live in different kind of houses. Many people keep on moving from one place to
another. Some people live in temporary house or some in permanent house; some
people live in pucca house or some in kutcha house. The houses we live in
protect us from heat, rain, wind, dust and animals. We built different kind of
houses in different region depending on the climate of that region.
Houses in Different
Houses in cold regions
region such as Arctic region and Polar Region are completely covered with snow and
are extremely cold. People in that region built house by using block of snow generally
in the form dome shape. Dome shape helps to keep the place warm from inside.
Igloo is also referred as snow house.
living in the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska are known as Inuit.
Inuit is a plural noun and Inuk is the singular noun.
cold and forested region of America, people build wooden houses or log cabins.
Wood is used as they are available in plenty and acts as wonderful interior
humidity and temperature regulator. Wood is a good insulator and helps to keep
the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Hot and Dry Regions
are used with material such as straw, sticks etc. to construct the house.
People living in hot and dry climates built mud houses. This type of house is
found in Mexico.
Egyptians, living in the hot and dry regions of Egypt, baked mud bricks. These
baked bricks were stronger. The houses of Egypt were probably the first houses
to be built of bricks. Brick replaces the mud and straw and are made of clay
and molded, dried or fired. Now-a-days most of the houses in cities are made of
Houses in the hot and wet regions
living in hot and wet climate of Africa used to build huts. They use grass,
leaves and vines which are found in plenty in that region. These types of
houses are built in villages. Mud wall and straw roof keeps house cool in
Other Types of House
type of houses is mostly found in region with heavy rain and frequent flood.
These houses are raised on stilts (legs) over the surface of the soil, so that
house remains protected from the flood water. This type of house is common in
some part of South East Asia and West Africa.
can be built for vacations and camping. These types of houses are often built
by fisherman along the coastal areas using wood or coconut leaves. People now a
days use better material to build modern temporary house.
Tents – Tents are used for holiday camping.
Modern day tents are made of water proof materials, like canvas cloth or nylon.
Tipi or Tepee or Teepee – It is conical tent made
of animal skin or birch bark and was popular among the Red Indians in America.
on wheels is called Caravans. Caravan may be pulled by an animal or by car or
truck. People move from one place to another and live in caravans.
boats are floating house on water bodies like lake. They vary in size, some are
small and some are big (two storey). Some people use it for vacation purpose
and some live permanently in the boat. These are found in places such as Hong
Kong, Holland etc.