The earliest type of human Dwelling started when the ice age had passed, Europe remained very cold and so people of the old stone stage had to find some old warm and dry place to shelter from bad weather. They chose caves, dwelling places that storm and cold could not destroy. On the walls of their caves ancient people painted pictures. Such decorative caves are found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. When man began to build a cave for himself, caves where imitated in stone structure, trees were as a model of huts build from branches, skins were raised on poles and formed tents. Primitive stone structure, huts and tents are the earliest types of human dwelling.
The ancient Egyptians constructed the first homes made of brick and the first to build two level homes. As civilization expanded empires such as Rome and Greece established the first individual houses the size of a living space. At this time home decor and accessories became the norm.
We know that different societies typically have very different types of houses or dwellings. They might be very small (less than 5 square meters) or very large (more than 1000 square meters). Some are round; others, oval, or rectangular.houses can be made from hides, bark, grass, ice, mud, earth, wood, or stone. Some are highly decorated on the outside; others only have decoration in the inside. Some take lots of work to construct; others can be put together in a few hours.
With Construction of the first hut it was only a matter of time until they needed furnishings to make the dwelling habitable. The earliest beds where no more than straw piles.
“History of Human Dwelling” with Michael Kourosh on Design Santa Barbara