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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = bungalow
Simple single-storey flat house, bungalow, holiday cottage Show/edit corresponding data item.
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Group: buildings
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Status: de facto

A small, single-storey detached house in the form of a bungalow. Depending on the local conventions, it may have a lightweight construction with a flat roof and a veranda. Often these are small cottages, summer houses, large allotment houses or dachas.

A bungalow may be intended to be used as a tourist accommodation (see also tourism=chalet). The generic tagging for a single-storey detached house is building=detached + building:levels=1.

Country specific


A few mappers have used in UK building=house + house=bungalow, however this has only been used about 100 times as of December 2020. It is also unclear whether this refers to the building style of residential homes or to bungalows used for tourism or leisure.


In Germany the term "Bungalow" is used for larger, single storey, detached houses (typically from the 1960ies and in concrete or masonry). It is not unlikely that at least some of the currently 25.000 objects with this tag in Germany are used according to this German usage of the word.


The term "Bungalow" is often used in French to refer to detached accommodation in a camping, or on a private property, often installed during all seasons. The term "Chalet" is also used for theses same accommodations but has a boarder meaning since it's also used to refer wooden houses in mountains, that should use tourism=chalet.


The editor StreetComplete does not consider a bungalow a building that usually has a housenumber and thus does not ask about it.

Example Photo

Cama Beach Resort 37.jpg

See also