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By Michael Shoulders

Homes in bushes, homes on water, homes with wheels! the US is a rustic of numerous those that dwell in every kind of homes--homes made from wooden, steel, glass, even snow! within the desolate tract, on a farm, or via the seashore, American homes have just one factor in common--they offer guard and luxury to those that reside in them. regardless of the dimensions, form, or position, they're areas to name domestic. This alphabetical survey spans over 3 centuries of structure. brilliant illustrations and straightforward, informative textual content introduce younger readers to the limitlessness of the yank mind's eye. Readers won't purely find out about quite a few homes, from yurts to pueblos to farmhouses, yet in regards to the number of those who inhabit them.

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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. A ger can be taken down or put up in an hour or two. In America a yurt is often used as a vacation cabin. Yurts usually have wooden floors, wood or gas stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags, foam pads, and bunks.

Large pieces of fabric on the walls and roof help keep the cold out. Zzzzzzzzz is for falling asleep in the safety of your own home with family all around. It doesn’t matter if your house is large or small, old or new, in a tree or on wheels, on land or water, or even made of junk. Home is where the heart is, and what makes it special are the people you share it with.

In America a yurt is often used as a vacation cabin. Yurts usually have wooden floors, wood or gas stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags, foam pads, and bunks. Large pieces of fabric on the walls and roof help keep the cold out. Zzzzzzzzz is for falling asleep in the safety of your own home with family all around. It doesn’t matter if your house is large or small, old or new, in a tree or on wheels, on land or water, or even made of junk. Home is where the heart is, and what makes it special are the people you share it with.

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