Home construction is the process of constructing a home. Beginning with simple pre-historic shelters, home construction techniques have evolved to produce the vast multitude of living accommodations available today. Different levels of wealth and power have warranted various sizes, luxuries, and even defenses in a ‘home’. Environmental considerations and cultural influences have created an immensely diverse collection of architectural styles. From castles to mud thatches, mansions to shanties, the ‘home’ has grown to represent a seemingly limitless array of structures.
While homes may have originated in pre-history, there are many notable stages through which cultures pass to reach the current level of modernization. Countries and communities throughout the world currently exhibit very diverse concepts of housing, at many different stages of home development.
The modern family home has many more systems and facets of construction then one might initially believe. With sufficient study, an average person can understand everything there is to know about any given phase of home construction. The ‘Do It Yourself’ boom of the late twentieth century was due, in large part, to this fact.