Commonly found in northeast India, Assam houses usually have a single story and serve as multi-family houses. In many cases, Assam houses do not have common walls with any other buildings.
Most traditional houses in Assam are made from wood, which makes them resistant to earthquakes. This material makes them more susceptible to fires, though. Some houses have two stories connected with a timber staircase. The roof of a Assam house is multi-cornered and made from corrugated iron sheet. Assam houses often have two entrances that open directly into the street. The ceiling is made of wooden beams, and the floor is made of cement.