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Give me a McMansion or give me death....Not really.
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We went from 800 sqft to 1100 sqft to 1700 sqft to 2700 sqft to find that our current 2100 sqft is adequate.
Downsizing IS all that it's cracked up to be. Especially after 30 years of marriage plus the previous 20+ years of accumulated junk. Felt good to downsize and throw out. Kept the important stuff but stuff I hadn't touched in years....gone.
Nice! It's amazing how much *stuff* accumulates over the years with little effort.
I'm working on moving to Idaho this year. My main criteria is 2-10 acres in the country. Nearly everything that meets that criteria seems to have a home in the 2500-4000 sq ft range (or a broken down mobile home).
I think my ideal would be in the 1500 sq ft range. A home office / study is important, and a guest bedroom is nice, though if I were building from scratch (which I might) I'd look at sticking a ~300-400 sq ft or so "guest cabin' by the house for visitors.
Also for me, it's "smaller on the home, bigger on the shop". I'd be happier with a 1000 sq ft home and a 2000 sq ft shop rather than the reverse. :)
Guest cabin... that's a fantastic idea. I'd use that as my office when there were no guests ;)
We bought 1.3 acres near a very large lake and are looking at home plans.Part of this involves a place for me to do my art and to be with myself.Mostly, my wife and I will be together but, there will be times I want to be just by myself in my thoughts, writings and creative efforts.I am looking at plans that have a 1800 ft2 main house and a smaller retreat for me. The plot has a creek that runs across the back of it so, I want a place near that body of water.The big problem comes with planted pine trees, (clear cutting) and planning out the spaces. The HOA won't want the trees cut but, they are a hazard to anything man made near them.
Wow, a little retreat near a creek sounds amazing for creative pursuits. Here's a little inspiration for your writing shed:
I'm actually reading Michale Pollan's book now.Thanks for that.
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