For me home isn't a place, it's people. My dad, my younger brother and James. They are home to me. I hope that when James and I settle down and buy a house we are able to build a home where we can stay throughout the majority (if not all) of our children's lives. I want them to have that sense of home. I imagine it would be an amazing thing and I think we need it just as much as they would.
I lived in small houses growing up. It was more out of necessity than desire, at least I don't think my dad ever had a desire to have a gigantic house. It wasn't until we spent a year in this house that I realized how much I seriously dislike large homes. Don't get me wrong... they can be gorgeous, extravagant and full of wonder but for me, that is best left for vacations and special occasions. I want a home. A decent sized, easy to clean HOME.
Over the past 6-12 months I've noticed the "tiny house" movement. If you think they are crazy I don't blame you. I used to think it was nuts too. Granted, I highly doubt I could ever fit James, myself and children in a 540 sq ft home like the one pictured in this post but I could be very happy with 1000 sq ft if it was designed correctly.
So when scrolling through Tiny House Swoon I came across this quaint yet perfect little bungalow, owned and designed by Jessica Helgerson, just outside of Portland. I fell head over heels in love with the layout of this house and the large windows throughout each room. Seriously, modeling my dream home after something like this. Just wait (5-10 years) and you'll see! lol
If you love Cabin Porn and Bookshelf Porn then you should probably check this site out. If nothing else the houses are just beautiful on the eyes!
Have you already decided on your dream home? Would you consider living small or do you love maximum square footage?