How large does your home really need to be? Do you need two thousand or even three thousand square feet of living space? If you do, maybe you should ask yourself why? I mean it is great if you can afford that type of luxury, but a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck and are house poor because they thought they needed a mansion.
What if you could survive and maybe even thrive in a much smaller home? I am not talking about 1500 square feet or even 1000 square feet. I am talking about less than 200 square feet. Yes there are people that live in homes that are that small. I think you would have to live alone or with one other person at the most, but it is possible. It would certainly take some getting used to, but almost anyone could learn to at least survive in a home that small. Especially if you had some financial hardships and you had no choice. But even if that was not the case, you could eventually get used to the idea of living in a home that is not much larger than a match box.
So what would be the advantages of living in home so small? The obvious answer would be the cost but many people would like this type of living because you could literally haul your home anywhere you like and live off the grid. These houses come equipped with solar panels and generators so you could still enjoy modern living in the back country.
These homes come with modern appliances and lots of windows to take advantage of the natural light during the day. They are designed to use each square foot as efficiently as possible to make sure you can have a good quality of life in one of these homes.
The only problem you might encounter is where to park your house. Even if you go out in the middle of nowhere, someone may complain because someone owns the middle of nowhere and they may not appreciate you parking your home on their property. Like anything in life you would need to do your homework and ask lots of questions before you buy a tiny home. The other consideration is where do you put all your stuff when you decide to move into a home that is a fraction the size of your previous house. I guess you would have to utilize storage facilities or just sell everything that you don’t really need.
Here is a video of one very attractive model of tiny home for your consideration which was built by Sean Mercer of Rollin Cabins.
This fantastic bungalow has great curb appeal and features a very long asphalt driveway with room for all your family, friends, and even some of your neighbours. In addition, there is a single car garage at the end of that great driveway. The front of the house boasts a large deck for soaking the morning sunshine or just relaxing and taking in all your surroundings.
Inside, the kitchen has tile floors and oak cabinets with a small island that you can use for eating breakfast. Beside that there is an area with ample room for a table and at least 4 chairs. There is tons of natural light in the kitchen and dining area because of the large bay window that lets you see what is going on outside while you dine.
The living room has beautiful hardwood floors with white baseboards that really look sharp along with the vaulted ceiling and large window. Next you get a formal dining room with the same hardwood, that has room for a large table and a china cabinet. There are two large bedrooms and a main floor laundry room.
In the fully developed basement there is a large rec room with laminate flooring and plenty of space for entertaining.
If you are looking for some great Newfoundland real estate, this listing is MLS # 1130563 and is for sale through RE/MAX Realty Professionals
Here is a nice new listing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The MLS # is 1129593 and it is in a great neighborhood on a quiet street. It has 2 bedrooms and one bath and is perfect for a small family. It has an attached 20×24 foot garage and a really nice long drive way, so you could probably fit several cars on to it.
There is a nice spacious kitchen with lots of cupboard space and tile floor. The living room has tons of natural light and laminate flooring with plenty of space for your furniture. There is a laundry room in the large bathroom that has two large window for even more light.
Contact Karen Pomeroy for more information about this listing at RE/MAX LabCentral Realty 386 Hamilton River Road Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0 (709) 899-1778
If you are near the Avalon Peninsula in the Conception bay area, you will be interested to know that the real estate market is doing very well so far in 2016. Pam Norman of Exit Realty says that now is a great time to sell and that her team of agents has been very busy so far this year.
Pam says that her team has already done 41 deals and that things are not slowing down at all. She attributes the great market to more people moving back to Newfoundland from other energy producing regions like Alberta and Saskatchewan. Those regions are suffering their greatest downturn in many years, so many people have been laid off from their high paying jobs in the oil industry. Of course, the downturn in energy prices is affecting Newfoundland as well, but not to the same extent as it is hurting those other provinces.
Pam feels that the market fundamentals are strong and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. She feels that all the benefits the area of Conception bay have to offer potential buyers looking for a great place to live, will keep the local real estate market vibrant and active.
This home has a freshly paved driveway and has an awesome view of the water from the windows in the back of the house. It also has a spacious living room with a center fireplace and tons of natural light. Call Pam at 709-683-8676 if you would like to view this property. Someone on her team would be more than happy to take you out to see this home or any others that you like in the area.
Here is a really nice two story townhouse in Stephanville that has just been reduced to $252,500. It has 9 foot ceilings and electric in floor heating to keep your feet warm all year round.
It has a really nice spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. It has a large master bedroom complete with an impressive ensuite and nice windows.
This lovely home is listed with Diane Wheeler of RE/MAX Professionals
Well maintained true bungalow in quiet setting. Large 18,180 sq Ft lot with perennial gardens and shade trees. Updates include: Furnace 2006, Shingles, 2011, insulated behind siding 2011, windows in bathroom & br 2011, patio door 2015. Paved driveway 2012. Large 23` x 20.6` vinyl sided shop could be a garage. 372 sq Ft tiered deck. Bright 4 season sunroom with patio dr to fenced yard on west side. Eat-in Kit includes appliances. Master br offers patio dr to deck. Large fenced area. Rec. Rm and Workshop in basement. Great location just a short distance to Main St. Shopping and one block from YMCA and Health Centre.
You won’t find a better bungalow with great curb appeal, hardwood flooring and a gas fireplace.
Welcome to this 1,674 +/- sq. ft. 3 + 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms Parkdale Community home. Offering a mix of hardwood and carpet, stone surround gas fireplace, bay windows, separate dining room, large eat in kitchen and extensive landscaping best enjoyed from the south facing solarium. Built and extremely well cared for by the original owners, this home has had many updates including custom kitchen shelving (2013), roof (2015), fence (2014), repointed brick work (2013), walk ways (2009), flooring (2005), furnace (2005) and bathrooms (2008). Much care and attention have been given to this family friendly home. Conveniently located close to schools, parks and all amenities 45 Auburn Street is move in ready and offers immediate occupancy.