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By Michael Shoulders

Homes in bushes, homes on water, homes with wheels! the United States is a rustic of numerous those who dwell in every kind of homes--homes made from wooden, steel, glass, even snow! within the wasteland, on a farm, or via the seashore, American homes have just one factor in common--they supply safeguard and luxury to those that stay in them. regardless of the dimensions, form, or situation, they're areas to name domestic. This alphabetical survey spans over 3 centuries of structure. shiny illustrations and easy, informative textual content introduce younger readers to the limitlessness of the yank mind's eye. Readers won't in simple terms find out about a number of homes, from yurts to pueblos to farmhouses, yet in regards to the number of those that inhabit them.

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V is for Victorian House. These homes first appeared in America in the mid-1800s. Builders added highly decorative woodwork called gingerbread to the porch trim, doors, and gables. They also added extra turrets, towers, and stained-glass windows. W is for the White House. This home is over 200 years old. The first residents, John and Abigail Adams, moved in during November 1800. Every president except George Washington has lived here. Only 16 of the 132 rooms are used for living quarters. The White House comes with lots of extras, including a jogging track, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a bowling alley.

W is for the White House. This home is over 200 years old. The first residents, John and Abigail Adams, moved in during November 1800. Every president except George Washington has lived here. Only 16 of the 132 rooms are used for living quarters. The White House comes with lots of extras, including a jogging track, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a bowling alley. It even has its own movie theater! ” New homes are like a new start in a person’s life. They bring the possibility of new friends, new dreams, and new adventures.

New homes are like a new start in a person’s life. They bring the possibility of new friends, new dreams, and new adventures. Many Americans have come from other countries and bring their customs and traditions with them. Whether it is the Spanish casa nueva, the French nouvelle maison, or the Chinese xinfang, in any language there is no place like home. Y is for Yurt. This circular dwelling is based on the design of a Mongolian ger. In Mongolia nomads travel long distances, taking their houses with them.

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