Originally Posted by Dcat
You may be right. But when we looked at homes in Walnut Creek and the surrounding area the rooms were tiny and the people selling the houses had put a ton of their furniture in their garages in order to make their houses look more livable. I couldn't fathom how tiny they would have seemed had all that furniture been in the placed where it normally was. Every house we looked at had masses of furniture piled up in the garage.
A lot of people here would consider my place a shack - literally. My mother almost pooped herself the first time she saw it.
I've actually become interested in the small house movement and there are a lot of people like me who, once they live in a small place, not only like it better, but want to take it a step further and get rid of all the crap they've amassed over the years. It's liberating. I wouldn't mind unloading 90 percent of our s***. Wife is slowly coming around.
I say if you really want to move some place - move! Life is too short. I talked about moving for 15 years.
Even if your worried about kids, show them how 99 percent of the world lives.
old home 1850 sq ft
new home 875 sq ft. (although there is a loft not counted)