Chapter 4 Choosing a Place to Live. Housing Decisions By Evelyn Lewis & Carolyn Turner. Location. When choosing a place to live, you will need to carefully consider the following: Region or area of the world, country or state. Community-country, suburb, or city
Chapter 4Choosing a Place to Live
By Evelyn Lewis & Carolyn Turner
Space Planning & Zoning
Is the part of the site that can be seen from the street or road.
It is usually in front of the house.
The part of the site that is used for necessary activities.
Like: sidewalks, driveways, and storage (trash cans, lawn equipment, firewood, & cars).
Many, have this area screened from view and should be directly connected to the indoor service areas (i.e.: kitchen /laundry area)
This is the part of the site hidden from public view.
It has space for recreation and relaxation.
Can be separated by using shrubs, hedges, screens, fences and/or walls.
Types of Housing
a. High rise apartments
b. Low rise apartment
c. Triplex apartment (3 households)
d. Duplex apartment (2 households)
a. Penthouse…top of apartment building
b. Garden Apt… one story with landscape
c. Efficiency Apt…one main room, kitchen, and bathroom
Designed to house one family. Can be rented or owned.
Have at least two floors.
Attached by a common wall.
Not connected to another unit.
Moving to a New Home
Homework Due: ___________________________