I want to have a house icon in a tikz figure where I can say exactly where to put a house icon there and I am wondering whether I can have one of these fancy icons from this post, for instance, in the node with specific scaling parameter for it?

  • Yes, you can. What makes you think you couldn't? – user194703 Apr 7 '20 at 17:17
  • @Schrödinger'scat is it possible to bring these house shapes not just latex symbols in the tikz structure? – Dalek Apr 7 '20 at 17:32
  • What do you mean by that: "to bring these house shapes not just latex symbols"? If you mean whether you can include external graphics, the answer is yes. – user194703 Apr 7 '20 at 17:34
  • @Schrödinger'scat would you mind add also an example? – Dalek Apr 7 '20 at 17:35
  • You can add e.g. \node at (6,7) {\includegraphics[width=8mm]{example-image-duck}}; to my example below. Just replace example-image-duck by the name of a graphics that shows a house. – user194703 Apr 7 '20 at 17:37

As long as the house is not some tikzpicture, which would mean that you nest tikzpictures, you can just put it in a node. You can also include external graphics.

 \draw[help lines] grid ++ (10,10);
 \node[scale=2] at (3,4) {\faHome};
 \node at (6,7) {\includegraphics[width=8mm]{example-image-duck}};
  \clip(-0.5,-0.5) -- (-0.5,0.2)  -- (-0.6,0.2) -- (0,0.5) -- 
   (0.6,0.2) --  (0.5,0.2) |- cycle;
  \node at (0,0) {\includegraphics[width=16mm]{example-image-duck}};

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  • 4
    +1 for the well-behaved duck that stays at home. :-) – frougon Apr 7 '20 at 17:52
  • 2
    @frougon There is also no pineapple on the pizza, so all good. – user194703 Apr 7 '20 at 18:57

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