The Most Common House Types Explained

When hunting for a dream home, there are numerous factors that need to take into consideration such as looking for a house that is suitable for our needs and our fund.

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As house hunters, the best thing to look for a home is the one that fits your needs and budget. But with so many different types of houses in the market, looking for the right house can be a little bit overwhelming. 

As your guide, Lokalist has narrowed the list of the most common house types and how to tell the differences between each of them.

Type 21

indonesian house type 21, rumah indonesia tipe 21

The house with a building area of ​​21 square meters (m2) is the smallest house offered by property developers. Usually, the land area of ​​this type 21 house has a size of 60 m2 or 72 m2 and is designed for one bedroom, bathroom, plus a multifunctional room.

Type 36

indonesian house type 36, rumah indonesia tipe 36

Have a building area of 36m2, type 36 houses are usually built on 6 by 6 land. Although it does not look spacious, type 36 houses can have 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, a family room, a kitchen, and 1 bathroom. This type of house is perfect for a new couple or a small family with 1 child.

Type 45

indonesian house type 45, rumah indonesia tipe 45

This type of house provides more space compared to type 21 and 36, type 45 houses generally have a building area of ​​6 × 7.5 or 8 × 5.6 meters. With the right design, this house can fit 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 family room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, garage, and green open space.

Type 54

indonesian house type 54, rumah indonesia tipe 54

If you are looking for a medium-sized house, a type 54 house can be your option. With a building area of ​​54 square meters, the land area of this type of home can vary. Like a type 54/90, which has a land area of ​​90 m2, and type 54/120 which is built in a land area of ​​120 m2.

Type 54 houses are big enough to fit 2 or 3 bedrooms with 1 bathroom. This type of house is also a sought-after choice for families with 2 children.

Type 60

indonesian house type 60, rumah indonesia tipe 60

With a building area of ​​60 m2, this type of house is an idyllic type of house for a family with 2 children. This type of house can fit in to have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room, family room, kitchen, garage, and an outdoor terrace. Although it may seem spacious, this type of house is still classified as minimalist.

Type 70

indonesian house type 70, rumah indonesia tipe 70

Type 70 houses fit well for 3 to 4 bedrooms. Usually, this type of house is built into 2 stories. Type 70 houses have various land areas on the property market, such as types 70/120 and 70/150, which means the land area is 120 m2 or 150 m2. It is also common that type 70 houses are also built with a swimming pool or a fairly large backyard.

Type 90

indonesian house type 90, rumah indonesia tipe 90

The building which has a building area of ​​90 square meters is built on various sizes of land, such as 120 m2 or 150 m2, and has 2 stories. Fit 3 to 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garage, laundry area, and car garage. With a considerably large size, this type of house is classified as a luxurious house.

Type 120

indonesian house type 120, rumah indonesia tipe 120

Closely similar to a type 90 house, a type 120 house can also have 3 to 4 bedrooms and has a garage that is enough for 2 cars. The type 120 house is the largest type of house marketed in general by developers.

Apart from the eight types of houses listed above, there are other types of houses atop of type 120 houses. Only that these types of houses are rarely marketed in the general property market and will only be shown to serious prospective buyers as this type of house is considered to be pretentious homes.


So it is all back to you, which type of house that fits your budget and needs? Make sure to choose wisely!