Where have you all been?
No, not lately- In your life? It seems as though a lot of us have traveled a fair bit, and it would be interesting to hear about where you started, where you've been, where you hope to go, etc. Make sure you include references to all of the various Small Houses so we stay on topic LOL!
I started out in Bethel, CT some 56 years ago. I don't remember if the house was under 2000 sq ft; probably bigger, though.
At age 6, we moved to Clinton, CT, just a few blocks from the shore. Our house there was a c. 1760 cape, probably under 2000 sq ft. What a neat old house; I wish I had paid attention more!
At age 23, we moved to Killingworth, CT, or at least Mom did. I bounced around from one cheap apartment to another. Mom's place was very small; under 1000 sq ft, and a lovely 3 acre parcel. There was a 1/2 acre pond in the yard which the dogs loved.
In 1980 We (future wife and I) made the Big Move to FL. She wanted to be near her mother; I was in love. Our first house was in Seminole, FL. A whopping 800 sq ft, all of it ugly. When our son came along, we needed more space, and planned to add on. I put a steeper roof to make it look like a cape (sort of) and prepared to turn the garage into living space. Alas, they wouldn't let us, so we sold it, and bought our current 1500 sq ft+ ranch, also in Seminole.
There's not much to say about this house; it's like a million other tract homes in FL. We do live on a nice pond, though, which gives the illusion of a much bigger back yard than having a privacy fence 30 feet away.
Our 'little one' is in grad school now, and it's time to move on. As most of you know, we bought some land in extreme western SC, out past Greenville. The Lord willing, I'll break ground next spring on what will hopefully be our last home, somewhere around 1200 sq ft. Fittingly, the little town we're in is Travelers Rest, appropriate for us travelers, who soon plan to rest!
Anyone else want to share there wanderings? You don't have to be as specific and detailed as I was- it's a habit of mine!