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How big of a house you live in will make you content and satisfy?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I want about 1,800 to 2,000 feet. The house my husband’s school provides for us is huge, 5,000 feet on 2 acres with a small rustic cottage and this place is OLD! We live right in the pathway of strong trade winds across from a pasture so we get a lot of rain and we get a lot of pollen - and mold.

      I want a small house with a nice manageable little yard. That would be paradise!




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • For me, I think a house with 3,000 sq feet with a 5 to 10 acres lot will be great for me.  This way, I have woods and wild animals at a distance.  Yet, some room for friends and family to visit.  And also storage storage for a pack rat like me.




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      Maria Louise Van Deuson wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • As someone about to lose their house in foreclosure, I’ve learned that it’s just bricks and mortar. I’ve learned that I can live in very little space.

      In the  last 10 years I’ve lived in houses that range between 1,200 SF and 9,000 SF. The size of the house doesn’t matter.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • 48: How could you keep up a house of 9,000 SF?  Holy Moly.  It’s a lot of work to me.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I’m so sorry you will lose your home. You have a very good outlook on the situation. I wish you well.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • In this case, size does not matter.

      With the way things are, I’m very happy in my 1350 sq ft flat. Shelter, electricity, running water- I’m good!




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • My house is about 2000 sq. ft.  and that is all I will ever want or need.  There is plenty of room and when my boys move out...there will be even more room.  I could probably downsize a bit more.  We have plenty of yard...maybe a little too much as we get older...we are good.

      I have no desire to live in anything bigger.....why would I want that?  Just more to clean and keep up with.




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      Denise LePard Elhalawany wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I’m sorry you are about to lose your home—you are in my prayers, but you are correct, the size of your house does NOT make it a home.

      Hang in there.

      Hugs,




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      Mztracy wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • as long as i have a roof over my head and my families I’m good.

      Mr close friend is about to lose her 2800 sq ft home and she has 4 kids. do not think it matters.

      my dad downsized from a 6800 sq ft home to a 2400 sq ft home. As he says...a roof is a roof.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I have a 900 sq ft house and I’m perfectly content with it.  I would be happy if it were more logically set up, but I’m content.

      I started out married life and child raising in a 720 sq ft mobile home.  It was crowded, but SO easy to clean.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • We should all be grateful we have a home. Many do not.




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      Jenni0811 wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I also am losing my home and it’s equity due to divorce and the crash of the housing market. I was devastated mentally at first....still am when I think of the monetary loss...but it has been a very educational experience and has taught me that I need to go back to the basics of what defines me and makes me happy. I plan on being VERY happy in whatever will be my new downsized “home“. It has been a very “freeing” experience.




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      Stephanie Lawrence wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I live in a douoblewide trailer(not sure about sq feet) with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and I’m very happy and content. I would be happy in a cardboard box just as long as I could still be with my husband.




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • Jenni0811:  I’m sorry you are losing your home, but I love your attitude.  It’s not the end of the world...and you will survive..and you will come back on top eventually.  

      We all need to get back to the basics in many different ways and sometimes I believe this is God’s way of saying...all the things you THOUGHT were important...aren’t really.  

      The most important things in life...aren’t THINGS!

      Best of luck in your new home.....happy

      And this goes for you too 48goingon!!




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      Polly W wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I am also one of those who really isnt interested in  the size, just if it looks nice and clutter free, and I can decorate it my way. I have a pretty modest size home, not tiny, but not big by any standard. I have the basics and a basement. I wish my kitchen and bath were larger though. Kinda sucks to pee in a closet lol! My mobile home had a huge bathroom, and two small bedrooms, and I miss that bathroom—-but the bedrooms were standing and sleeping room only!




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      3sa wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • It’s all about location for me.  I would live in a 1100 sq ft shack if it was on a beautiful beach.  

      I would live in a 1100 sq ft house in an AZ golf course.

      and so on.....




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      Denise Herich wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • I’m sorry to those of you about to lose your homes. That must be devastating.

      For the rest of us, that should bring a little perspective to this question!

      Before I read all of your comments, I was going to say 4,000 sq ft would be perfect, ‘cause it’s the 5 of us and we can be kind of all over each other sometimes.

      But really...what I have now is just fine, thank you. You are right, it’s all about being thankful for what you have.




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      Fraz764 wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • My house is 2800. But as soon as my daughter is gone. I am going to buy a small condo on a beach. Less is more for me.




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • My house is about 2000 sq feet.  Comfortable and paid for!!  I would love to move into a condo.  I am grateful for what I have though, dont get me wrong.

      xoxo




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      Dalemarie wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • The size of the house really doesn’t matter. I can live anywhere and fill a huge house to make it a home, or be comfortable in a small home. I am not comfotable with clutter. It adds a mess to my mind but I am good as long as the smaller home is clutter free. I do like to have two living spaces though so if one person has company, it doesn’t put the other out!




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      Dalemarie wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • PS...it is the neighbors. I hate living on a smaller property where your neighbors can look through your window or count your friends in your back yard... Know what I mean?




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      Beemeh Moore wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • size doesn’t matter as long as I can manage to clean it...cleaning is overrated in a house.




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