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Mr.Bill

(24,430 posts)
24. About eight years ago after we retired
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 03:12 PM
Feb 2024

we downsized from a 1,600 sq ft home to an 800 sq ft mobile home in a nice park. It was an older (1977) mobile home that needed a lot of work, but we put some money in it and made it reallly nice. But our kids' careers took them a few hundred miles from us and we wanted to be near them as we got older. My grandson put a manufactured home on his five acres and we moved in to that a few months ago.

It's 550 sq feet, so another downsize, but it's brand new and very well insulated. We customized the design to make the bedroom bigger and the living room/kitchen smaller. This gives my wife room do do her quiltmaking with a sewing area in the bedroom. We do have full sized laundry and a tub in the bathroom and full sized appliances in the kitchen. We also have a storage shed and the bedroom has room for a king sized bed. We still need to build a deck and carport. We like it here, it very easy to take care of and clean the house and the bonus is two of our great grandchildren live just a few hundred feet away. Our dogs love it here and they haven't had this much room to run around outside in their lives.

At the moment I'm in a rented condo Joinfortmill Feb 2024 #1
What do you use the second bedroom for? Archae Feb 2024 #3
Mostly empty Joinfortmill Feb 2024 #9
I could definitely live in a tiny home if it were just me. CrispyQ Feb 2024 #2
Exactly. I could go for two tiny houses attached. Would need just one kitchen. Silent Type Feb 2024 #8
I've told my husband before that when Luciferous Feb 2024 #22
That's basically what I am living in now. Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #32
I've thought a good bit about that, especially if it's a location with view and a little land. Silent Type Feb 2024 #33
It's in Northern California gold country Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #34
Wow. I spent a month in Sonora, Jamestown, etc., 45 years ago. A friend had some land like that. Silent Type Feb 2024 #35
The fire hazard makes me a little nervous, Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #36
My residence sits on ten acres calguy Feb 2024 #4
How many rooms? Archae Feb 2024 #5
The original floor plan calguy Feb 2024 #11
That sounds like perfection to me. badhair77 Feb 2024 #6
Same here - 40 acres but it's juniper, ponderosa pine & cactus womanofthehills Feb 2024 #37
Sounds like a lovely life in a lovely neighborhood calguy Feb 2024 #38
In a condo we bought 25 years ago. MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #7
I prefer small spaces RoadRunner Feb 2024 #10
My house was built in 1885. It's not very big, Ocelot II Feb 2024 #12
What exactly is a sitting room, and what is in it? Archae Feb 2024 #16
It's a sort of parlor, I guess. In my house I don't really know Ocelot II Feb 2024 #17
Yeah, my sister has a room like that, just inside her front door. Archae Feb 2024 #18
I can't begin to imagine living in a space that long. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2024 #13
Neither can I. OldBaldy1701E Feb 2024 #14
In the last 32 years I've lived in 13 houses/apartments mnhtnbb Feb 2024 #20
Ditto. Have moved 17 times, but have been in this house spooky3 Feb 2024 #27
I have a two bedroom, two bathroom, three skylight home in PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2024 #15
I used to live in one side of a duplex built in the early 50's. LudwigPastorius Feb 2024 #19
Downstairs is Elessar Zappa Feb 2024 #21
We recently moved to our forever home in the CA desert from Los Angeles. beaglelover Feb 2024 #23
Sounds wonderful. I love that part of the country. Nt spooky3 Feb 2024 #28
Thank you. We are very happy here. beaglelover Feb 2024 #31
About eight years ago after we retired Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #24
small house 10 Turtle Day Feb 2024 #25
Welcome to DU's Cribs. Niagara Feb 2024 #26
How come we don't see True Dough Feb 2024 #29
I have two battery operated candles, True. Niagara Feb 2024 #30
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