Bungalow vs. Hut - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Bungalow and Hut is that the Bungalow is a type of building, originally developed in the Bengal region in South Asia, but now found throughout the world and Hut is a dwelling.

Wikipedia

  • Bungalow

    A bungalow is a type of building, originally developed in the Bengal region in South Asia. The meaning of the word bungalow varies internationally. Common features of many bungalows include verandas and being low-rise. In Australia, the California bungalow associated with the United States was popular after the First World War. In North America and the United Kingdom, a bungalow today is a house, normally detached, that may contain a small loft. It is either single-story or has a second story built into a sloping roof, usually with dormer windows (one-and-a-half stories).

  • Hut

    A hut is a primitive dwelling, which may be constructed of various local materials. Huts are a type of vernacular architecture because they are built of readily available materials such as wood, snow, ice, stone, grass, palm leaves, branches, hides, fabric, or mud using techniques passed down through the generations. A hut is a shape of a lower quality than a house (durable, well built dwelling) but higher quality than a shelter (place of refuge or safety) such as a tent and is used as temporary or seasonal shelter or in primitive societies as a permanent dwelling. Huts exist in practically all nomadic cultures. Some huts are transportable and can stand most conditions of weather.

Wiktionary

  • Bungalow (noun)

    A small house or cottage usually having a single story

  • Bungalow (noun)

    A thatched or tiled one-story house in India surrounded by a wide verandah

  • Hut (noun)

    a small wooden shed

  • Hut (noun)

    a primitive dwelling

  • Hut (verb)

    To put into a hut.

    "to hut troops in winter quarters"

  • Hut (verb)

    To take shelter in a hut.

  • Hut (interjection)

    Called by the quarterback to prepare the team for a play.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Bungalow (noun)

    a low house having only one storey or, in some cases, upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.

  • Bungalow (noun)

    (in SE Asia) a large detached house with more than one storey.

  • Hut (noun)

    a small, simple, single-storey house or shelter

    "a beach hut"

  • Hut (verb)

    provide with huts

    "it will be advisable to hut the troops, for their protection during the cold season"

Webster Dictionary

  • Bungalow (noun)

    A thatched or tiled house or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda.

  • Hut (noun)

    A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Bungalow (noun)

    a small house with a single story

  • Hut (noun)

    temporary military shelter

  • Hut (noun)

    small crude shelter used as a dwelling

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