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|building = house|
|A single dwelling unit usually inhabited by one family.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A single dwelling usually inhabited by a single, such as a single family or small group of people sharing a kitchen and living space.
Houses forming half of a semi-detached pair, or one of a row of terraced houses, should share at least two nodes with joined neighbours.
More specific options
- Countries where houses usually share walls may find it useful to use the tag building=detached for a house that is free-standing (not sharing any walls with other house)
- For other residential accommodations, see building=residential and building=apartments.
- A row of terraced houses (i.e. houses which share two walls with adjacent houses) can initially be tagged as building=terrace, but it's preferable to then split them into individual houses. Make sure neighbouring houses share at least two nodes.