I struggle so much with my little house. It was all we could afford so it's not like w e purposeley chose this 800square foot home. It is cute- and there are good things like it's not old, it's in good shape- the locatiion is good, etc.
In many ways I like having a small house because I get to be snarky about not having a big ole house like most of America- I get t participate in that sort of self righteous snobbery.
But I worry sometimes that maybe we should have more?
Here's the deal:
We have two bedrooms- one is an addition built over a deck without a closet and barely any insulation. This is the kids room- it's cold in Winter and hot in summer. Also the kids dotn like it because of the door to the outside right there- they get scared.
My other complaint (whining) is that we have no place to hang a coat or put our backpacks down. The downstairs is just one room, essentially- the kitchen and living room alltogether- about 300 square feet. No entryway, no coat closet. Thee is a bathroom downstairs and the kids room is off the kitchen.
Upstairs is our bedroom which is cute and we have almost no complaints about.
We are trying to simplify and be content with the house we have but it's SO HARD. My mom drills and drills into me that we need to add on or buy anothr house, but it was so hard for us to get into this one!
If I LOVED the property that'd be one thing, but we live in a rural town and yet are in one of the few neighborhood where there are 1 acre parcels- we can see our neighbors - I'd prefer to be in town in a historical home or out in the woods. And I'd like it to be flat so we could garden better, or the kids could play more easily.
Ugh...I hate being like this- I want to be satisfied but it's so hard not to think of other possibilites!
Are we being just being stupid and stubborn for staying and trying to be happy with it? Or are we doing the right thing by tryign to love the house we have?
When is small too small?http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../tinyhouse.jpg
Here it is- it's a lot junkier now- this is when we first moved in.