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How small a house could you live in?

My current home is 1,100 sq ft. Enough for me. I have lived in huge homes, my childhood home was at least 5,000 sq ft, my last home was over 2.500 sq ft. I want to downsize and am looking at Tumbleweed Tiny Homes.

I am looking at the 800 sq ft home, with some modifications for my needs.


Asked by Joeygoat at 3:59 AM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • are you serious about those tiny houses? lol an 89 square ft house? wtf lol

    Answer by sarahbell811 at 8:13 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • 800 sq foot oh boy

    Answer by mamaofficer at 4:02 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • OP--I take it you don't have any children living at home?! LOL If it were JUST me in a home, I could get by in a small bungalow...but it would have to be in the perfect year round location...close enough to the lakes (for swimming) and mountains (for skiing!) I wouldn;t be able to LIVE all the time in a small place...but to eat, shower and sleep there...sure!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:22 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Well I am not sure how small a home I could live it probably no smaller then 1100 with a dh & a child or so if it was just me then maybe smaller 900 square feet might work I've never even had to consider that I've always had large homes

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 7:37 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • our last place was about 800 square ft. ugh! we managed...but it was rather small. our place now is about 1200..not a huge amount bigger but it definitely makes a difference!

    Answer by sarahbell811 at 8:12 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • My house is 1100 sqft, but I have 1100 sqft finished basement too! I have three kids and two cats and a lazy husband so it is just big enough. If I didn't have kids or the hubby, my and the kitties would be happy with a one room cabin in the woods. My husband thinks we need a bigger house... I'm not cleaning a bigger house.... no...not happening!

    Answer by WoodWitch at 8:48 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Ours is 3,000 sq ft, and honestly I couldn't live in any place smaller. We have a band, 5 kids - and I need a big kitchen!


    Answer by Scuba at 8:54 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • my apartment is about 950 sq ft. Its smaller than I would like but its only an apartment so I'm not complaining. When we buy our home, we are looking at about 2200-2800 sq ft.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 11:25 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Yes, it is just me, my dog and two cats. I am on a huge city lot and when I really sat and thought about what rooms I used, it came down to my bedroom, my bathroom, the kitchen and the laundry room/study. Who ever owned this home prior to me, put the washer and dryer in a bedroom closet? What were they thinking? I always ended up with that room and put my children in the other two bedrooms, I now use it as a study with my computers and my sewing and crafts.  I read in there to, I have a wonderful comfy leather chair. . I never use the living room or the dining room or my extra bedroom. So a great room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom would all I need to live comfortably. I have lived in very tiny places while on active duty in the military. Basically just a bed and a small place to store what I owned. There was a group bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities.


    Comment by Joeygoat (original poster) at 1:00 PM on Aug. 13, 2010