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4 Common Types of Homes in the Philippines

Find the best property for you and your loved ones with this handy guide


A home is one of the most important things that any person can have. It is the shelter that protects us from the sun, rain, and other elements. It is the refuge that allows us to rest, relax, and unwind. More than the comfort and safety that a property provides, it is also the place that brings family and friends together.

To help you choose the right kind of property for your personality, lifestyle, and budget, here are the 4 types of homes commonly found in our country.


A bungalow is a single-storey home – this means that the living area, dining area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom are all on the same floor.

This type of house is popular among young couples, small families, or those living with lolo, lola, or other relatives that may find it difficult to take the stairs.

Multi-storey House

A multi-storey house is a structure with two or more floors. The shared spaces like the living area, dining area, kitchen, and powder room are often found on the ground floor. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and other private spaces could be on another floor.

This kind of property is usually recommended for families with five members or more. It is a good option for those that want or need more space.


While the bungalow and multi-storey house are both single buildings, a townhouse (sometimes referred to as an apartment) is a part of a row of other townhouses. It can sometimes share a common roof, wall, parking area, and other outdoor spaces with other townhouses.

The townhouse can be considered by the families that want or need more space but do not have plans on investing in a regular multi-storey home yet.

Condo Unit

A condo unit is a home within a mid-rise or high-rise residential building. This type of home is usually found in big cities where more people live but houses and lots are more expensive and hard to come by.

In more densely-populated areas like major business districts, a condo unit is a more affordable alternative to a bungalow, multi-storey house, or townhouse. 

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