(Closed) Small home bees

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@deucesarewild1:  880 sq ft. 2 bed 1 bath townhome. Yep. TINY. I’m okay with it though. I know I don’t want to live in this area for long.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There’s a documentary on the net called We the Tiny House People. Until you’ve seen that…you haven’t seen small! It really inspires me, but I don’t know if I could really do it…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@deucesarewild1:  yeah, basically. I’m in a 1 bed 1 bath right now though so it will be more space and it has a backyard/patio. I’m having a baby in december so I need the second bedroom. It’s also in an amazing area! We are still contemplating some other things but with LO we aren’t trying to stretch the budget.

Congrats on your small home 🙂 I kinda like the coziness (sp?)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@deucesarewild1:  Oh thank you, I’m excited. I’m nervous about moving though, I will be 5 months by then! Oh it’s not a yard it’s like a 8 x 8 area that is fenced in with all brick on the ground and flower beds around the sides. So no actual yard work 😉 flowers optional! I think I’m going to put sod down for my puppy. Poor thing has been using a litter box for so long!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

DS and I lived in a 900 (finished) square foot house for 8 years. It was a great size for the 2 of us and our 2 cats. Not too much to clean. Never too far away from DS when he was small. But once Mr. LK came into the picture it just felt too cramped for the three of us. There was no place to get away. It felt like we were on top of each other. And since DS was getting older, I knew I didn’t want to share a bathroom with him for much longer. Teenage boys are gross. If we had stayed there, we would have finished the front section of the basement as a second hangout space and added a second bathroom, giving us another much-needed 225 square feet.

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@deucesarewild1:  960 SQ. FT. Home here!  1 Bed, (technically 2 but the 2nd is the office), bathroom, office, living room, kitchen with tiny little high top table for 2….  I don’t think our “man cave” and basement are counted tho…

 

We love it, don’t plan on having kids and I don’t need more rooms to clean than is necessary!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel like our house is pretty small, but then again – it’s probably a lot bigger under all of DH’s clutter, Lol. While we have 3 bedrooms, 1 is full of stuff, and the other has a lot of stuff stored in it, too.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

When I was born, my family lived in a one bedroom apartment in the Bronx, with 3 other kids and my parents.  I slept with my parents in the living room, (it had french doors) and my three brother’s shared the “master”.  

You just keep things simple and watch the clutter.  We did it for three years.

 

The house we have now just has no storage.  I miss having a basement or an attic but it’s making throw things out and not buy so much crap. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My SO and I live in downtown Toronto in a 700 something sqft 1 bed + den condo. I actually find it quite cozy. We have everything we need and I don’t ever feel cramped. Some people might find it too small, but it’s all about what works for you.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ours is a rental and 3 bedrooms, but very small and old. Probably around 1000 sq ft. I’m a total packrat so we’re planning on purging a bunch of stuff this spring to free up some space. We’ve already decided that the next time we move, we’re not going to take a lot of our stuff. We’ll call the thrift store up the street to send a truck and pick up most of our furniture. It’s necessary because we have way too much stuff, and Darling Husband is a total minimalist.

 

I don’t mind small at all because I’m a wizard at organizing small spaces with a lot of stuff, but I do mind old. Our house is very old and that comes with issues. For example, there isn’t much integrated storage space and there isn’t any ventilation in the kitchen or bathroom.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree!  I think 800-1000 sq is just fine for 2 and a kid.  I was raised in a 1600 sf house with 7 people.  I have to admit though, due to lay out (we didn’t have the vision for renovations) and location desires, we ended up with a 2800 sf house and it’s just too big for us!  If it we could get a smaller price that actually cost less, I’d want to downsize.  I hope kids will make it seem like less of a waste of space in the future.

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