Room A room typically refers to a furnished bedroom in a private home with access to a shared kitchen and bathroom. There is usually no lease.
Room and Board Room and board typically refers to a furnished bedroom in a private home with meals provided five to seven days a week (usually breakfast and dinner, sometimes a packed lunch). You may be given the use of the entire house.
Bachelor/Studio/Flat A bachelor/studio/flat typically consists of one large room with living, eating, and sleeping areas combined.
Apartment An apartment refers to a self-contained unit with private entrance, in a low-rise or a high-rise building. Apartments range in size.
House A house refers to an entire single dwelling unit available for a family or group. Rentals most often involve a 12-month lease and rent is paid monthly, in advance. Utilities are usually extra. Appliances are almost always provided but the house is often unfurnished.
Roommate/Shared Accommodation A room refers to a single or double room in a house or apartment where rent, facilities, and duties are shared through a co-operative arrangement with others.