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.