The difference between a twin house and a townhouse

October 30, 2021 by Nazli Kassem

The similarity in names can get confusing, but knowing the difference between a twin house and a townhouse can save you a lot of time and effort (and sometimes money!) when making your next real estate decision. That’s why we decided to dedicate a whole blog post to make sure you don’t get them mixed up ever again.

The main differences between the two are highlighted into the table below:

Twin House


More sun

Less sun

One neighbor

Multiple neighbors

Larger gardens

Smaller gardens

Twin houses are simply two homes on one plot of land, with a wall and fence separating them. Both twin houses have their own private gardens, with side access to the garden usually available. Townhouses share the same plot of land with several neighbours (sometimes up to 6!) and typically only have a backyard with no side access.

As a result of their unique set-ups, twin houses usually have bigger gardens with more angles for direct sunlight, while townhouses often share walls with several homes making for smaller gardens and less direct sunlight.

That said, each comes with it owns price point. For the reasons stated above, twin houses tend to be more expensive than townhouses, with the exception of corner townhouses. Corner townhouses are slightly more expensive than a regular townhouse, given their likeness to a twin house - however, corner townhouses are most likely to sell out first during a launch due to their twin house-like experience for less than the price of a twin house.

Now that the theory is covered, have a browse through Sakneen to get a feel for the twinhouse vs. townhouse experience in real life. Happy browsing!

Twin house vs. Townhouse
Twin House vs. Townhouse 

Explore Twin Houses on Sakneen:

Add your touch to this unfurnished 4-Bedroom Twin House In Palm Hills Golf Views, 6th October City up for rent on Sakneen. Directly overlooking the vast golf views, this home gives luxury its true meaning. Live a lavish life here now.

With 110M2 of surrounding land area, this 4-Bedroom Twin House In Mivida, New Cairo by Emaar vouches perfectly for the above-mentioned "larger gardens" that you and your family can enjoy for a sunny Friday barbecue.

Explore Townhouses on Sakneen:

This semi-finished 3-Bedroom Townhouse In O West, 6th October City is built up on 190.5M2 and is strategically located 10 minutes away from Sheikh Zayed and 2km away from Mall of Egypt. This project by Orascom is distinguished by its elevation above its surrounding land. For a downpayment of only 2,500,000,  you can live here.

This semi-finished 3-Bedroom Town House In Rare, Mostakbal City by Al Ahly Sabbour Developments is built up on 169M2. For a downpayment of 155,000EGP now and a monthly payment of 27,300 EGP over 9 years, it can be all yours.

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