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Housing Through the Centuries

Jun 05, 2015 | 8 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Throughout human existence, homes have varied drastically in scope, size, and design. Cob houses originated in the eleventh century, are made from straw and earth, and last for hundreds of years. In fact, people still make them today. We've come a long way from our cave-dwelling ancestors, however:  This year, a house was printed for the first time. For around $160,000 you could print your own mansion in 2015.

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Author: Jackie Lay

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