|The type of a house. Used in combination with building=house.|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 7|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This is preferred by some mappers over modifying the building=* value itself.
As of December 2020, over 85% of uses of this tag are in Ireland. It is most countries it is much more common to use specific tags such as building=detached, building=semidetached_house, building=bungalow, etc.
How to map
For houses that share a wall, such as a semi-detached house, the building should be mapped as separate areas for each house and they should share at least 2 nodes where they connect. (Sometimes known as a "party wall")
house=terraced is for mapping the separate houses in a terrace, and house=terrace is for if you map the whole terrace as one building. This is discouraged however, as mapping the individual houses in a terrace is preferred.