A mausoleum is an above-ground structure built to hold the remains of one person or more than one person. Often, mausoleums are built for use by families, and for the interment of family members. Some mausoleums are quite large, occupying as much space as a residential lot, with headstones, a walkway leading up to the mausoleum, a house-sized structure, and even landscaping surrounding the building. Others are smaller structures, small enough even to only hold one set of remains.
Cost will vary depending on size of the structure. Larger structures, such as for families and groups, will cost more than smaller structures, such as for a single individual.