The word bungalow has its origin in the Hindi word
bangalá, which refers to a house in West Bengal region in India. These were one-story rest houses built for travelers. Designed low to the ground, well equipped with large porches and shadowed by overhanging eaves,bungalows could deal with the heat and abnormal temperatures.
Nowadays the word bungalow is used in different contexts around the world and in India, it refers to any single-family unit, and not an apartment building, which is the usual mode of housing for the middle class Indians living in cities. Although it started as a one storey home, with the progress in time, families started building two -storey homes and as a result more people could be accommodated.