What is a bungalow?

A bungalow simply refers to a type of house construction or architecture meant for a single-family and is usually one-story or one-and-a-half stories. The bungalow as a house structure is acclaimed to have originated from the Indian subcontinent before the 17th Century. The houses are also usually detached with wide verandas. Rooms could be built in the roof but there are no stairs situated between the living room.

One of the major advantages of a bungalow is the privacy that it offers the dweller. Since it is detached, the occupier does not have to share common spaces with any other person.

Another feature of a bungalow is that it is cost-effective takes lesser space than other popular homes. It is less expensive to buy or rent compared to a two-family home, duplex or even a condo.

The bungalow remains a very popular type of house in the United States with over 7 different versions of it. They include the Overwater Bungalow, Chicago Bungalow, Michigan Bungalow, the Bungalow Colony (New York City), etc. Bungalows could easily be recognized by their gabled roof and wide verandas. With the right agency, getting a bungalow in any neighborhood should be easy.

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