Crawlspace or Unfinished basement

So I just inspected a house with a 8ft high crawlspace with a staircase leading down to it, or would it be called a unfinished basement. Is called a crawlspace when you have the need to crawl in it and if you can walk in it does it then become a unfinished basement?:shock:

If it has a dirt floor and the exterior walls are not water proofed…its a crawl.


cellar n.
a room, group of rooms or enclosed space used for storage, usually beneath the ground or under a building.

no storage = empty cellar