In the early 1900s a magazine called Ladies Home Journal published a design for small model homes. The homes were often called a chalet and featured prefabricated frames with specifications for fireproofing, electricity, plumbing and even gas ranges. 

The design was called the Craftsman Bungalow and became very popular. It is a one–and a half story home with a wide overhanging roof, deep porch and simple interior with built in cupboards. You could purchase plans for this ready to build home for 1,000 dollars and mail order the crated materials, fixtures and assembly instructions from companies like Sears Roebuck.


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