Someone asked me the other day if I would consider living in a "tiny house" - those 250ish square foot little homes. Absolutely not unless I was living alone and in a great location where I could be outdoors a lot.
However we are going down to about 60% of what we live in now. Our current house is almost 2400 square feet. We bought it when one son was in high school and it worked for us, but our 1700 square foot house (in a more expensive market) before that worked well for 4 of us. It was all about the layout and the ability to live outside as well or not as is the case here.
Of course until recently we all left all day 5 days a week too whereas going forward we will be retired and home more often.
The homes where we are planning to move are just over 1400 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a den, living and dining rooms and patios. Plenty of space for us and for our family and friends to visit. We could go smaller but want the flexibility of what these models offer.
If you have downsized in retirement how much smaller did you go and why? If you are only considering it, what are your thoughts?