A bungalow is a small house or cottage that is either single-storey or has a second storey built into a sloping roof (usually with dormer windows),[1] and may be surrounded by wide verandas.[1]

A bungalow house in Houston, Texas

The first house in England that was classified as a bungalow was built in 1869.[1] In America it was initially used as a vacation architecture, and was most popular between 1900 and 1918,[2] especially with the Arts and Crafts movement.[3]

The term is derived from the Hindi bangla (meaning "Bengali") and used elliptically to mean "a house in the Bengal style".[4]

The bungalow style house in Bangladesh, locally known as Banglaghar.