Big houses like colonial and farmhouses are ideal for raising a family. However, if your children have grown up and moved out of the house or you don’t plan to have kids, then it might be more practical to live in a smaller space. There are plenty of compact housing options that will feel like as much of a home as any larger house.
Travel the Country In an RV
Living without children gives you the freedom to travel to places you’ve never been to before. Once you’ve sold your home, use that money to buy an RV, gas and tourist experiences across the country. Experience the San Antonio River Walk, Houston Space Center and Alamo in Texas and spend the nights resting up in Kemah camping. If you’d rather spend your nights partying, travel to Las Vegas and hit up all the hottest casinos, night clubs and shows.
Join the Tiny House Nation
Tiny houses are becoming a popular lifestyle choice. They are built in the same structures as regular sized houses. However, they are much more compact. They consist of a kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom all in a space the size of a single room. While they are very cost-efficient, they are not for people who get anxious in tight spaces or have a lot of possessions.
Rent an Apartment or Condo
If you’re looking to cut your commitments to owning a house or want to save money, consider renting an apartment or condo. If you have a desire to try urban living, rent an apartment in a busy city like Chicago, Boston or New York City. Renting a condo is a great way to meet new people in common room spaces. Renting gives you the flexibility to move and find a new place if you don’t end up loving it.
While moving and downsizing can be a scary experience, using these tips can help you find a new living arrangement that is a perfect fit.