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The Benefits of Living in a Small House
Sara Conklin is new to ActiveRain and her first blog post is one that I enjoyed.  I look forward to reading more of her posts and hope that she will become a strong part of the ActiveRain family!
Eighteen years ago thins June 3, we bought our first house.  My boys were two and a half and one.  We didn’t look at 23 different homes over six months.  We bought the first one we looked at.
My husband was working at a paper mill. The rumors were flying that they were going to close their doors after over 100 years of operation.  So we decided that if we wanted to buy, we needed to do it now.
That was RIGHT before the prices in Upstate, NY, went through the roof.  So we bought a little cape style, two bedrooms, one bath on 1.5 acres.  It was sweet and had so much potential.  We paid $60K for it.
Oh,  it was 1100 square feet.  We were cool before the Tiny House Movement made us cool.
And then taxes. So much lower on a smaller house.
Our boys shared a room for 17 years.  It was small, and they ... more

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