Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

Types of Houses

Our house protects us from Rain, Cold, heat, thieves, wild animals, dirt and dust.

People build these houses according to their needs.

Kucchha Houses ( Temporary Houses )

They are found in villages, towns, and big cities.

They are made up of mud, straw, and leaves

They are known as temporary houses.

Houses that can be moved easily from one place to another are Temporary Houses.

These are also called portable houses.

They are easy to make and cheap

Huts are made of mud, straw, wood, bamboo and clay and are not very strong (also called kutcha house in India)


Tents are made of nylon or canvas.

Used by soldiers and campers

It is made up of canvas cloth.

It is used by people who keep moving from one place to another like soilders and campers.


A house on wheels is called a caravan

It can be moved from one place to another.


A Houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a Home.

The houseboat is a House on a boat.

House boats are made of wood.

You can see them in the lakes of Srinagar and in the backwaters of Kerala.

Stilt houses:

These are built on bamboo poles or wooden logs

These houses are mostly made in places where it rains heavily and floods are common.

Houses are built at a height so that it is not flooded.

Pucca HousesĀ  ( Permanent Houses )

They are made up of bricks, and cement.

They are found in villages, cities and towns.

They are known as permanent houses.

These houses cannot be shifted from one place to another.

Flats and bungalows are made of bricks, cement, steel and concrete (mixture of cement, sand, small stones and water). These are very strong. (Also called pucca house in India)


Igloo is semi-circular in shape.

People like the Eskimos or the Inuits live in Igloo.

People in very cold places build houses by using blocks of snow.

It is a dome shaped house

It is also called a snow house

Igloos, or the Ice Houses are generally built of snow and ice in very cold places. An igloo is a dome-shaped building, with blocks of ice built up in a spiral. The roof has a small hole for ventilation.

The short door opening and a tunnel in front of the dome structure stops the heat from flowing outside and keeps the igloo warmer than the outside weather.