Technically, a compound exists when multiple houses share a single piece of property.

Many compounds, however, are actually made up of adjacent homes on separate parcels.

Palms Resident compound, it consists of multiple houses on adjacent lots to house the extended family.

Many modern compounds are created by buying up adjacent houses to create buffer spaces on either side of the main house. Each adjacent house is occupied by a member of the family community to keep multiple generations under one “roof”. This can be an especially useful strategy in areas where individual lots are relatively small. Read More