Detached houses are freestanding. These may be attached to accessory buildings but not, by definition, to a second household unit. There are many options for the configuration of a detached house, and these houses are usually classified by attributes such as their number of storeys, number of bedrooms, and form of garaging (attached or detached).
There are four main types of detached house. These are:Zero lot house, which has a wall built along one boundary, usually a side boundary.Courtyard house, where the house is built around an enclosed courtyard.Accessory dwelling (or ‘granny flat’), which is a small residential unit that shares access and usually other amenities such as private open space with the main dwelling,Extended family housing, which is a large family home providing for multiple family groups and flexible living arrangements.Many combinations of type and configuration are possible, and any detached house might include several of these features.