What Type of Home Do You Live in?

Just curious about what type of homes, do people live in

The four common types I see are detached houses, townhouses, units and apartments.

Definitions are loose and will depend on the industry or subjective opinion.

For the purposes of this poll, a house is where there is no strata/bodycorp and anything other has strata/bodycorp - where shared facilities or common area requires input and funding from residents.

Keen to hear your responses, thanks!

Poll Options expired

  • 41
    Apartment
  • 164
    House
  • 6
    Other (None of the above)
  • 16
    Townhouse
  • 10
    Unit

Comments

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    4bdr house on 600sqm with a swimming pool. Maintenance is a pain but love being in a detached house.

    • +2 votes

      Same but my boundary fence is 1.8km. Not getting any maintenance sympathy from me.

      • +1 vote

        Oh that’s huge! 600sqm is enough for me. Hopefully the space around you is worth the maintenance.

      • +1 vote

        600sqm and 1.8km fence? A straight fence would be much shorter.

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          200,000sqm and a 1.8km fence

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    Maybe you could provide some sort of definition for each for people to work with (some common basis). Eg. Aren't Townhouses also Units?

    • +6 votes

      Units Queen’s English = apartments American English.

      Townhouse = two more levels with wall to wall with neighbours.

      • +2 votes

        I agree but I also think unit could be one of the old school villas where there are 2-6 on a block, similar to a townhouse but only one storey.

      • +2 votes

        Wouldn't units be "flats" in queens English?

      • +1 vote

        Isn't a unit a small single story house that has a shared block of land, like 1/20, 2/20…. which I thought was the same as a Villa.
        Then a townhouse is just he double story version of that.

  • +2 votes

    Made of bricks so the big bad wolf can't blow it down
    .

  • +3 votes

    Igloo

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      Still has FTTP right?

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    What about semi-detached, no strata/bodycorp?

  • +3 votes
  • +1 vote

    what is the difference between a unit and an apartment ?

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      Unit doesn't have anyone above or below you - little house with strata that may or may not share walls with neighbours. Apartment is in an apartment building.

      • +2 votes

        I had the thought that Units were low-rise blocks (3-4 story's tall) and apartments were 5+ levels tall, possibly with a lobby/waiting area, Elevator access to the floor/apartment and/or a row of shops underneath.

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        Units are the older term for apartments.

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          They used to call them flats. Then changed it to apartments to make it sound not as bad.

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            @JIMB0: Apparently "home unit" is an Au/NZ thing. Flat is more universal.

            I'd guess as Au became more multicultural that "apartment" became more commonplace.

            flat (n.)

            1801, "a story of a house," from Scottish flat "floor or story of a house," from Old English flett "a dwelling, hall; floor, ground," from Proto-Germanic *flatja-, from suffixed form of PIE root *plat- "to spread." Meaning "floor or part of a floor set up as an apartment" is from 1824. Directly from flat (adj.) come the senses "level ground near water" (late 13c.); "a flat surface, the flat part of anything" (1374), and "low shoe" (1834).

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    Public land.

  • +4 votes

    After forgetting better half's birthday — Dog House.

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    Is a penthouse apartment counted as an apartment or other?

    • +3 votes

      It’s considered a show off lol

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    Home is where my ♥️ is

  • +1 vote

    duplex
    granny flat
    villa
    tiny home
    caravan
    street corner in front of Apple store
    mum's place
    car

  • +1 vote

    Missed motor home, house boat, demountable, caravan, shack, tent, dumpster and under a bridge.

  • +1 vote

    That Bunnings $20 cubby from last week.

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    Should add option for semi/duplex

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    Bus stop