There are three periods in the growth of housing development; thefirst stage is the Log-hut. Thus also known as the'weatherboard cottage', and eventually is taken over by the second and third stage brick and stucco. The log-hut stage is well past its time.

The colonists liked to live in their own home on their land, so they take advantage of this by using building societies to borrow money and mortgage loans. Architects are not trained in their field so most houses are more practical than beautiful and most colonists cannot afford to ornament their home and they see it as wasteful to do so. Large houses such, as Manor house and halls were not built in Australia for any less than 10,000 pounds, in England the cost was only 4-5000 pounds, men from England who built there houses wanted to build them exactly the way their houses were in England with flag staffs in their gardens.Flags were a symbol of that the man had "character about himself".

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Most houses that were put up for sale were built poorly and cheaply in Australia, so the seller could make quick profit but within months these houses were ruins. The favourite of houses were built on an oblong block and were found a lot in Adelaide, amongst the middle and upper class society. These houses were usually two stories.

Almost every house was detached from another and had its own garden of English fashion, but was hard to maintain in summer due to the heat. Gardens were also hard to maintain due to the high price of labour, so people tended to keep their gardens small. The rich liked to have large garden on their large properties but when they died it was cut up into small blocks and sold off making big profit'Land speculation was a feature of Australian life and was difficult to lose money by it'. Social relations began talking about family relations between husbands and wi..