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Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Abstract

The house is the center of family life, the meeting place of friends, and many productive activities are carried on here. The beauty, comfort, convenience, privacy and spaciousness of a house and its facilities contribute much to the joy of living and the development of people who inhabit it. The recent increased interest accorded housing is the result of a growing recognition that in order to raise the American standard of living, something must be done to improve housing.

To promote better housing it is necessary first of all to know the facts. This bulletin attempts to present certain important facts concerning Iowa farm housing. In doing so the bulletin should be of interest to farm families and to all teachers, social leaders and others who are concerned with farm problems and who strive to be realistic in dealing with present-day problems. It should also be of interest to manufacturers and distributors of building and home equipment, since it reveals a large potential market for the products of many industries.

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