There are two different known types of houses, stone and wooden houses.
Stone houses require less firewood than wooden houses and also provide more warmth, making them better homes in the long run. However, building them uses up the loose rock that is spread over the map more quickly. After the loose stone is gone, more rock can only be attained through trade or more dangerous rock quarries that require a large workforce.
Stone houses can be placed as an alternative to wooden homes.
Cost to upgrade from a Wooden House