exactly is a bungalow? Where did it come from? Why do we have so
many of them? Our story begins in India during the time of British
colonialism. Over time, a simple one‑story, thatched hut was
developed as a guest house for travelers. This "bangla,"
as it was called by the Hinduastani, was surrounded by a wide veranda
and long overhanging eaves to protect those inside from the harsh
heat and blowing sand. British colonists and visitors took to the
simplicity and uniqueness of these huts and eventually brought the
"bangla" idea to Britain, much to the delight of their
"Why A Bungalow"
by Alice Cotton
(Alice continues to talk
about bungalow history, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the ways
to identify a bungalow.