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rickdi 05-02-2009 11:01 AM

Land vs. house
 
I was just wondering, what is your preference:

A smaller house with a lot of land, or a large house on a smaller lot?

This might be interesting?

homefish 05-02-2009 11:05 AM

With a large lot, you can always expand the house. :D

pwhoolboom 05-02-2009 07:55 PM

Generally, large lot small house but it depends on what part of the country I'm living in...

DaveyDIY 05-02-2009 08:25 PM

Large lot is not very descriptive
To a friend in NH 5 acres is a small lot
Another friend in Montana has 100 acres
Around here 1/2 - 1 acre is a large lot

We have 1/2 acre - house was 1640 sq ft as purchased
By the time I'm done it will be close to 3000 sq ft

That's not counting the 24x36 garage, 7x10 lean-to greenhouse, 6x10 3 season front porch, 19x24 walk up attic, or the 1250 sq ft basement

GreenIsGood 05-03-2009 05:06 AM

Small houses cost so much less to operate and are so much easier to keep clean.

majakdragon 05-03-2009 09:11 AM

I have a 1-1/3 acre lot and a 2600 sq ft house plus a 30x50 shed. Lots seems smaller until you are mowing it.

dakuda 05-03-2009 11:09 AM

I hope to get a 1300sq ft house on about 2 acres, if I can sell my current home. That is plenty for me.

H4D 05-06-2009 04:38 AM

I prefer a larger house than a smaller one, but that's just me :)

Boyle 05-11-2009 08:26 PM

Large house smaller amount of land.

Aurorae 05-18-2009 05:04 PM

You can always add more to a small house if you have a lot of land! Property is much better than a big house.


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