The concept of a ‘roof over your head’ has been part of Man’s fundamental needs from the beginning of recorded history – from when Homo Sapiens used rock shelters as Homo Habilis. From functional necessity, the idea of covered space grew to huts and tepees, and then to wood and brick structures, the bigger the better – a shift to fulfilling emotional needs too.
This infographic tracks the evolution of housing from the Stone Age, through the Roman, Viking and Victorian eras, right up to the present. What will the future bring?
Housing Through the Ages:
Infographic by – House Network Limited