Creek Indians lived in long one- or two-room single-family houses with porches that ran the length of the house. Most had thatched roofs covered with grass and were plastered together with clay.
Creeks often had two houses, one for summer and one for winter. Both homes were in the same village and centered around a central plaza; with this setup, families would simply move a few feet with the change of seasons. While providing warmth in the winter and relief from the heat in the summer, the setup also served as a way to fool enemy tribes into believing the village housed more people than it actually did.