cm asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

What's the difference between 'cottage' and 'cabin'?

For example: 'a wood cottage' and 'a wood cabin'?

Are both the same?

Update:

and... what's the difference between 'beach cottage' and 'beach cabin' ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A cabin is generally one room, occasionally two.

    A cottage is a small house.

    Cabins also tend to be built in a less finished fashion, as opposed to a cottage that is typically painted, has windows and other finished work.

    The location of a cabin is always rural - a cottage can be in an urban area.

    The location of each (near water, etc.) has nothing to do with whether or not it is a "cottage" or "cabin', nor does the material they are built of.

    Cabins and cottages can be built of any building material.

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    6 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The difference between them is that you go to a cabin, which is normally made with wood and is in the woods someplace, for a vacation or a getaway.

    On the other hand the cottage is a little house/room close to the sea and/or on a farm.

    The cabin is made of wood and the cottage is made mostly of stone.

    I hope this can help you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cabins are made of wood. A cottage is a more broad word for a second house outside of urban areas.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cottage is a cheese , or something George Michael get up to , The Cabin is a shop on Coronation St

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  • 3 years ago

    A cabin could be extra of a 'difficulty-unfastened' shape... elementary, so which you will possibly desire to speak... a cottage might or won't be the comparable length as a cabin, yet has a tendency to have a extra 'finished' look and sense to it... plush as antagonistic to rustic. A cottage could even tend to have extra ornamental woodwork.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A wood cottage? Cottages aren't made of wood...they are small, cute houses. You get them in the countryside a lot. Sometimes posh people like to name their houses "Something Cottage" when it is obviously a big house.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a cottage is supposed to be in the countryside an a cabin is near water (like a lake or a river)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cabin (housing), small, roughly built house usually with a wood exterior and typically found in rural areas

    Cottage, a dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi-rural location

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cottage is made of stone, cabin of wood.

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