Living habits of the English people “ My home is my castle” English people say, and it is true. There are different types of houses in the UK. They are detached, semi - detached houses, cottages, castles, oats houses, bungalows, block of flats and even vans. Some pieces of statistics Most English people prefer to live in cottages or detached houses because they want to have comfort and quietness . I t's official that British homes are the smallest in Europe, in fact they are downright pokey, with only an average usable floor space of 76 m sq accordi . A Detached House A detached house is a house which is not joined to another house . The detached house below is a traditional house found in the south east corner of England . The lower part of the house is made from stone and the upper part has tiles . Oats House Many people in England live in buildings, which were once built for something else other than a home . Oats Houses were not originally a building where people lived . They were part of farm buildings and were where hops (a plant from which beer is made) were laid out and dried . A Semi - Detached House A semi detached house is a house which is joined to another house on one side . The house below was built one hundred years ago when Queen Victoria was on the throne . It was a Victorian semi - detached house . A Bungalow A bungalow is a house with no stairs, on one level . This bungalow has a room in the loft . It is called a chalet bungalow . The bungalow pictured below is made from white wooden planks . It is called a weather boarded bungalow . Terrace h ouses In most towns in England, there are streets of houses joined together in long rows . Lots of these have small gardens at the back . A terrace house is a house which is a part of a line of houses . It is a house which is joined to other houses on two sides . The house at each end is called an 'end terrace' house . A Block of Flats A flat is a part of a bigger building where all flats share a front door . Only cities and very big towns have flats like the one you can see below .