At ~1,500 square feet, our family’s townhouse is like my jeans: although not tight, a little extra room wouldn’t hurt. I don’t want a bigger home for status. I’d just like more room to store skis and bikes. (We live in Vancouver, and spend a lot of time playing in the mountains.)
But, I’m of two minds. Another part of me wants to get rid of our house, buy a camperized Sprinter, and explore the country. In ways, these two desires are similar. I want our living arrangement to help facilitate more outdoor activity for our family. This is a common topic of discussion, for me—and I often find others share these sentiments.
For example, Mark and I had a conversation on Twitter about how to make our homes and workspaces smaller. Later, he pointed me to Tiny House Swoon: a microblog that showcases very small homes. Treehouses, bunkers, yurts, movable homes—so many possibilities!