Talk to Me of Small Spaces
I might buy a house. Can I live in a dollhouse? →
[More:]This is a very small house - 855 square feet - with a yard that's approximately the same size. I can totally afford it - the price is right. It's a 1922 bungalow - well, worker cottage - immaculate and adorable and I love the neighborhood but can I actually squeeze myself, my 6'2" teenage son, two 50 pound dogs, a mountain of household goods and an inveterate love for gardening and parties into a house that small? The ceilings are only 6'8". Talk to me. Tell me I can - or can't - do this. Tell me about living in small spaces. I did this before - I lived with my five year old daughter in a 300 square foot studio apartment in the East Village for two years - but it's been a long time now that I've been living in roughly 1200 square feet with lots and lots of yard and garden.
But damn, I want to buy a house and there is
nothing else out there in my price range. And I do really, really like it. I like the funky kitchen - 1950s red counters! With chrome rounded edges! In perfect condition! - and the funky layout: the kitchen is in the center and the other three rooms and the bathroom radiate off it. I like that I could afford to actually heat it in the winter. Did I mention that I love the neighborhood and it's walking distance to all my friends' houses? Did I mention that it's really, really small? Hope me, bunnies!