While this may seem like a crazy idea to some, it is really quite appealing (at least to me anyway). Small living has quite a few advantages. Less space means less cleaning and upkeep. It also translates to lower costs which allows you more income to do the things you love. Although it is not always practical for families, it is a great option for those who are single, young couples or empty nesters. Even families can benefit from living in more modest housing. Less space means less clutter and closer proximity means more quality family time.
These are some great examples of small houses that live large.
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The key to small space living is reducing clutter and only keeping those things you really love and need. Once you do that, life becomes simpler and less stressful. The more I think about it, the more interested I become in wanting to live this way once my kids are out of the house. Since we downsized purposely four years ago, I haven't missed the extra space. While I don't love the layout of our current home I do try to declutter our house as much as possible every chance I get.