey guys, welcome to the blog again. Today I thought of penning a Hatke (Different) topic, i.e. “Different types of houses”. I’m sure this interests many of you. The topic is as different as the types of houses.
It is fascinating to know that there are a lot of classifications of houses. The houses are classified based on the structure and the style. I have managed to gather some information regarding the various types of houses commonly seen. The construction of the houses varies from region to region, depending upon the geographical conditions of the locality.
Well, everyone knows about it & it is most commonly seen everywhere and preferred by many. Apartments are a group of units in a single structure, owned by a single entity or a development company. Apartments are usually owned by a construction company and then rented out or sold to individual persons.
Most of them prefer living in apartments because of safety and security purposes. Apartments come with excellent amenities. Everything has its pros & cons. Likewise, apartments also have pros & cons. The major cons people face living at the apartments is the privacy and less flexibility.
If you love living in apartments, make sure to choose the configuration based on your requirements.
Check out the Best Apartments For Sale in Bangalore.
If you want privacy and yet love community living, then a villament is a great choice. A villament is a community of homes – not more than 4-6 sharing the same area but built in such a way that every house has a private balcony, Garden and open space.
Villaments are constructed very few, compared to apartments. Usually, in apartments, there is a lot of crowd & privacy is a major concern. One can have the advantage of private parking space, garage and private terraces along with the above-mentioned amenities. Compared to villas, villaments offers a community living experience with specific privacy.
Are you a privacy lover, like me? If yes, the villas are for you. If you want your terrace, balcony and your space to be very private, then opt for villas. Villas have a very long history, which goes back to the Roman empire. Villa is a single level structured building. Villas usually don’t share any common wall in the structure with the neighbouring Villa. Villas are the independent house where you are part of the gated community with amenities such as clubhouse/park/swimming Pool/etc
Villas come in different sizes and configurations. Villas generally have an open space, private gardens and a private terrace. It may or may not be a duplex. Unlike in apartments and villaments, the maintenance should be taken care of by the owner of the villa.
Have you ever seen the house and said they all look similar? If yes, then that would be the row houses. Rowhouse is an individual house built in a similar manner in a row. Generally, a row house is very similar to a villa, but a row house may share the common wall with a neighbouring house. If you want privacy, then you can opt for rowhouses. Villa’s is always the best option if you want complete privacy.
An independent house is a building built on a piece of land, exclusively for you. It will have its own boundary and wall. You can enjoy the utmost freedom, privacy, security & calmness. Independent houses are preferred by almost many including me, because of the flexibility, in construction, design, selecting the materials. If given a choice, everyone will prefer an independent house, but lack of time and the amount of sweat included in it makes everyone choose apartments or villaments.
Independent houses can be designed according to your preferences. It can be a single floored structure, duplex or triplex. Buying a home or constructing the home is a one-time investment. Many of them usually prefer duplex houses, i,e 2 floors. Again as I mentioned independent house can be designed according to the requirement.
Tiny House is a concept of minimalism. It is a small structured house, with less than 400 Sq ft. Most of the tiny house provides the comfort of larger homes but in a small space. The tiny home is an architectural social movement, of adopting the lifestyle of living in less space. Besides, being small, a tiny house is all about being flexible and balancing life. The concept of a tiny house is becoming popular nowadays. The tiny home concept is good for maintaining ecological balance.
Container House is after its name, containers. They are built from shipping containers, used for shipping the goods. It is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers as the main structural element. The construction cost of these container homes is quite affordable compared to the traditional construction method.
Container house requires, less labour and the materials required is also less. Container houses are in trend nowadays, but, it’s not popularized in India yet.
These are some of the different types of houses. Apart from these, there are a variety of homes, depending on the geographical conditions of the locality. For example, Igloo, wooden houses, huts, stone houses, tree houses, farmhouses, cottages etc. What type of house do you like? Let me know in the comment section below.