times you could be rich, middle class, or poor. If you were poor
you had to use whatever you could find that was available to you
to build a home. For example, poorer people living in the north
lived in dugout houses. They had one room called the keeping room.
In the room everything from cooking to bathing was done. People
often put up sheets to separate the children's sleeping area from
the keeping room. The baby, father and mother slept in the keeping
room. There were also some people who shared land with other people.
If you were middle class you would live in a 1 or 2 room house. Most of these houses had a attic. They also had a keeping room. The Dutch middle class settlers in New York lived in houses sideways to the street. They were like the ones in Holland. All of those people owned their own land.
If you were rich and you lived in the south, you would live on a large plantation. Most people had slaves to help them work in their fields. Other people lived in English mansions. It was popular then to put marble statues in your hallways.