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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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A house is a structure used for habitation by people that generally has walls and a roof to shelter its enclosed space from precipitation, wind, heat, and cold. Animals including both domestic pets and "unwanted" animals (such as mice) often live in houses. The word "house" may also refer to a building that shelters animals, especially within a zoo.

Families, as well as other social groups, generally live permanently in houses. English-speaking people generally call any building these 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.

Types of houses


The developed world in general features three basic house types:

* Single-family homes - detached and often standing on their own parcel of land
* Semi-detached houses - attached to one or more houses
* Terraced house (UK) or row house (also known as a townhouse) (USA) - attached to other houses, possibly in a row (separated by a party wall)

In the United Kingdom, 27% of the population lived in terraced houses and 32% in semi-detached houses, as of 2002. In the United States in 2000, 61.4% of people lived in detached houses and 5.6% in semi-detached houses, 26% in row houses or apartments, and 7% in mobile homes.

People build "face houses" in one or more faces; though they occur most commonly as a fort or playhouse for a child, this design sometimes serves as a house for adults.


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.


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.

In contrast to a relatively upper class or modern trend to 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 "ship-front" shop or counter or office, with living space above). It took an Industrial Revolution to separate manufacturing and banking from the house; and to this day some shopkeepers continue (or have returned) to live "over the shop".


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