Hüss, Haus, Wohnhaus; vgl. Hiischi, Pl. Hiischini; 1. Implied is always the main house as opposed to the Stable, barn, to the Alpine hut and to the ecclesiastical buildings.
However, the term was used in the compound for community (Gemeinde) buildings: Gmeindhiischi, Pfarrhiischi, Zunfthiischi, Schitzuhüss. The houses are narrow and small and were mostly inhabited by two families: «Stockwerkeigentum». Also the position and living area of the Walliser led to a very broad dispersion of residential properties. (In 1998 65% of Wallis was residential properties.)
Volmar Schmid: Kleines Walliser Wörterbuch. Gebäude. Verlag Wir Walser, Brig 2003