In our attempt to build a comprehensive digital database on the vernacular heritage of Bangladesh, we have generated a map of rural house types based on our initial data collected from reconnaissance surveys, published articles, books and online sources. A team of architects and architecture students is volunteered to produce a series of informative illustrations of rural houses based on photographic evidence. Each drawing is supplemented with brief information like location, construction materials, short description of physical characteristics as well as photographs of the original house where available. This is a pilot attempt and we are continuously working on enriching the database by adding new house types and physiographic, climatic, and landscape information.