An Animated History of Housing Through the Centuries

“Home Is Where The Heart Is”, the latest animated history video by The Atlantic, takes a look at housing through the centuries, from a painted cave in 25,000 B.C. to a 3D printed house in 2015.

Throughout human existence, homes have varied drastically in scope, size, and design. Cob houses originated in the eleventh century, are made from straw and earth, and last for hundreds of years. In fact, people still make them today. We’ve come a long way from our cave-dwelling ancestors, however: This year, a house was printed for the first time. For around $160,000 you could print your own mansion in 2015.