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The house is the first unit of society and it is the primary unit of human habitation. The housing, next to food and clothing, satisfies one of the basic needs of man. According to National Building Organization a house is a pucca or semi-pucca unit of dwelling that can accommodate an average household. With advancement in science and technology man has created newer designs of shelter to provide greater comfort, convenience and facilities.
A house is a physical structure consisting of walls, doors, windows, roofs, etc. in which human being live and seek refuge from tensions and worries of the outside world.
The house protects the family members from excessive cold and heat, wind and rain and from all external anti social elements.
The house forms the center of family life. It is a place where family members are bound together by love and affection and enjoy group living.
The house provides space for group and individual activities for the members of the family such as cooking, serving, washing, storage, disposal of waste, recreation, reading and hospitality.
The house offers facilities for self-expression and a degree of freedom of action.
A good house provides a healthy environment for its members to develop their personality, attitudes, values and a sense of security in addition to rest and privacy.
Only in the house an individual acquires customs, traditions, habits and culture of the family.
A house is the place where some family members who cannot support themselves for reasons of sickness, unemployment, old age, widow-hood or other handicaps get shelter and care.
A house and its surrounding is a status symbol of a family.
Housing is the determining factor for the standard of living of a family.
The housing condition is a measure of nation's progress.
Housing contributes to national income, national wealth and national employment.
Detached house: This is an independent house surrounded by its own land on all the sides.
Semi-detached house: A common boundary wall to form a structural barrier and divides an independent plot into two units. This helps in achieving economy by sharing expenses on amenities such as water lines, drainage lines, electric cables etc.
Row of houses: This is preferred for low-income group of families. These rows of houses, having a common wall between two houses, with minimum requirements such as living room, and kitchen.
Apartments or flats: This consists of three to seven storeys and each floor or storey may accommodate two or four tenements. The land and other amenities are shared by all the occupants.
Skyscrapers: These are multi-storeyed building. This is common in big cities where the price of the land is very high.
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