Homes of Peasants
Most of the homes in the Middle Ages were cold, damp, and dark. Most of the time it warmer and lighter outside the home than inside. For security reasons, windows were very small with wooden shutters that were closed at night or in bad weather. The small size of the windows allowed those inside to see out, but kept outsiders from looking in. Many peasants families ate, slept, and spent time together in very small quarters. The roofs were easily destroyed.
Homes of Rich
The homes of the rich were more developed than the peasants homes. Their floors were paved, sometimes decorated with tiles.Tapestries were hung on the walls, providing decoration also an extra layer of warmth. Only the wealthy could afford panes of glass; sometimes only churches and royal residences had glass windows.