Types of Houses

• A home is a place where people live with their family.

• In a home we find plants, animals, people and houses.

• There are many types of houses

• The houses have walls, roofs and floors made of different materials.

• There are traditional houses like the Maasai Manyatta, hut, granary and Somali hut.


These are temporary houses, people cannot live in these houses for a long time.

• There are also modern houses like blocks of flats and bungalows.

• These are permanent houses,

• People live in these houses for a long time.

• The walls of traditional houses are made of mud. The roofs are made of grass.

• The roof and wall of a Maasai manyatta are made of sticks covered with mud and cow dung.