Housing, or more generally living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings collectively, for the purpose of sheltering people — the planning or provision delivered by an authority, with related meanings. The social issue is of ensuring that members of society have a home in which to live, whether this is a house, or some other kind of dwelling, lodging, or shelter. Many governments have one or more housing authorities, sometimes also called a housing ministry, or housing department.
In architecture and city planning, a terrace or terrace house (UK) or townhouse (US) is a form of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, whereby a row of attached dwellings share side walls. They are also known in some areas as row houses or row homes (especially in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C.).
Renaissance townhouses in Gdańsk, Poland
Seattle box is a regional style of residential architecture that was popular in Seattle, Washington and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s.
A wood-frame American Foursquare house in Minnesota with dormer windows on each side and a large front porch
Cottage flats are a style of housing common in Scotland, where there are single floor dwellings at ground level, and similar dwellings on the floor above.
Aerial view of tract housing developments near Markham, Ontario
An A-Frame house in Duluth, Minnesota
A ranch-style house in Salinas, California, U.S.
The Josiah Day House in West Springfield, Massachusetts is an example of a Saltbox-style home
The Cube houses in Rotterdam, viewed from Blaak metro station
Eleazer Arnold House, 1691, Lincoln, Rhode Island, an example of a Stone ender style of Rhode Island architecture that developed in the 17th century where one wall in a house is made up of a large stone chimney.
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