The structure of a traditional Vietnamese house can be designed in a variety of styles, but the two most common are: the main house and sub-houses (this style is typical in the Red River Delta); and the character Mon (Men) style (this is the style of wealthy families, with the main house lying in the center).
The main house in Vietnam has three floors, with the ground floor being used for parking or storage. The first floor is where all the action takes place - this is where the family lives when they are not on vacation. The second floor is usually set up as a library or study. There may be a bathroom on this floor too. The third floor is where you will find a bedchamber - this is where the parents sleep if they do not have their own room on the second floor. Sometimes there is also a kitchen on this floor.
There might be a garage or carriage house attached to the back of the property, but it will never contain any living space. This is because in Vietnam the yard is important; it's used for growing food and for exercising dogs.
In conclusion, a traditional Vietnamese house looks like any other house on the street, but it will always have three floors, and none of them will be more than one room deep.
Vietnamese traditional wood architecture evolved from stilted buildings dating back to the Dong Son civilization (3rd century Be). Wooden dwellings on stilts may still be seen in the Tay, Nung, Thai, Muong, Ede, and Bahnar highlands and midlands. These structures were usually made of wood, with bamboo or cane for support and the roof covered with thatch or tiles.
During the French colonization of Vietnam (18th century-1954), Vietnamese architects adopted many building techniques from France. They built large houses using standardized components that could be easily replicated. The typical Vietnamese house has a rectangular floor plan with a thatched-mud exterior and a timber frame structure inside consisting of beams crossed at right angles connected by horizontal boards called "battens". Each beam is typically about 0.5 m wide and 30 cm thick while the battens are about 1 m long. There are several types of windows including fixed windows, sliding windows, and folding windows. The doors are usually made of wood and have two parts: a vertical part which closes the opening and a horizontal part which serves as a transom window above it.
After 1954, when Vietnam became independent, new laws were passed to protect cultural properties and archaeologists began to study ancient sites. Today, Vietnamese traditional wood architecture is preserved in rural areas because developers cannot afford to build with wood so these structures can be enjoyed by future generations.
Tay and Nung homes are typically narrow in front, with seven or nine rows of columns extending down the sides. Villages are often made up of dwellings that run parallel to one another along a slope. Because Vietnamese people used to dwell on flat, open plains, their stilt buildings are broader. Houses built into the ground are called ngoài bình.
In terms of size, a typical village house will sleep between 12 and 20 people. Each household gets its own space, which may include a living room, a kitchen, and several bedrooms. People usually eat together in the morning and at night, with each family eating in its own house. The men of a family tend to eat together in one room, while the women stay in another part of the house.
Houses have separate rooms for sleeping, working, and living. Sometimes there is also a third room where children can play. The number of rooms varies depending on the wealth of the family. A wealthy farmer might have two large rooms and a kitchen that serves as a dining area too. A poor farmer or worker might have only one small room for all of these purposes. However, even in poorer areas, new houses are being built with more modern designs that include a main room with multiple doors that lead to other smaller rooms.
People always slept in the same place every night, but they didn't need much space.
A typical Chinese home is a walled complex with buildings arranged around a courtyard. Occasionally, one family owns all of the units surrounding the courtyard, and other times, various families do. The majority of buildings have peaked tile roofs, while slate roofs are widespread and thatch is still used in few areas.
The typical house in China measures about 15 meters (50 feet) long and 7 meters (23 feet) wide. They usually have four rooms: a bedroom, a living room, a dining room and a kitchen. If possible, they will have an inner yard for each household to enjoy. These yards are often fenced in so pets can be kept, plants can be grown and children can play safely.
There are two types of houses in China: traditional houses and new houses. Traditional houses are found in rural areas where land is cheap and construction is easy. They use wood, brick or stone as their main building material and sometimes include furniture such as beds, tables and chairs. In larger cities, builders tend to use concrete instead. New houses are built using steel or timber frames with plasterboards or cement boards as walls. The floors are usually made from tiles or carpet. These are the most common forms of housing in China but many others exist including apartment blocks, duplexes and triplexes.
China has a long history of building homes and its houses share many similarities with those in other Asian countries including India and Japan.
Cambodia features some of Asia's most beautiful sights. However, the majority of traditional Cambodian dwellings are modest wooden buildings erected on stilts to raise them above the ground. The number of vertical posts employed in their construction determines its size. The walls are made of woven bamboo. The thatched roof is always green because it is difficult to find a dry tree species. That is why most roofs are covered with coconut leaves or rice straw.
There are two types of houses in Cambodia: those for rent and those for sale. Renting a house means you have temporary occupancy rights until the next tenant is found. This can be a problem if the landlord wants to increase the price or if he doesn't want to let the house anymore. In this case, he will tell the owner what needs to be done to make the house ready for another tenant and then move out himself.
The other kind of house is owned by someone who rents it out. This person usually lives in one room only and rents out the rest of the space to help earn a living.
In rural areas, almost every household has a small garden where they grow food for themselves and sometimes sell their harvest. In big cities, however, this is not common practice because everything you need, you can get from the market. People mostly work in government jobs or in business; there are no longer any farmers in Cambodia.