Different Types of Houses: List of House Types with Pictures

Different Types of Houses! Useful list of house types with pictures and examples. 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? 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 section, you will be able to learn the English names for the different kinds of houses, adding to your vocabulary and helping you to progress.

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

  • House
  • Hut
  • Hotel
  • Building
  • Farmhouse
  • Barn
  • Dormitory
  • Log cabin
  • Lighthouse
  • Nursing home
  • Castle
  • Block of Flats (U.K) – Apartment building (U.S)
  • Terraced houses
  • Villa
  • Skyscraper/high rise
  • Semi-detached houses
  • Detached house
  • Cottage
  • Igloo
  • Tent
  • Camper van

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

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A body without knowledge is like a house without a foundation.


The hut is in the midst of the forest.


The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests.


No good building without a good foundation.


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


He is living in a converted barn.


She lived in a college dormitory.

Log cabin

They lived in a little log cabin in the mountains.


lighthouse was flashing in the distance.

Nursing home

He had to move his mother into a nursing home.


An Englishman’s home is his castle.

Block of Flats (U.K) – Apartment building (U.S)

All visitors to the block of flats/ apartment building must be announced.

Terraced houses

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


The villa has its own private beach.

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

detached house is one not joined to another one.


Love can turn the cottage into a golden palace.


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


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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