The Bungalow made its emergence in Canada in the 1920s, but only became popular in the fifties and sixties. It was part of the impressive growth of the suburbs. Its unequalled popularity is explained by better living conditions and the baby-boom. A number of programmes helping people buy houses also contributed to this growth.
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The single-family home offered the working class family a chance to achieve its dream of owning property. Its deep basement could be finished and turned into living quarters. These were the great advantages of the Bungalow, the dream house for the post-war Canadian family.
Did you know...
The word Bungalow, associated with the American Dream, has Indian roots. The word bangalo, in the Gujarati tongue, means "villa" and refers to an Indian one-story house, surrounded by a veranda.