House types

2017-07-27T23:03:05+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Passive house, Tree house, Terraced house, Boarding school, Dacha, Retirement home, Villa, Cottage, Château, Mews, Earth lodge, Low-energy house, Hanok, Victorian house, Splanch, English country house, North American fraternity and sorority housing, Drug house flashcards House types
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  • Passive house
    Passive house (Passivhaus in German) is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint.
  • Tree house
    A tree house, tree fort or treeshed 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.
  • Terraced house
    A terraced or terrace house (UK) or townhouse (US) is a term in architecture and city planning referring to a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls.
  • Boarding school
    A boarding school is a school at which most or all of the students live during the part of the year that they go to lessons.
  • Dacha
    A dacha (Russian: да́ча; IPA: [ˈdatɕə] ) is a seasonal or year-round second home, often located in the exurbs of Russian and other post-Soviet cities.
  • Retirement home
    A retirement home – sometimes called an old people's home or old age home, although this term can also refer to a nursing home – is a multi-residence housing facility intended for senior citizens.
  • Villa
    A villa was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house.
  • Cottage
    A cottage is, typically, a small house.
  • Château
    A château (plural châteaux; French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑto] for both the singular and the plural) is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally—and still most frequently—in French-speaking regions.
  • Mews
    Mews is a primarily British term formerly describing a row of stables, usually with carriage houses below and living quarters above, built around a paved yard or court, or along a street, behind large city houses, such as those of London, during the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Earth lodge
    An earth lodge is a semi-subterranean building covered partially or completely with earth, best known from the Native American cultures of the Great Plains and Eastern Woodlands.
  • Low-energy house
    A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house.
  • Hanok
    Hanok is a term to describe Korean traditional houses.
  • Victorian house
    In the United Kingdom and former British colonies, a Victorian house generally means any house built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901).
  • Splanch
    A splanch is a type of single-family home that was popular in the New York metropolitan area from the 1950s through the 1970s.
  • English country house
    An English country house is a large house or mansion in the English countryside.
  • North American fraternity and sorority housing
    North American fraternity and sorority housing refers largely to the houses or housing areas in which fraternity and sorority members live and work together.
  • Drug house
    A drug house or crack house is a building where drug dealers and drug users buy, sell, produce, and use illegal drugs, including crack cocaine.