“That would be smaller than my garage!!”

I was sharing with some friends my dream of moving into 400 square feet last night. I paced out their living room to show the woman about the size house I want. Standing in that room, I could very much see 400 square feet working fairly well for me. Very open floor plan, built in furniture, bed not in a room but in a “closet” with folding doors so it could be part of the floor plan at night and shut off during the day, a kitchen on one end, a small bath… I’m excited about the possibility.

This couple knows some people who live or have lived in a fifth wheel. They know someone who’s lived off the grid. The man was excited about the possibilities. It’s not that he’d want to live that way himself, but the challenge of finding a way to make it work. It is, in a way, for me too. Just a challenge. At the same time, I can see myself living happily that way. I started looking for land the other day. Maybe, just maybe, this could work.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

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