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A House And A Mansion Are Not The Same…See The Difference

Good day my dear reader!

Houses come in varying types, sizes and shapes, hence the different names.

Please get this straight.

Bungalows, mansions, an apartment do not mean the same thing. They are different.

Let’s quickly expound on the distinct house types below.

1. Bungalow

Bungalows are most often one-story houses, although they often include an additional half story, usually with a sloped roof.

They are cost-efficient and easy to maintain. Besides, they also afford more privacy than most traditional homes.

2. Mansion

A mansion is a large, stately and often impressive dwelling house. Real estate agents term mansions as houses that have at least 8,000 square feet of floor space.

3. Apartment/Flat

An apartment is a rented residential unit that is part of one or several buildings. There is typically one owner or a management company running the units. Apartment and flat are used interchangeably, with flat most commonly used in the United Kingdom.

4. Condominium

A Condominium is quite similar to an apartment except that each unit is owned independently by a different individual.

4. Castle

Castles are modified structures built during the Middle Ages in the west predominantly by the nobility, royalty or by military orders.

6. Palace

Palaces are large and impressive buildings forming the official residence of a ruler. Bucking palace Queen Elizabeth’s official dwelling is a palace.

7. Duplex

A duplex house has two living units attached, either next to each other or above each other.

8. Villa

A villa is a large and luxurious country house especially during Roman times, consisting of farm and residential buildings. In recent times any big house with a large garden is also called a villa.

9. Hut

A hut defined as a simple house or shelter is also called a shack or shanty. Found predominantly in rural dwellings.

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