Types of Attached Housing Structures
Below is an overview of the different types of housing structures. To learn more call Liz Penner at 604-376-3350.
- A Carriage House (or coach house) is a house with a detached garage that has a suite built over the garage.
Non-strata titled row home
- Rowhouses are side-by-side units that share a wall and have their own front and backyards. These homes share an easement on the shared walls but do are not part of a strata corporation. These homes are often 3 story homes with below ground basements and a single car garage.
- A duplex is two separate dwellings which are either side-by-side (a semi-detached home), or one unit above the other. It is important to note that this type of structure may be strata titled property and therefore subject to the Strata Property Act.
- In British Columbia, the term “townhouse” is usually used to describe one of a group of dwellings joined together by common walls, each with its own entrance from the outside. This type of structure is strata titled and subjec to the Strata Property Act.
- Stacked townhomes are stacked on top of each other, each with its own front door and private outdoor space. This type of structure is strata titled and subjec to the Strata Property Act.
- A condo is one of several dwellings joined together by common walls, each having its entrance from a common hall. The overall building containing the apartments may be from three to 33 or more stories. This type of structure is strata titled and subjec to the Strata Property Act.
Mobile or Manufactured Home
- A manufactured home is a factory-built residential structure designed to be moved from one place to another, although wheels are not necessary. It is often placed on a rented space (called a “pad”) in a manufactured home park.