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Unchanged-traditional dwelling
  • The layout, construction, and appearance have not been significantly altered by external influences.
  • Examples: Some Arab towns and African villages
Modified-traditional dwelling
  • New building materials have been used to build these
  • The structure layout is not altered
  • Example: West Africa changed their thatch roofs to iron
Modernized-traditional dwelling
  • Modifications have been made in both the building materials and the general layout of the dwelling
  • Example: multiple bathrooms, two car garage
  • Advanced technology is reflected in the building of these
  • Other reflections include upward mobility, practicality, comfort, and hygiene.
  • most common in the United States

Building Materials- most often reflect what is locally available

  • originated in Europe and was brought to North America
  • found in a zone that extends across Eurasia, North America, Chile, Brazil, and Australia.
  • more common now because lumber can be shipped to different places

  • the three different kinds of brick are: 1. a mixture of straw and mud left to harden in the sun 2. a sun-dried brick 3. an oven baked brick
  • the straw and mud brick is found in the Middle East, SW United States, and Mexico
  • the sun-dried brick is found in the Middle East, Arab cultures, Middle and South America, savanna lands of Africa, and northern India.

  • these types of houses are found in the high Andes of Peru, English cottages, Southern and Interior Egypt, and Central and Southern India.

  • tightly woven sticks and poles plastered with mud
  • found in poorer countries like countries in Africa or Southeastern Asia

Grass and Brush
  • found in the African savanna lands and the Brazilian and Venezuelan highlands

Housing Styles - SLP AP Human Geography
Wood house

Housing Styles - SLP AP Human Geography
Masai Manyatta, Kenya

Housing Styles - SLP AP Human Geography
Stone house, Nepal

Housing Styles - SLP AP Human Geography
Uros reed dwelling, Lake Titicaca, Peru
Housing Styles - SLP AP Human Geography
Sod farming house, Iceland
Village Types
Linear- houses located along a line, low lying areas in western Europe, usually on levees
Clustered- houses bunched together; ex. Japan because they need to allocate every available foot of land for farming
Round- houses are positioned in a circle, usually with a central cattle coral, Africa
Walled- a village with a wall around it usually to protect it from harm, Germany or China
Grid System- made up of square grids, the United States uses township-and-range system, found in Iowa

Housing Styles - SLP AP Human Geography

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