- "Backland" - A building built at the back of another.
- "Big House" - The main dwelling of the laird on an estate. By contrast, a "boorach" is a small humble house.
- "Black House" - In the Hebrides or West Highlands, a house of turf and stones with a thatched roof and a central fireplace on an earthen floor. As the only chimney was a hole in the roof, it became blackened both inside and out.
- "Broch" - A prehistoric round tower, with hollow stone-built walls, dating from the first century BC and the first two centuries AD.
- "Crannog" - An ancient dwelling constructed in a loch.
- "Fog House" - A small garden summer house built or lined with mossy turf.
- "Gushet House" - A house standing on a corner or creating an angle between two roads. A "Gushet Neuk" is a triangular piece of land, especially in an odd corner.
- "Manse" - the house provided for the local parish minister.
- "Shieling" - A temporary or roughly made hut or shed, especially those used by salmon fishermen or shepherds (and their animals).
- "Tenement" - A large building, usually of three or more storeys, divided into flats and served by one stair (the "close").
- "White House" - A house built of stone and lime, in contrast to a black house.
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