Comparing Cultures: Homes from Around the World

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 9:52am by Housecall
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Granite countertops, outdoor kitchens, remodeled bathrooms - we all know there's a certain art to real estate. Just like here in America, a country's culture directly affects the look, feel and styles of homes from all over the world. Even in locations such as Indonesia, Cameroon and the Artic, there are always cultural reasons behind the architecture and why homes are made in a particular fashion. For example, Tulou Houses from China were traditionally built in a circle formation to form a defensive village.

The following infographic from Able Skills compares homes like tipis and igloos to residences like the sukiya-zukuri in Japan and the inkajijik houses of Kenya. Take the fastest trip around the world with the information below:


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  1. Deb August 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen teepees spelled tipis – is there a reason for this?

    • Nick Caruso August 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      I did some research before we posted this one and found that “tipi” is just a variant of “teepee” and also “tepee.” Merriam Webster confirmed it as an alternative spelling, too, but I was curious myself when I first saw it! http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tepee 😉

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