Type of houses in Spain and other spanish speaking countries
I need a list of types of houses in spanish countries. And does Casas Colgantes really men Hanging House?
Casa colgante en Cuenca
Here in New Mexico formerly a part of old Mexico there are still many houses built of adobe with the inner courtyards that mountaingirl describes.The floors are made of earth and the roof may be tin or tile.Many are flat and there is a lot of gnashing of teeth when heavy snow falls here in the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
Yes, they hang on the edge of the cliffs outside of Cuenca, Spain. They are a special type of house. There are not hanging houses commonly in Spanish speaking countries!
Many houses date from hundreds of years ago. It is common for people to have an inner courtyard, especially in warmer climates. It is also common for houses to have a flat roof, called an "azotea". The "azotea" is used as extra outdoor space, such as for hanging clothing or having potted plants or even a few tables and lounge chairs. Many times the houses are built right up to the sidewalk or the street, and they have a grate on the windows to keep passers-by from reaching into the house.
Some fancier homes are "behind the walls"; that is, they have a thick wall, not just a fence, around them.
In Spain, a separate house is called a "chalet". In Venezuela a separate home is called a "quinta".
Many people live in apartments. The apartments range from humble to luxurious.