If you are looking to invest in Real estate or you’re shopping for a home or investment property; here are the comming house types you can buy or build in Nigeria. Whichever house type you choose will depend of course on your budget, location and purpose of the property.
Bungalows are ground level houses that are one of the oldest forms of housing in Nigeria.
A duplex has a ground floor and additional floors above with more ample space and views.
Terrace duplexes are houses with a ground floor and additional floors above. They are usually built in multiple units; each being a mirror image of the other; in size, color and design; with each unit connected to the walls of the neighboring terrace unit, except the corner piece unit. The corner piece unit is just only joined one other unit and not two.
Semi-detached duplexes are just like terraces; with a ground floor and extra floors above but instead of multiple connected units; they are built as twin unit duplexes, with each of the units sharing a wall. They are also mostly mirror images of each other. It offers more privacy and space than terraces in most cases.
A fully detached duplex has its own compound and none of its walls attached to another unit. It has the utmost amount of privacy and wiggle room. But it costs more than the terrace or semi-detached duplex.
A mansion is a very large spacious house with several rooms. It is also referred to as a villa, with the official presidency residence called; Aso villa.
An apartment building is a block of flats with several floors and living several units each on an individual floor.
Maisonettes are like apartment units but unlike an apartment unit that exists on one floor in an apartment building; maisonettes are built on more than one floor. So it is like a duplex inside an apartment building.
A penthouse is a maisonette unit at the topmost height of an apartment building. It is on the highest floor of the building and comes with various perks like amazing views, pool and abundant oxygen supply.
Finally, honorable mention; traditional thatched houses. These sort of houses have existed for decades in mostly rural areas. It is the foremost housing unit/type associated with early Nigerian homes and they still exist in many villages till today!