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Please check out these other articles about the history of American homes instead:
- The 10 Home Styles That Are Most Popular Around America
- Mapping the History of American Homes, One Decade at a Time
- The 10 Best Housing Designs Of 2015, According To Architects
Previously: Tiny homes weren't always the things weekend getaways and sustainable living experiments were made of. The small, bare-bones living quarters American settlers occupied back in the 17th-century focused on function with one to two rooms and a central fireplace for cooking, heating and light.
According to HGTV's "House Counselor," Laurie March, it would take a revolution, a civil war and a few other intriguing events to get us from a life of small-scale, shared living to the kind of lifestyle we're used to today.
Take a crash course on the evolution of American homes in the video above and tell us: Which era could you see yourself stepping back into?
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