Home sweet home!

As today is World Architecture Day, it is a good opportunity to revise the names of different types of housing in English:


detached house / = vivienda independiente


semi-detached house = una casa pareada


terraced house = una casa adosada


bungalow = casa de una planta


cottage = casita de campo


block of flats (UK) / apartment block / condominium (US) = bloque de apartamentos


skyscraper = rascacielos


penthouse = ático


hall of residence (UK) / college dorm = colegio mayor


For more vocabulary related to housing go to That’s English! Module 6, Unit 3 in this app.


And remember “Home is where the heart is.”