Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Small house vs large house

I remember when we lived in the mobile home and I hated how small it was, a mere 1200 sq ft. I fell in love with this house because it was 2500 sq ft, it seemed so perfect for a ever growing family. Last winter we were without propane for quite some time and discovered that a small space is fairly easy to heat and keep us all warm, this winter we cannot afford to use too much propane, so we ordered only the amount we used last year - which turned out to be all the tank would hold. We have been rationing it and utilizing our fire place - we've learnt a lot about fireplaces this year. With so many dead trees on the property we have an abundance of wood, that has made life a whole lot warmer than last year. On really cold nights we also turn on the heater but we try to bundle and keep close. I digress, I realize now that I really miss the coziness of the smaller house and should we move we will look at smaller houses, they are considerably easier to keep clean. Though a big kitchen is still a must have, lol. :)

1 comment:

Milehimama said...

I totally agree. We moved from a 1200 sq. ft. rental to a 2400 sq. ft. rental. It costs a fortune in utilities for AC (I live in Houston) and it is harder to keep clean! I think the "perfect" size for us might be around 1700 sq. ft.