The house hunt, continuing saga

The land I was hoping for IS available. And apparently is adjacent to the town’s much used railroad tracks.

I am going to look at a 488 sq ft house on Monday. It’s $7500, and I will probably buy it because buying it and living there awhile is much cheaper to buy it than it is to build something and then find out what I built is either too small or too large. Coming from about 1920 sq ft (including the basement) I believe experimenting with space in a small low-priced home for at least six months would be wise.


I’m beginning to believe that 400 sq ft might be a little to large. I’m considering 300 now. And I’m discovering that more and more of my friends are considering downsizing, themselves. Now, I hear, “Mary, did you realize that there’s a small house movement? That there are people living in less space and they’re saving money that way and having more time for activities they’d enjoy? I looked around and realized I don’t even use a third of my house for living!” Hmmm… yes, as a matter of fact, I have. What amazes me is that I’m hearing this from people who’ve been living in 2000-3000 sq ft and others who’ve been living in 800-1000.

It’s not the amount of floor space a person has, but what they do with it, how it’s laid out,  and how efficient it is.


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? Baptism!

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