I'm daydreaming about bungalows recently. My circa 1993 home just seems too big, too uncharming (yes, it's a word), too--well, not something I daydream about!!
You could buy the plans and all the materials you needed from the Sears Roebuck catalog. (wow! Sears was stealing local buyers at the turn of the century like online sales is doing today! The more things change the more....etc!)
Or sorta plain. It didn't matter. You'd get a steep pitched roof, one (maybe one and one half) floors, a veranda, two bedrooms, bath and a living room.
Here's mine. Should I repaint it? Yellow?? The really original bungalows were found in India and tropical regions. They had thatched roofs and were for poorer folks to keep out of the elements. I could be talked in to staying in one here: