Open main menu

Portal:Housing

  (Redirected from Portal:Home)

Introduction

Housing, or more generally living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings collectively, for the purpose of sheltering people —the planning or provision delivered by an authority, with related meanings. The social issue is of ensuring that members of society have a home in which to live, whether this is a house, or some other kind of dwelling, lodging, or shelter. Many governments have one or more housing authorities, sometimes also called a housing ministry, or housing department.

Selected Article

The Wilcox Octagon House, Camillus, New York (built in 1856)
Octagon houses were a unique house style briefly popular in the 1850s in the United States and Canada. They are characterised by an octagonal (eight-sided) plan, and often feature a flat roof and a veranda all round. Their unusual shape and appearance, quite different from the ornate pitched-roof houses typical of the period, can generally be traced to the influence of one man, amateur architect and lifestyle pundit Orson Squire Fowler. Although there are other octagonal houses worldwide, the term octagon house usually refers specifically to octagonal houses built in North America during this period, and up to the early 1900s.


Tasks


Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
–When a task is completed, please remove it from the list.

Categories

C Puzzle.png

Houses

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Houses

House types

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:

House styles

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:

Did you know

Gtk-dialog-question.svg
...that Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local?
Other "Did you know" facts... Read more...

Housing News

Selected image

WikiProjects

Related Portals

Related articles

Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Wikibooks
Books

Commons
Media

Wikinews 
News

Wikiquote 
Quotations

Wikisource 
Texts

Wikiversity
Learning resources

Wikivoyage 
Travel guides

Wiktionary 
Definitions

Wikidata 
Database