It is about time!!!!!! I have been away from the site for awhile and I was thrilled to see 'smaller homes'. We currently live in a 3000 sq ft home and are thinking of moving to a much smaller space. It is about 1300 with a 400 sq ft basement. I think that would qualify as small, wouldn't it? Since reading some of the posts, it seems more and more like a great idea. I am close to retirement and the thought of less housework sounds great. The house we are considering moving into also has a small yard. Great for gardening though, being right on a small lake. Thanks to all who post to this forum.