When did People Begin to Make Homes?

A home is simply a place a place to stay, and human beings, like other creatures, at first found shelter and safety where they could. They stayed in good sheltered place and considered it a “home”.

Later on, men began to improve their dwelling places in various ways. we cannot know which kind of home came first, but two of the earliest ones were the tree house and cave house. In a warm region, primitive man could live in a tree. He could bend the branches into a kind of framework which was tied or woven together.

It was then thatched, that is, covered with overlapping rows of bundles of grass. By living in this kind of home, early man was protected from sun, rain, flood, and any wild animals that could not climb. But in cold climate, a tree house would not do.


So man used a cave, with a fire built outside the entrance. The cave man probably learned his first lesson in building a stone wall when he piled up loose rocks to make a doorway in front of his cave. The next step was for man to make a cave.

The next step was for man to make a cave by digging a hole in the side of a hill. Another development was to find a natural hollow on dry land, enlarge it, and build it up at the edge with stonework.

In different parts of the world, Homes began tp built that suited the climate and activity of the people. In Europe, the first four-cornered houses (Instead of a around dwelling) was made with posts at the corners. Branches or young saplings were woven in and out between the stakes.

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