It is interesting to know the roots of the word Habitat. It is derived from the Latin word habeō, “to have, to possess”. A wider definition from biological sciences is: habitat, the place where an organism or a community of organisms lives, including all living and nonliving factors or conditions of the surrounding environment. A host organism inhabited by parasites is as much a habitat as a terrestrial place such as a grove of trees or an aquatic locality such as a small pond. There is no dispute when saying that a habitat is a place to remain, to dwell, to live.
A habitat has different scales, from the basic shelter to a megacity, places where dwellers and communities live, including living and non-living factors of the surrounding environment. If the authority over the land defines a territory, on human territories the first habitat is always a house. It can be said that habitats are dynamic systems of non-human landscapes and human territories in search of stability.