Most Athenian houses had two story's but they were still fairly small. Wealthy Greeks didn't usually build huge mansions and instead they used their money to contribute to athletic events and religious ceremony's. A wealthy persons house would usually have a stone floor instead of a floor made of mud and grass. Athenian houses were made of sun-dried blocks, and were usually very dark and airless spaces. This was because windows were put up high in the wall, and open fires were often lit inside. Men and women had different living spaces, The women's area was as far away as possible from the front entrance and public areas. These areas were mostly forbidden to strangers. House hold items were either stored n the floor or hung up by nails hammered into the walls.