The clear distinguishing characteristic of a mobile home is that it is, obviously, mobile. Mobile homes are sometimes called manufactured homes. Buying a mobile home is similar to buying a car -- sales tax applies, and you receive a title of ownership. Mobile homes, unlike other forms of housing, depreciate in value, as cars do. If you are using your mobile home on the road, it is, in the eyes of the law, a car. But if you settle in a mobile home park, your mobile home turns into a house. Land ownership is handled differently in different parks: In some you must buy the lot for your home; in others you can lease instead of buy it; and in others you don't buy the land at all, but instead purchase a share in a corporation, much like buying a co-op. Property taxes are handled in various ways based on these distinctions. Like condo communities, co-op buildings and townhomes, mobile home parks have rules that must be followed by the residents.
A townhouse is like a house in that the owner owns both the structure and the land on which it sits; but it is not free-standing, so "the land on which it sits" is limited to the front and back yards. Townhouses are connected to one another in a row, and are usually two or three stories tall. They share many of the characteristics of condominiums.
Farmhouse is a general term for the main house of a farm. It is a type of building or house which serves a residentialpurpose in a rural or agricultural setting. Historically common were farmhouses which were combined with space for animals called a housebarn. Other farm houses may be connected to one or more barns, built to form a courtyard, or each farm building was built separately.
shelter is a roof over your head something that keeps you out of the weather and hopefully keeps you warm and dry. shelters can be made out of wood, metal, tarp, tents well just about anything that can be propped up.
Nursing homes are residential care facilities...
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