Types of Houses

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

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

Types of houses

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

Traditional houses

These houses include

  • The Maasai Manyatta
  • Hut
  • Granary
  • Somali hut


These are temporary houses, people cannot 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.

Modern houses

These houses include

  • Blocks of flats
  • Bungalows

These are permanent houses.

People live in these houses for a long time.