A home says a lot about the owner; not only through the décor or the knick knacks people decorate their homes with from different places, but also the way it is built. They stand out due to their built and the materials used to construct them. It represents the thinking, values and the personality of the home owner. From the artistic, to the traditional or the practical, everyone can be slotted into certain general categories. Here are few of the houses which are constructed differently:
The array of houses sharing walls, parking slots, laundry rooms and even fitness centres give out vibes of a friendly neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody’s whereabouts, life ambitions and maybe even deep secrets. This is somewhat of an exaggeration, but people who live in townhomes are generally jovial, company loving families but do not overdo it. Their status as a single family is still maintained, even amongst the “community”.
Condos or condominiums are low maintenance homes, for the fuss free people who are usually on the run or have fewer responsibilities. For example, retired couples or young couples who don’t have kids; and of course the single people who basically are the rulers of the condo kingdom. Mostly the lawn mowing, pool and any other external maintenance work is included in association dues which if paid, the home owner does not need to worry about. They are also great starter homes (once you have a good paying job though).
3. Mobile Homes:
These homes are portable accommodations perfect for the REAL starter homes (before you have a decent paying job). For starters, they are affordable and the monthly cost comes far less as compared to a rented apartment (including the rent, maintenance of the apartment and all that jazz.) these homes are completely equipped with basic home amenities and appliances. Mobile homes are frankly the best option for any young person starting out in the big bad world of life after graduation. You are only responsible for renting the home and not the land it is situated on. This one is suited for the practical, money saving youth brigade, who will eventually make it big and regale their rags to riches stories to their grandchildren.
4. Modular Homes:
This type of home is the in-between kind in the middle of the condo and the mobile home. They are designed like normal homes, only not on site but in a factory. Sturdier materials and better construction is used. So much so, that it sometimes beats on-site homes in the sturdy homes department. They can be moved from site to site as well so they are as cool as mobile homes (if you are into the hipster movement), but the quality is far superior.
5. Family Home:
This kind of a house is the ancestral family home which you always wanted but couldn’t afford. For the lucky ones who can afford or inherit it, they have the advantage of having a room for everyone along with a big yard for the children (sometimes, adults as well) to play in. Apart from being beautiful and keeping the entire family together under one roof, it is the easiest house to sell. It is also unfortunately, the most difficult type of house to maintain. Thus, the person who owns a family home is a family man and is quite rich (only a genius could observe this).
These are few of the types of homes which can be brought by different people in different stages of life.
Samuel Gates is an employee at BGC Modular, which offers modular home development solutions. He is very passionate about photography and editing. In his spare time, he creates short films with different photography techniques.