Man are you tense! lol Take a chill pill.<quoted text>
If it's happening today in the United States, please provide that information.......I don't care about Russia, Africa or some native tribe in the Rain forest!!!
You said COMMUNITIES.......they are not the same as WEALTHY FAMILIES.......and this is what I'm trying to get at, but you keep changing the situation!!!
Again, you are EXPLAINING FAMILIES, but you started out with COMMUNITIES......they are NOT the same!!!
The program is called Habitat for Humanity but it isn't HUD sponsored. You apply. If accepted, you have to prove you have reliable work and for a couple years in your community, you are required to help other applicants build their homes. Volunteers from the community come and help build these homes. This program exists in all 50 states. So yes even in our modern age, people of a community do help others to build their home.
Quakers build a new house for newly weds. Quakers build buildings that all share together, like a central kitchen and dinning hall, barns, etc.
Homes have been built in various ways. The primary ways were first communities and isolated areas where several families might live a few miles apart. They would gather to help each other build a new barn or home etc. Than as towns and cities evolved someone began to build homes and apartments for people to buy or rent. Than you have always had the industrious person with saved $ who would build their own home with or without help.
What is your issue with this any way?