The simple answer to this is absolutely! Are there sacrifices? Yes. My family and I think they’re worth it to save energy (money) and to have a home that is paid for.
For three years we have lived in a manufactured home with a mortgage. It’s twenty years old, won’t last until it’s paid off, and is too big for us. It’s a little less than 1,200 square feet.
When my husband and I started designing our dream home we knew that we didn’t need a big house. We don’t do much inside, especially our kids. We basically need a place to stay dry when it rains, places to sleep, and somewhere I can write and do other hobbies. I don’t need a room for this, just a desk.
We are praying that our house is done in March because we are ready to move in. I’m excited to share it with you all. My goal is to eventually write a book about the process because I don’t want to fill the blog with it. At the same time I want to encourage others to take a leap of faith and see where you end up. You may be surprised!