When I bought my house, I was a single lady and had only been dating The Mister for a few months. Fast forward a couple of years and now we’re married and my cute little single-lady house is home to me, The Mister, and his little girly.
Now you’d think our little house would be too small for three people, but it’s actually okay. My heart sometimes tries to tell me that I want a big ole house with tons of bedrooms and bathrooms (that usually happens after I go to a family members home that is fab!), but my head says that we don’t need it! We want to save so that we’re comfortable when we’re old and can’t work to earn money…which means holding back during this time.
I thought of all of this after reading an article in the Sunday paper today titled, Much Less Is More, which talked about small houses. Their definition was anything from 300 – 1,000 square feet. Why so small? It’s cheaper, less wasteful, and allow their owners financial freedom. Our house is about 1,200 sq. ft., not including our attic or basement. Most certainly a small house.
Anyhoo, here are some pics I found of tiny/small houses at tinyhouseblog.com:
This house maxes out at 400 sq. ft.
This cabin is 2 bedroom, 2 bath…and only 681 sq. ft.
This last house is 600 square feet and only cost $56k
I know that living in a small space isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but think about smaller house notes…and what you could do with the loot you saved! Whether it’d be taking trips, buying nice things for yourself, or saving up for your future…I think it’s something to think about.
With the recent recession, it’s no longer a status symbol to have a gargantuan house that you can barely afford. Now it’s cool to be a good steward of our money.
So, do you think that you could live like this?