148 – House Types

Homeowner's Friend Podcast

Today we look at the various house types that are popular in the US, namely:

Ranches including raised and split-level



dome or geodesic and monolithic dome homes

I forgot another type, contemporary, which is a combination of all three with an eye toward appearance, rather than function.  These often have funky rooflines and odd shapes to give them an interesting appearance.  As a practical home, I do not recommend these which is probably why I forgot them!

A link I mentioned –


Historic Cape in front with two colonials behind By InAweofGod’sCreation on Flicker – Creative Commons







Monolithic Dome by Dome Pictures on flickr – Creative Commons


Typical raised ranch

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