What is the bungalow?

A bungalow is a small house or cottage that is either single-storey or has a second storey built into a sloping roof (usually with dormer windows), and may be surrounded by wide verandas.

The style is derived from the thatched huts of Bengali farmers. The British altered the style and built bungalows around British India. The first house in England that was classified as a bungalow was built in 1869. In America it was initially used as a vacation architecture, and was most popular between 1900–1918, especially with the Arts and Crafts movement.

Design considerations

Bungalows are very convenient for the homeowner in that all living areas are on a single-story and there are no stairs between living areas. A bungalow is well suited to persons with impaired mobility, such as the elderly or those in wheelchairs.

Bungalows in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, United States Neighborhoods of only bungalows offer more privacy than similar neighborhoods with two-story houses. As bungalows are one or one and a half stories, strategically planted trees and shrubs are usually sufficient to block the view of neighbors. With two-story houses, the extra height requires much taller trees to accomplish the same, and it may not be practical to place such tall trees close to the building to obscure the view from the second floor of the next door neighbor. Bungalows provide cost-effective residences. On the other hand, even closely spaced bungalows make for quite low-density neighborhoods, contributing to urban sprawl. In Australia, bungalows have broad verandas to shade the interior from intense sun. But as a result they are often excessively dark inside, requiring artificial light even in daytime.

Cost and space considerations

On a per unit area basis (e.g. per square meter or per square foot), bungalows are more expensive to construct than two-story houses, because a larger foundation and roof area is required for the same living area. The larger foundation will often translate into larger lot size requirements, as well. Due to this, bungalows are typically fully detached from other buildings and do not share a common foundation or party wall: if the homeowner can afford the extra expense of a bungalow relative to a two-story house, they can typically afford a fully detached property as well.

Although the ‘footprint’ of a bungalow is often a simple rectangle, any foundation is theoretically possible. For bungalows with brick walls, the windows are often positioned high, and are close to the roof. This architectural technique avoids the need for special arches or lintels to support the brick wall above the windows. However, in two-story houses, there is no choice but to continue the brick wall above the window (second-story windows may be positioned high and close to the roof

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What makes a house a bungalow?

The meaning of the word bungalow varies internationally. … In North America and the United Kingdom, a bungalow today is a dwelling, normally detached, that may contain a small loft. It is either single-story or has a second story built into a sloping roof, usually with dormer windows (one-and-a-half stories).

What is the difference between a house and a bungalow?

The main difference between House and Bungalow is that the House is a structure intended for living in and Bungalow is a type of building, originally developed in the Bengal region in South Asia, but now found throughout the world.

What is a bungalow room?

The bungalow is a fun name we put on the only two rooms that have a private balcony that over looks the pool with a gulfview. The room comes with a king bed and a bench seat. I hope this helps. Call the property if we can be of further assistance. … maybe the interior is a beach bungalow style??

What is the difference between a bungalow and a ranch?

As nouns the difference between bungalow and ranch
is that bungalow is a small house or cottage usually having a single story while ranch is a large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep or other livestock.

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