The covered and closed space where people live is called housing, a concept that works as a synonym for house, residence, domicile and home. Unifamiliar, in turn, is an adjective that refers to what is linked to a single family.
With these clear definitions, we can say that a single-family house is a construction intended for a single family. In this way, single-family residences differ from collective residences, where horizontal ownership tends to develop. Currently, large cities have few single-family homes. Due to their characteristics, these houses lead to a low population density, as a single family lives in a building. In this way, the number of inhabitants per area is reduced.
Suppose there are twenty single-family houses on a block. In each house resides a family of four. Therefore, 80 people live on the block in question. On the other hand, in another block with the same surface, there are twenty five-story buildings and on each floor, a family of four individuals. In this second block, therefore, 400 inhabitants live. As can be seen, single-family houses generate less inhabited areas than collective houses. In large Spanish cities, it is common to build single-family houses on the outskirts, since this is impossible in the center. Specifically, in this area nestled in what is the “heart” of cities, what are established are apartment blocks of different heights to accommodate the largest number of citizens. As we have already mentioned, on the outskirts of these towns and, above all, in towns close to large cities and with good communications between them, many people live in single-family houses. Thus, they find the house that suits their characteristics, such as more space and, fundamentally, more tranquility. So, for example, in Madrid we found that nearby cities such as Las Rozas or Majadahonda, among others, have become places of great demand to be able to enjoy single-family homes. Single-family houses can be isolated (they have no contact with each other), semi-detached (two single-family houses that are in external contact, although they are independent from the interior) or semi-detached (a single-family house that has two other single-family houses on each side). Importantly, single-family homes generally have a lower environmental impact than buildings, towers, and skyscrapers. These single-family homes require less infrastructure and generate little vehicular traffic.
In addition to all this, we cannot ignore other data of interest about this type of construction, among which the following stand out:
– In the United States, single-family houses of the isolated type prevail, which, as a rule, They usually incorporate a large garden or patio to be able to carry out all kinds of activities.
-On the other hand, we can see that in the United Kingdom, however, they have a lot of presence in what are semi-detached houses. They have the particularity, moreover, of being identified for having a very narrow structure and also for being quite elongated inside.