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I can understand living in a tiny house in, say, Tokyo, where the building lots are extremely small and extremely expensive. But why on earth would you only build a 200 square foot house on a 5-acre plot. I could build that Utah "house" myself for under $5000 but why would I pay nearly 200,000 for that much property and then only spend $5000 on the actual house? It doesn’t make any sense, unless there are some local building codes that keep you from building anything bigger. Even a vacation cabin should be at least twice that big.
Having always felt that the whole "celebrity home" deal was a big waste of valuable time and money to just show off... I find her home a bit extreme the other way.
I do agree that this country is steeped in to much excess and we need to consider living with less and within our means. So, if this is within her means.. then I say live and let live.
If every average joe lived on cash, within our means, I bet tons of people would be in homes of less than say.. 1200 square feet?
I raised 3 children happily within a 900 square foot home, one bath, one tv, no cable, no land line phone, and often no car! And I paid cash for everything pretty much.
I would love to know how others "got by".