A non-standard home as far as insurers are concerned, is one that is not built from normal materials. This could mean that rather than stone or brick walls, the construction is wood or perhaps cob. Instead of a tiled roof, it is perhaps constructed from shingle or even thatched.
A number of UK insurers will only offer home insurance for standard properties. If you’re realising that your property is ‘non-standard’ don’t panic, you’ll still be able to get covered, you’ll just need to find an insurer who is happy to take on such properties.