Athenian women and girls were kept home with no participation in sport or politics. They were responsible for spinning, weaving and other domestic arts. The Spartan girl were educated in reading and writing and could participate in sports, they were treated more as equals to men. Spartan women could only control their property. Spartans lived in generally one roomed houses made from many materials including stone and wood. An Athenian house would have a kitchen, storage room, an animal shed, may be a bathroom, and a room for everyone to sleep in.