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Once upon a time I lived in a large house of 4,100 square feet in Sydney, Australia.
I seemed to spend a lot of time and money cleaning and maintaining such a residence and eventually decided to downsize to a more manageable one.
I sold the property and bought one of just 1,800 square feet. Living alone I soon realized that this house was also too large for my needs.
So I decided to downsize again and move to the country. I was approaching retirement and so spent many hours looking at houses on the internet.
I found a small two bedroom house that was built in 1990 and was a copy of a traditional miners cottage and was just 585 square feet in size.
Simple Living in 585 Square Feet After Downsizing
It was on a quarter acre block of land in a small town of just 1000 people and 500ks from Sydney. The town was picturesque and the locals very friendly.
There was a supermarket, a bank, two doctors, and numerous other small businesses.
I drove up to the property and met the agent there. I loved the house immediately and purchased it.
Six weeks later I moved in and have now been here for two years.
Living small allows me the time to follow my other interests. The upkeep and council rates are lower than Sydney by a long way and heating and cooling the house is simple and not costly.
This lifestyle is not for everyone and I have called the house “L’Hermitage” which explains that I enjoy my own company, and am not a party goer. This is the best move I have yet made in my life.
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