A house doesn’t have to be big to be comfortable and liveable.

In fact the opposite is more likely to be true. Small spaces often feel cozy and comfortable.

A home is about quality and not quantity. Bigger is not better. Bigger is …well …just bigger. And more to clean, more to maintain and more space to collect things we probably don’t really need.

In her series of books titled, The Not So Big House, Sarah Susanka details how to build a home to suit those living in it. If design our home to suit our lives they can often be much smaller. If we build them smaller we can use our money to build in quality. We can also make choices ecological choices that we might other wise not be able to afford. Please check out The Not So Big House website or one of her books with a similar title. Some of her books are available in a public library near you.