A pakka house is a sturdy structure consisting of bricks, iron, and cement. Specialty residences include igloos, caravans, and stilt dwellings. A decent house should have appropriate ventilation, wire netting doors and windows, a suitable drainage system, lots of plants, and open areas such as verandahs and balconies. The quality of construction materials used in housing matters; poor-quality building materials may cause your house to deteriorate quickly. If you plan to use the land behind your house as parking space, make sure that there are no hidden dangers such as electric wires or broken drains on the site.
In conclusion, a pakka (Swedish) or kibana (Kiswahili) house is a sturdy structure made up of bricks, iron, and cement. Specialty houses include igloos, caravans, and stilt dwellings. A good house should have appropriate ventilation, wire mesh doors and windows, a suitable drainage system, lots of plants, and open areas such as verandahs and balconies.
In Pakistan, there are three types of houses: pukka houses, which are made of durable materials like stone, brick, cement, concrete, or timber; katchi (or kuchha "ramshackle") houses, which are made of less durable materials like mud, bamboo, reeds, or thatch; and semi-pukka houses, which are a mix of the two.
Almost all houses in Pakistan are aschedomatic (without electricity). They usually have only one floor with no roof except for some special cases such as temples and mosques. The main purpose of having only one floor is to save money by not providing any insulation against heat or cold. Also, the ground floor is used for storage so it makes sense to not have any walls up there. In fact, most homes in Pakistan are built without any planning permission from the government, which means they do not follow any specific design and can look whatever people want them to look like.
There are two ways to identify the type of house you are in. First, if you walk into the courtyard you will see some indication about how much stability the house has. A stable house will have four solid legs, while an unstable one will only have two. Second, the type of material the house is made of will also be indicated by the appearance of the courtyard. If the soil is hard packed dry dirt then the house was not built by professionals and will likely collapse under its own weight.
Houses made of pukka In Pakistan, there are three types of houses: pukka houses, which are made of durable materials like stone, brick, cement, concrete, or timber; katchi (or kuchha "ramshackle") houses, which are made of less durable materials like mud, bamboo, reeds, or thatch; and semi-pukka houses, which are a mix of the two. The type of house you live in is indicated by its address system. Each unit in the block has its own number and letter according to how it is located within the building site.
In addition to these categories, there is also a category of house called "chaapas" (singular: "chaapa"). These are cheap houses built by contractors for owners who cannot afford better housing. They usually have thin walls and simple floor plans with few amenities.
There is also a category of house called "kholis" ("caves" in Urdu), which are used as storehouses. These are usually made of stone and have no windows or doors. A kholi can hold a large amount of material like grains or vegetables and is easy to clean because there are no rooms inside the cave. There are several examples of these in different parts of Pakistan.
Finally, there is a category of house called "mohalla" ("neighborhood" in Urdu) that is found only in major cities. These are high-rise buildings with many units stacked on top of each other.
Houses in Jammu and Kashmir are mostly composed of wood, canvas, and other materials. These are lightweight and portable, which means they may be taken from one location to another. Our dwellings, on the other hand, are composed of bricks, cement, steel, and glass. These are extremely powerful and movable, which means they cannot be moved from one location to another.
The traditional house in Jammu and Kashmir is called a "kamma". This is still widely used by many people here. The kamma consists of a ground floor with no ceiling and a first floor with roofs over it. There might be more floors above that but they are usually only used as storage space. Each room has its own door connecting it to the outside world, and windows for light and air. A kitchen is always included in the kamma structure. It can be located on the ground floor or on the first floor - but not on any other floor except for possibly the roof. The kitchen is separated from the living quarters by a wall made of mud or stone. A fire is lit inside the kitchen when cooking is needed and smoke escapes through the window. When not in use, the kitchen is hidden by a curtain.
The kamma is easy to build and inexpensive. It requires very few tools and can be done by villagers without much experience. A bricklayer is usually hired to construct a kamma based builder. They will take charge of the entire process from design to completion.