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Teal Jones
I'm saving up now to get me a tiny house. I've lived in 400 sq.ft. before. Going tiny is definitely for me.
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We down sized from 2800 sq. ft. to 848 sq. ft a few years ago. Wish we would have gone to 1400 and then see how it worked. It's very difficult to entertain - overnight guests are out. I've ended up building about 600 ft in decks - just to have a place to go and get out of the wife's hair. I don't know what we would do if the kids were still at home. Be sure you are ready for the lifestyle changes to come.

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This article is very helpful in getting the thought process started. I've been seriously contemplating this issue for the past year, and while I probably won't make a decision for at least another year, I've already decided that paying less than $100K for a fully-custom home with the same size kitchen appliances that are in my current rental, a split-level master bedroom with only five steps to climb, a "wet room" bath with soaking tub, and lots of cat-friendly spaces is well worth the shedding of accumulated media & excess wardrobe items. And with the added bonuses of being able to afford to visit friends & family across the country and getting to retire to a warm climate without fretting over buyer's vs. seller's markets, it's getting increasingly harder to say no. :)

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