So a couple of bricks piled on top of one another with a few trees thrown in for good measure nowadays is called a "Cottage" in France?
Heh. Reminds me of the book Freakonomics, where they dive into the jargon used by real estate agents. For instance:
“Fantastic,” meanwhile, is a dangerously ambiguous adjective, as is “charming.” Both these words seem to be real-estate agent code for a house that doesn’t have many specific attributes worth describing. “Spacious” homes, meanwhile, are often decrepit or impractical. “Great neighborhood” signals a buyer that, well, this house isn’t very nice but others nearby may be. And an exclamation point in a real estate ad is bad news for sure, a bid to paper over real shortcomings with false enthusiasm.