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A ranch style house in Salinas, California
A ranch style house in Salinas, California
A North European single family house.
A North European single family house.

Houses generally refers to a shelter or building that is single family detached dwelling or place for habitation by human beings. "Homes" on the other hand include many kinds of dwellings ranging from rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes to high-rise apartment buildings.[1] However, the word can also be used as a verb ("to house"), and can have adjectival formations as well. In some contexts, "house" may mean the same as dwelling, residence, home, abode, accommodation, housing, lodging, among other meanings. A house is where some people live (most). House, also known as House, M.D., is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American medical drama, which debuted on the FOX network on November 16, 2004. ... Look up house in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nickname: Location of Salinas, California Country State County Monterey Government  - Mayor Dennis Donohue Area  - City 19 sq mi (49. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1793x1358, 1262 KB) Summary: Nordic Single Family House - Nordisches Einfamilienhaus Author: Boereck Source: Own Private Picture File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Single-family home Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1793x1358, 1262 KB) Summary: Nordic Single Family House - Nordisches Einfamilienhaus Author: Boereck Source: Own Private Picture File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Single-family home Metadata This... Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ... A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. ... A residence may be a house, a place to live, like a nursing home. ... For other uses, see Home (disambiguation). ... See also list of house types. ... Accommodation is a theological principle linked to divine revelation within the Christian church. ... Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... 1. ...


The social unit that lives in a house is known as a household. Most commonly, a household is a family unit of some kind, though households can be other social groups, such as single persons, or groups of unrelated individuals. Settled agrarian and industrial societies are composed of household units living permanently in housing of various types, according to a variety of forms of Land tenure. English-speaking people generally call any building they routinely occupy "home". Many people leave their house during the day for work and recreation but typically return to it to sleep or for other activities. The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... For other uses, see Family (disambiguation). ... Land tenure is the name given, particularly in common law systems, to the legal regime in which land is owned by an individual, who is said to hold the land. ... Old Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China In architecture, construction, engineering and real estate development the word building may refer to one of the following: Any man-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or An... For other uses, see Home (disambiguation). ... This article is about work. ... Fun redirects here. ... For other uses, see Sleep (disambiguation). ...

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History

The oldest house in the world is approximately from 100,000B.C. and was made of mammoth bones, found at Mezhirich near Kiev in Ukraine. It was probably covered with mammoth hides. The house was discovered in 1965 by a farmer digging a new basement six feet below the ground.[2] Mezhyrich (Ukrainian: , also referred to as Mezhirich) is a village (selo) in central Ukraine. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ...


Architect Norbert Schoenauer, in his book 6,000 Years of Housing, identifies three major categories of types of housing: the "Pre-Urban" house, the "Oriental Urban" house, and the "Occidental Urban" house.


Types of Pre-Urban houses include temporary dwellings such as the Inuit igloo, semi-permanent dwellings such as the pueblo, and permanent dwellings such as the New England homestead. Igloo An igloo (Inuit language: iglu, Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᒡᓗ, house, plural: iglooit or igluit, but in English commonly igloos), translated sometimes as snowhouse, is a shelter constructed from blocks of snow, generally in the form of a dome. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pueblo Indians . ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ...


"Oriental Urban" houses include houses of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and traditional urban houses in China, India, and Islamic cities. Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ...


"Occidental Urban" houses include medieval urban houses, the Renaissance town house, and the houses, tenements and apartments of the 19th and 20th centuries.[1]


Types

See also: List of house types

Residential dwellings can be built in a large variety of configurations. ...

Structure

A suburban neighborhood in San Jose, California.
A suburban neighborhood in San Jose, California.
Wood houses in the Swiss Alps.
Wood houses in the Swiss Alps.

The developed world in general features three basic types of house that have their own ground-level entry and private open space, and usually on a separately titled parcel of land: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1314, 846 KB) This photo is a cropped version of South San Jose. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1314, 846 KB) This photo is a cropped version of South San Jose. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California Location of San Jose with the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Pueblo founded November 29, 1777 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Type charter city, mayor-council  - Mayor Chuck Reed  - Vice... Satellite image of Switzerland The Swiss Alps are the central portion of the Alps mountain range that lies within Switzerland, because of their central position they are also known as Central Alps. ... A developed country is a country that has achieved (currently or historically) a high degree of industrialization, and which enjoys the higher standards of living which wealth and technology make possible. ... In GIS or Tax talk a parcel is: a contiguous area of land described in a single description by a deed or other instrument or as one of a number of lots on a plat or plan, separately owned and capable of being separately conveyed. ...

In addition, there are various forms of attached housing where a number of dwelling units are co-located within the same structure, which share a ground-level entry and may or may not have any private open space, such as apartments (a.k.a. flats) of various scales. Another type of housing is movable, such as houseboats, caravans, and trailer homes. A Northern European single-family home in Germany. ... Semi-detached housing (usually abbreviated to semi, as in three-bedroom semi) consists of pairs of houses built side by side as units sharing a party wall and usually in such a way that each houses layout is a mirror image of its twin. ... Party wall is a building term which, in England, apart from special statutory definitions, may be used in four different legal senses. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ... Party wall is a building term which, in England, apart from special statutory definitions, may be used in four different legal senses. ... This article is about the structure. ... A houseboat in Amsterdam A houseboat is a boat which has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a human dwelling. ... Caravans comprise land-based trading convoys, often utilising the camel as a beast of burden, and generally associated with crossing deserts in Asia or Africa. ...


In the United Kingdom, 27% of the population live in terraced houses and 32% in semi-detached houses, as of 2002. In the United States as of 2000, 61.4% of people live in detached houses and 5.6% in semi-detached houses, 26% in row houses or apartments, and 7% in mobile homes. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention. ... This article is about the structure. ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ...


Shape

Archaeologists have a particular interest in house shape: they see the transition over time from round huts to rectangular houses as a significant advance in optimizing the use of space, and associate it with the growth of the idea of a personal area (see personal space).[citation needed] For referencing in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Citing sources. ... A hut is a small and crude shelter used for dwelling. ... Personal space, an updated form of Edward T. Halls 1966 proxemics, is the region surrounding each person, or that area which a person considers their domain or territory. ...


Function

A Nalukettu traditional Kerala house in India
A Nalukettu traditional Kerala house in India

Some houses transcend the basic functionality of providing "a roof over one's head" or of serving as a family "hearth and home". When a house becomes a display-case for wealth and/or fashion and/or conspicuous consumption, we may speak of a "great house". The residence of a feudal lord or of a ruler may require defensive structures and thus turn into a fort or a castle. The house of a monarch may come to house courtiers and officers as well as the royal family: this sort of house may become a palace. Moreover, in time the lord or monarch may wish to retreat to a more personal or simple space such as a villa, a hunting lodge or a dacha. Compare the popularity of the holiday house or cottage, also known as a crib. Image File history File links Taravadu. ... Image File history File links Taravadu. ... An example of a Nalukettu Nalukettu or Naalukettuis the traditional homestead of old Tharavadu where many generations of a matrilineal family lived. ... -1... In common historic and modern usage, a hearth (Har-th) is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace or oven used for cooking and/or heating. ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... Conspicuous consumption is a term used to describe the lavish spending on goods and services that are acquired mainly for the purpose of displaying income or wealth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Louis XIV, king of France and Navarre (Painting by Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1701). ... A courtier is a person who attends upon, and thus receives a privileged position from, a powerful person, usually a head of state. ... In the United Kingdom, the Great Officers of State are officers who either inherit their positions or are appointed by the Crown, and exercise certain ceremonial functions. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... The Albertian Villa Medici in Fiesole: terraced grounds on a sloping site. ... A hunter on horseback shoots at deer or elk with a bow. ... Dacha of Boris Pasternak in Peredelkino. ... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire A cottage is a small house of any period. ... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire For other uses, see Cottage (disambiguation). ...


In contrast to a relatively upper class or modern trend to ownership of multiple houses, much of human history shows the importance of multi-purpose houses. Thus the house long served as the traditional place of work (the original cottage industry site or "in-house" small-scale manufacturing workshop) or of commerce (featuring, for example, a ground floor "shop-front" shop or counter or office, with living space above). During the Industrial Revolution there was a separation of manufacturing and banking from the house, though to this day some shopkeepers continue (or have returned) to live "over the shop". The use of the term has expanded, and is used to refer to any event which allows a large number of people to lalalawork part time. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Retail redirects here. ... In general, a counter is a device which stores (and sometimes displays) the number of times a particular event or process has occurred, often in relationship to a clock signal. ... For other uses, see Office (disambiguation). ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... A shopkeeper is an individual who owns a shop. ...


Inside the house

Parts

Floor plan of a "foursquare" house
Floor plan of a "foursquare" house

Many houses have several rooms with specialized functions. These may include a living/eating area, a sleeping area, and (if suitable facilities and services exist) washing and lavatory areas. In traditional agriculture-oriented societies, domestic animals such as chickens or larger livestock (like cattle) often share part of the house with human beings. Most conventional modern houses will at least contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen (or kitchen area), and a living room. A typical "foursquare house" (as pictured) occurred commonly in the early history of the United States of America, with a staircase in the center of the house, surrounded by four rooms, and connected to other sections of the house (including in more recent eras a garage).
Image File history File links Typical House Floor Plan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Typical House Floor Plan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Floor plan (floorplan, floor-plan) in its original meaning is an architecture term, a diagram of a room, a building, or a level (floor) of a building as if seen from the above (i. ... A type of house popular during the early part of the 20th century typified by a square, four room floor plan. ... Flush toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture devised for the disposal of bodily wastes, including urine, feces, methane, semen and vomit. ... A bedroom is a room where people sleep. ... A typical American bathroom A bathroom is a room that may have different functions depending on the cultural context. ... A kitchen is a room used for food preparation and sometimes entertainment. ... A sitting room in the UK. A living room, also known as sitting room (especially in the UK), lounge room or lounge (in the United Kingdom and Australia), is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities. ... A type of house popular during the early part of the 20th century typified by a square, four room floor plan. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Stairs, staircase, stairway, flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The names of parts of a house often echo the names of parts of other buildings, but could typically include:

  • Fireplace (for warmth during winter; generally not found in warmer climates)
See also: Room (architecture)

Looking up inside the 32-story atrium of the Shanghai Grand Hyatt, part of the Jin Mao Building. ... This article is about the area generally found above a house. ... Alcove (through the Spanish, alcova, from the Arabic, al-, the, and quobbah, a vault) is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrade or drapery. ... A townhouse with basement windows showing A basement is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor. ... A cellar is a storage room built below ground level (usually under a house), primarily for the storage of food and drink (especially wine) for use throughout the year. ... A typical American bathroom A bathroom is a room that may have different functions depending on the cultural context. ... For the foundations of the World Trade Center, see The Bathtub. ... For other uses, see Shower (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Toilet (disambiguation). ... A bedroom is a room where people sleep. ... A bedroom within a house or other dwelling set aside for an infant or toddler. ... A traditional conservatory at the Horniman Museum in London A modern Conservatory. ... The dining room at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England A dining room is a room for consuming food. ... A family room is an informal living area usually located adjacent to the kitchen. ... Winter (fireplace), tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (XIV century) A fireplace is an architectural element consisting of a space designed to contain a fire, generally for heating but sometimes also for cooking. ... ... A sitting room in the UK. Living room (or sitting room, especially in commonwealth English, also called lounge room in Australia or lounge in the UK) is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hall is a term often used to refer to several different types of room in a house or a building. ... Look up Passage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In common historic and modern usage, a hearth (Har-th) is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace or oven used for cooking and/or heating. ... A kitchen is a room used for food preparation and sometimes entertainment. ... A Larder is a cool area for storing food prior to use. ... Laundry room A laundry room (also called a utility room) is a room where clothes are washed. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... A sitting room in the UK. A living room, also known as sitting room (especially in the UK), lounge room or lounge (in the United Kingdom and Australia), is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities. ... Look up den in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term lounge can refer to: a living room in a private house, a public waiting area, provided with seating, as in a hotel or airport an Airline lounge is a private waiting area offered by airlines to pecial customers or to those who pay an extra fee lounge music... For other uses, see Office (disambiguation). ... A study is a room in a house which is used for paperwork, computer work, or reading. ... A pantry is a room in a domestic house used for food storage. ... Parlour (or parlor), from the Fr. ... A recreation room (also known as a rec room) is a room used for a variety of purposes, such as parties, games and other everyday or casual use. ... A recreation room (also known as a rec room or rumpus room) is a room used for a variety of purposes, such as parties, games and other everyday or casual use. ... Shrine is also used as a conventional translation of the Japanese Jinja. ... Spiral (double helix) stairway in the Vatican Museum Stairs, staircase, stairway, and flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Look up storage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods. ... A room, in architecture, is any distinguishable space within a structure. ...

Layout

House in Brazil.
House in Brazil.

Ideally, architects of houses design rooms to meet the needs of the people who will live in the house. Such designing, known as "interior design", has become a popular subject in universities. Feng shui, originally a Chinese method of situating houses according to such factors as sunlight and micro-climates, has recently expanded its scope to address the design of interior spaces with a view to promoting harmonious effects on the people living inside the house. Feng shui can also mean the 'aura' in or around a dwelling. Compare the real-estate sales concept of "indoor-outdoor flow". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Interior design is a practice concerned with anything that is found inside a space - walls, windows, doors, finishes, textures, light, furnishings and furniture. ... Fēng Shuǐ (風水 – literally, wind and water pronounced fung shuway), which may be more than 3000 years old, is the ancient practice of placement to achieve harmony with the environment. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...


The square footage of a house in the United States reports the area of "living space", excluding the garage and other non-living spaces. The "square meters" figure of a house in Europe reports the area of the walls enclosing the home, and thus includes any attached garage and non-living spaces.[citations needed] A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot (unit of length) long. ...


Construction

The structure of the house (under demolition). This house is constructred from bricks and wood and was later covered by insulating panels. The roof construction is also seen.
The structure of the house (under demolition). This house is constructred from bricks and wood and was later covered by insulating panels. The roof construction is also seen.

In the United States, modern house-construction techniques include light-frame construction (in areas with access to supplies of wood) and adobe or sometimes rammed-earth construction (in arid regions with scarce wood-resources). Some areas use brick almost exclusively, and quarried stone has long provided walling. To some extent, aluminum and steel have displaced some traditional building materials. Increasingly popular alternative construction materials include insulating concrete forms (foam forms filled with concrete), structural insulated panels (foam panels faced with oriented strand board or fiber cement), and light-gauge steel framing and heavy-gauge steel framing. It has been suggested that Stick-frame construction be merged into this article or section. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ... Rammed-earth construction is a technique used in the creation of a house. ... For other uses, see Brick (disambiguation). ... This article is about the geological substance. ... Insulating Concrete Forms or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF or ICFs) are stay-in-place formwork for energy-efficient, cast-in-place reinforced-concrete walls. ... This article is about the construction material. ...


More generally, people often build houses out of the nearest available material, and often tradition and/or culture govern construction-materials, so whole towns, areas, counties or even states/countries may be built out of one main type of material. For example, a large fraction of American houses use wood, while most British and many European houses utilize stone or brick.


In the 1900s, some house designers started using prefabrication. Sears, Roebuck & Co. first marketed their Houses by Mail to the general public in 1908. Prefab techniques became popular after World War II. First small inside rooms framing, then later, whole walls were prefabricated and carried to the construction site. The original impetus was to use the labor force inside a shelter during inclement weather. More recently builders have begun to collaborate with structural engineers who use computers and finite element analysis to design prefabricated steel-framed homes with known resistance to high wind-loads and seismic forces. These newer products provide labor savings, more consistent quality, and possibly accelerated construction processes. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Visualization of how a car deforms in an asymmetrical crash using finite element analysis. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ...


Lesser-used construction methods have gained (or regained) popularity in recent years. Though not in wide use, these methods frequently appeal to homeowners who may become actively involved in the construction process. They include:

Thermographic comparison of traditional (left) and 'passivhaus' (right) buildings
Thermographic comparison of traditional (left) and 'passivhaus' (right) buildings

Cannabrick Construction 70% of the Cannabis Plant total weight is made up of the hurd or woody inner core. ... A section of a cordwood home. ... Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses straw bales as structural elements, insulation, or both. ... Spaceship Earth in Epcot Center at Walt Disney World is perhaps one of the most famous examples of a large scale geodesic sphere. ... Categories: Stub | Construction ... Moladi is a South African construction company specialising in technology for producing low cost housing, mainly intended for third world countries, by a patented process of reusable plastic formwork. ... Image File history File links Passivhaus_thermogram_gedaemmt_ungedaemmt. ... Image File history File links Passivhaus_thermogram_gedaemmt_ungedaemmt. ... One of the original Passive Houses at Darmstadt, Germany One of the original Passive Houses at Darmstadt The term Passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to the rigorous, voluntary, Passivhaus standard for energy use in buildings. ...

Energy-efficiency

In the developed world, energy-conservation has grown in importance in house-design. Housing produces a major proportion of carbon emissions (30% of the total in the UK, for example).[citation needed] For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... Top: Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ... Domestic housing in the United Kingdom is currently one of the major obstacles to achieving the 20% overall cut in UK carbon emissions targeted by the Government for 2010. ...


Development of a number of low-energy building types and techniques continues. They include the zero-energy house, the passive solar house, superinsulated and houses built to the Passivhaus standard. BedZED zero energy housing in the UK A zero energy building (ZEB) is a term applied to a building with a net energy consumption of zero over a typical year. ... Passive solar building design involves the modeling, selection and use of appropriate passive solar technologies to maintain the building environment at a comfortable temperature through the suns daily and annual cycles. ... Superinsulation is an approach to building design, construction and retrofitting. ... For passive solar houses, see passive solar building design. ...


Legal issues

Buildings with historical importance have restrictions.


United Kingdom

New houses in the UK are not covered by the Sale of Goods Act. When purchasing a new house the buyer has less legal protection than when buying a new car. New houses in the UK may be covered by a NHBC guarantee but some people feel that it would be more useful to put new houses on the same legal footing as other products. The Sale of Goods Act 1979 is a British Act of Parliament (1979, ch 54) which regulates contracts in which goods are sold and bought. ... The National House Building Council (NHBC) was originally set up as the National House Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) in the United Kingdom in 1937. ...


United States & Canada

In the US and Canada, many new houses are built in housing tracts, which provide homeowners a sense of "belonging" and the feeling they have "made the best use" of their money. However, these houses are often built as cheaply and quickly as possible by large builders seeking to maximize profits. Many environmental health issues are ignored or minimized in the construction of these structures. In one case in Benicia, California, a housing tract was built over an old landfill. Homebuyers were never told, and only found out when some began having reactions to high levels of lead and chromium. Benicia is a city located in Solano County, California. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... REDIRECT [[ Insert text]]EWWWWWWWWWWWWW YO General Name, symbol, number chromium, Cr, 24 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 6, 4, d Appearance silvery metallic Standard atomic weight 51. ...


Identifying houses

With the growth of dense settlement, humans designed ways of identifying houses and/or parcels of land. Individual houses sometimes acquire proper names; and those names may acquire in their turn considerable emotional connotations: see for example the house of Howards End or the castle of Brideshead Revisited. A more systematic and general approach to identifying houses may use various methods of house numbering. In GIS or Tax talk a parcel is: a contiguous area of land described in a single description by a deed or other instrument or as one of a number of lots on a plat or plan, separately owned and capable of being separately conveyed. ... This article is about the philosophical issues relating to a certain class of nominative words. ... Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, first published in 1910, which tells a story of class struggle in turn-of-the-century England. ... Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by the English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Animal houses

Humans often build "houses" for domestic or wild animals, often resembling smaller versions of human domiciles. Familiar animal houses built by humans include bird-houses, hen-houses/chicken-coops and doghouses (kennels); while housed agricultural animals more often live in barns and stables. However, human interest in building houses for animals does not stop at the domestic pet. People build bat-houses, nesting-sites for wild ducks and other birds, bee houses, giraffe, kangaroo houses, worm houses, hermit crab houses and even tree houses. as well as for many other animals. nest box Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Nest box A nest box (or nestbox) is a man-made box provided for animals to nest in. ... A chicken coop is a building where chickens are kept on a farm or homestead. ... First dog Dash, outside of his doghouse during U.S. President Harrisons tenure. ... A kennel is the name given to any structure or shelter for dogs. ... A barn in southern Ontario, Canada A barn in Wisconsin A barn in Poland Barn redirects here, for other uses, see Barn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the building; for another meaning, see stability. ... This article is about animals kept for companionship. ...


Shelter

Forms of (relatively) simple shelter may include:

A bus stop or omnibus stop is a designated place where a public transport bus stops for the purpose of allowing passengers to board or leave the bus. ... Camper can be one of several things: an automobile used for camping, see recreational vehicle. ... This article is about a type of building. ... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire For other uses, see Cottage (disambiguation). ... A dugout or dug-out is a shelter dug out of the ground. ... A large ass gazebo on the grounds of Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA This gazebo inside the spacious Singapore Botanic Gardens also serves as a bandstand. ... A cutaway diagram of a hangar. ... A houseboat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... A typical jungle hut in Brazilian Amazonia, made of straw and supported by stilts. ... A lean-to is term used for two similar, yet different objects. ... For other uses, see Log cabin (disambiguation). ... Shacks are most often used for storage or have been abandoned. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A campsite on Oludeniz beach Bicycle camping A campsite at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina Campsites are often situated in or near forests. ... This article is about artificial caves used as dwellings, especially those in north China called yaodongs, as opposed to natural caves. ... A travel trailer or caravan is a trailer towed behind a road vehicle (or even a horse) to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable, sheltered and protected than a tent (although there are fold-down tent trailers [1]) . It provides the means for people to have their... An umbrella or parasol (sometimes colloquially, gamp, brolly, or bumbershoot) is a canopy designed to protect against precipitation or sunlight. ...

Houses and symbolism

Houses may express the circumstances or opinions of their builders or their inhabitants. Thus a vast and elaborate house may serve as a sign of conspicuous wealth, whereas a low-profile house built of recycled materials may indicate support of energy conservation.


Houses of particular historical significance (former residences of the famous, for example, or even just very old houses) may gain a protected status in town planning as examples of built heritage and/or of streetscape values. Plaques may mark such structures. Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ... Cultural heritage (national heritage or just heritage) is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. ... A commemorative plaque, or simply plaque, is a plate of metal attached to a wall or other vertical surface and bearing text in memory of an important figure or event. ...


House-ownership (home-ownership) provides a common measure of prosperity in economics. Contrast the importance of house-destruction, tent dwelling and house rebuilding in the wake of many natural disasters. An owner-occupier is a person who lives in a house that he or she owns. ... Prosperity is best achieved when one creates wealth with wealth, be it ones own wealth (equity) or the wealth of another (debt). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... This article is about the natural disasters caused by natural hazards. ...


Peter Olshavsky’s House for the Dance of Death provides a 'pataphysical variation on the house. Pataphysics, a term coined by the French writer Alfred Jarry, is a philosophy dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. ...


Heraldry

The house occurs as a rare charge in heraldry. In heraldry, a charge is an image occupying the field on an escutcheon (or shield). ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ...


See also

Distribution of U.S. Median Home Values Affordable housing is a term used to describe dwelling units whose total housing costs are deemed affordable to a group of people within a specified income range. ... An architectural structure is a free-standing or guy anchored manmade outdoor construction for permanent use. ... Concrete and metal rebar used to build a floor Building material is any material which is used for a construction purpose. ... Domotics is the application of computer and/or robotic technology to household appliances and buildings. ... Light control computerized system Home automation (also called domotics) is a field within building automation, specializing in the specific automation requirements of private homes and in the application of automation techniques for the comfort and security of its residents. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... An earth-sheltered home is a house built partially or totally underground. ... Home $weet Home: cover of the June 13, 2005 issue of Time magazine[1] illustrating the mania[2] for home buying. ... A housing estate is a medium-to-low density residential area, usually part of a suburb of a town or city in a developed country. ... In 1978, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUDs) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) established HUD USER, an information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public. ... This building is public housing provided by the government of Tokyo. ... A housewarming party is party held on the occasion of moving into a newly purchased house or moving into any new residence. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Lustron House was developed in the post-World War II era in response to the shortage of houses for returning GIs. ... 1. ... Mixed-use development refers to the practice of containing more than one type of use in a building or set of buildings. ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ... Two-story modular dwelling Modular homes are houses that are divided into multiple modules or sections which are manufactured in a remote facility and then delivered to their intended site of use. ... Moladi is a South African construction company specialising in technology for producing low cost housing, mainly intended for third world countries, by a patented process of reusable plastic formwork. ... The Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) collects, processes, assembles, and disseminates information on existing barriers that inhibit the production and conservation of affordable housing. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see squat. ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ... Vernacular architecture is a term used to categorize a method of construction which uses locally available resources to address local needs. ... // Visitability is an international movement to change home construction practices so that virtually all new homes--whether or not designated for residents who currently have mobility impairments--offer a few specific accessibility features. ... Residential dwellings can be built in a large variety of configurations. ... This is a list of styles in house construction. ... This is a selected list of types of lodging. ... This aims to be a complete list of the articles on real estate. ... Arlington House (the Custis-Lee Mansion): the home of Robert E. Lee, the grounds of which became Arlington National Cemetery. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Schoenauer, Norbert (2000). 6,000 Years of Housing (rev. ed.) (New York: W.W. Norton & Company).
  2. ^ Gregorovich, Andrew (1994), "Ancient Inventions of Ukraine", <http://www.infoukes.com/history/inventions/> 

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