The past of the Tla’amin people was harsh and unforgiving, as a First Nations tribe it a stereo type that they had little to no resources and they all lived in tepee’s, but this however was not the case. They lived in plank houses mostly made of Red Cedar wood. Along with these houses they had smoke houses for preserving food, drying racks for drying the necessities and a series of underground houses that the fell back to in times of trouble.

All the people in the Tla’amin people live in regular houses this could be because of residential school’s beliefs, but it is most likely that they just found it better than their previous life style.