As many of you, my American friends know, you are the country that most people know stuff about, because everything that there is on TV, movies, sitcoms, talk-shows, are all American and so it is really easy for us (at least for me) know things about your culture, way of living, values, etc. There is a show that I like to see and it is called "Extreme Makeover - HOME edition" and it is about a team of designers, builders, etc, that select one family and rebuild they house, creating some stunning places. I also like to see it because unlike other similar shows, this one tends to select people that really need a new house and not some guy that wants his house look nicer. They build houses for people that have big families and small houses, people with a lot of children to take care of, people with disabilities, etc. What came to my attention is that almost every time they build houses that are semi-built, using WOODEN walls that later are isolated and they put something like a white cement to cover it. Sooooo, they build big houses out of wood? Is this common in the EUA? Those kind of houses in those typical "american neighbourhoods" we see in movies are made of wood? Isn't it very dangerous, I mean.. a single fire could destroy the whole house! In the country I live, there isn't more houses made like this. All houses are made of bricks and a lot of concrete. The only time you see wood if when they are keeping the cement from falling, before it is dry! Maybe this is a ridiculous thread, but I am very curious about this and since this is the most friendly forum I participate, I thought I could give it a shot! PS: At first this topic was to be called "Houses in the USA", but since I have some questions about the country and if I get a good response, maybe I can re-use it later for more doubts! Thanks everyone!