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This term applies to both local styles and local materials. A building can be of a grand style in vernacular materials - for example a Georgian building made of field stone - or it can be a vernacular type of building such as an igloo or a mud hut. Vernacular buildings are built to suit the local climate and conditions.

Teepee - Thunder Bay
Cabin - Upper Canada Village
Thatched cottage - Oxley - England
Urban housing San Gimingano - Italy
Pagoda - Faru - Maldives
Chalet - Megeve - France
Palazzo - Venice - Italy