Building smaller homes in a tough economy

Building smaller homes is necessary for many people in order to survive the current economy. Gone are the days of 'McMansions' and the homes with so many excessive rooms that never get used. Enter in to the new way of thinking: scaling down.

Here are a few of the benefits of owning a smaller home:

  • smaller monthly payments
  • smaller heating and cooling bills
  • less property taxes
  • less insurance premiums
  • less space to clean
  • easier to sell

What does your home tell you when you pull into the driveway after a long day of work? Does it say, "You'll never pay me off, you'll be working till the day you die trying to afford me." Hopefully not, but probably so.

What if you could go home to peace of mind? To a sanctuary where you can relax and enjoy life and let the stresses of life melt away, not continue to heap on top of the mounting pile of financial burdens.

DO YOU OWN YOUR HOME OR DOES YOUR HOME OWN YOU?

Building smaller homes can helps us all take control of this Nation wide problem of over spending, over paying and over stressing. This site will help you learn how to downsize. It explains the building process of each aspect of home construction and includes some small home plans. It also teaches many good ideas how to utilize space in a smaller home.

I consider smaller-homes to be anything under 3,000 square feet, but over 1200 square feet. Homes under 1200 square feet are considered small homes or cottages. I have selected many small home styles from all over the world. Many of these styles are in 3d format, along with floor plans. I only choose home designs that are inexpensive and simple to build.