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What is the difference between a cottage and a bungalow

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Asked by kamini joshi, 11 Sep '12 09:48 am
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COTTAGES M U S T have more than 70 % greens in and around with classical looks & mostly with " V " -type roof-tops.
BUNGLOWS : Full of concrete designs with lawns of most modern/fashionable outlooks.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 11 Sep '12 10:12 am

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There is a small difference between the two. A Cottage can be about the same size, in fact, size has very little to do with it. A Cottage has more of an English style with a thatched roof or shingled roof. Bungalows are a western styled Arts and Crafts home.
Also, a bungalow is a subset of the set "cottage." A bungalow is a cottage where the floor is raised up from ground level, creating a sub-area beneath of about 2 feet or more. I believe the style was taken from British houses built in rain-soaked Africa and India, allowing cottages to more easily survive floods, or at least wet ground. It also tends to insulate the houses if done properly, making them easier to cool in the summer.
A cottage is a rural dwelling, usually detached, originally consisting of one lower room where farm workers ate and lived alongside the animals, and, generally, one upper room where they slept. Now it's just a little house, characterized, I suppose, by thick walls, small windows, low ceilings and wizene ...more
Answered by Radha, 11 Sep '12 09:55 am

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