My wife and I currently live in a 2400 sq foot home. we Have 1 teen, and 3 animals living here. Looking at being empty nesters soon we started to look at our life and saw that we spend a huge amount of our money yearly on maintaining and operating this HUGE home. electric bills running over $150-$220 a month, Heating is cheaper as it is highly insulated. Our average monthly heating bill this year in mid michigan with the average temp this winter at 19 Deg F and being on the lake-shore with a non stop wind we averaged $90.00 a month for heating costs. We have a low maintaince home, the exterior is all brick and real stone unlike the fake stuff found on homes built in the past 15 years around here.
I gave up my Corporate career and payscale so I could have time to myself and for my family, downsized my life so I had more time for me. It's now time to downsize our home as well. This blog will chronicle the next two years as we go from the typical american family living in excess to the efficient family living in the amount of space we need and not only reducing our impact around us but save ourselves a load of cash ever single day.