• The people in Ancient Mesopotamia built their buildings and
houses out of bricks such as mud brick. This is because there
was little wood and stone available to everyone.
• They would build big staircases called ziggurats. They also
built big walls around their town, which were also made of mud
• To make the mud bricks not look as boring, they would create
areas that were dark and light to make it more interesting.
• Kings and their families, and also slaves, lived in palaces
instead of normal houses. The palaces were also used to store
• Some of the people in Mesopotamia lived in simple reed
huts, but others lived in simple mud brick houses.
• Most of the less fortunate people slept and sat on
mats, which were on the ground.
• The more fortunate houses were usually rectangular and
had 2-3 floors.
• The mud brick is a good insulator, and it keeps the houses
cool when it’s hot outside.
• The people in Ancient Egypt made their houses out of
bricks, and the brick were made up of mud and chopped
• The rich had around 10 rooms, and tiled floors. The poor
usually had one room, and the floor was the dirt.
• The windows in the houses were usually small, square
holes that were up high, to keep it cool inside.
• Most of the rich people had pools and gardens in their
yards. They would have very neat paths that led to the
garden and high walls to keep the noises and people out.
• Most of the houses had to be repaired when the Nile
River started to flood, but some houses were built
on platforms to keep the water out.
• Townhouses would usually be around two to three
floors high because, there was lack of space to build
houses so they would have to make them taller
instead of wider.
• The roofs were covered with thatch and
matting, thatch is reeds and straws tied together.
• The houses in Canada are usually
made of wood and cement, but can
also be made of stone, metals, and
lots of others.
• The houses are usually big, with large windows, decks, and
medium sized yards.
• The houses almost always have an open concept, where the
different rooms would flow together instead of using doors.
• They have around 2-6 rooms in an average house.
• The high rises are very tall and usually not that wide.
• Houses in Modern Canada have big backyards.
Sometimes, the houses will just have grass but
others may have pools, or large gardens.
• In Modern Canada, they also have
townhouses, where one house looks the same on
• The houses also have garages for their cars.
• The houses in Ancient Greece were made of mud
bricks, clay bricks, stone, wood, tiles, or pebbles.
• The houses were simple, and were made to keep people
cool, in the long summers.
• The houses were usually built around big courtyards.
• They were made very neatly and are always really clean.
• They had big courtyards in the back and had a large area
• The houses were usually small.
• The mud brick houses would fall down after a couple of years
so they would have to rebuild every couple of years.
• They would have windows with no glass but they used wooden
shutters to keep the hot sun out.
• Also, the Greeks used clay tiles for the roof.
• For their buildings, they used big designed columns that went
up the side.
• Some of the buildings they had were temples and theatres.
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