Real Estate

Sustainability Of Small Homes

Big model houses have been sitting unsold, building permits for new houses has reduced significantly, new home contractors have very less task if any at all, workers and sub-contractors who have had years of dependable work in areas concerned to new home building are jobless. To top it all off, electricity costs are out of control.

Big model houses have been sitting unsold, building permits for new houses has reduced significantly, new home contractors have very less task if any at all, workers and sub-contractors who have had years of dependable work in areas concerned to new home building are jobless. To top it all off, electricity costs are out of control.

Could it be that we have taken it all wrong? Most of all new houses raised in America over the past 15 years have been built with one main thought in mind:

Is bigger better?

The solution to that query will require much more research and soul-searching than it initially appears. After all to dwell in a smaller space with one-another can be arduous. It certainly is much easier to ‘build big’ so each kid can have their own bedroom, play and work areas. In this way, each can retreat to their own personal spaces to not confront struggles and buzzing controversies. So to divert these struggles?

Solution, we ‘build bigger’, pay higher energy costs, property taxes and upkeep.

Concentrating on interpersonal family life discipline is one way to build smaller and live environment friendly. Think, at the end of our lives a house will not be visiting our deathbed but the family with whom we have put in our priceless efforts.

The fiscal burden of a big house becomes more troublesome as the average home-owner ages. Could this be why retirement homes are so popular?

If you build a smaller, well planned out home, you should be able to sustain in that home for years longer than a ‘big’ home and have viability in both the fiscal and long term personal accessibility areas. The small houses will also be easier for your children to maintain if you were disabled or to sell if the need arises.

The viability of a small, simply designed but yet cheap house will be straightforward and uncomplicated for nearly every conscious owner.

Sharon Riekturr is a full time writer who writes for and other websites.