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Unread 05-23-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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70 people would feel very crowded in an 8,000 square foot house.

Take a 2500 sq. ft. house... comfortable for up to 5-6 people
A 5000 sq. ft. house, up to about 12-13 people.
A 7500 sq. ft. house, 20-24 people.

70 people in an 8,000-10,000 sq. ft. house... enough room to comfortably live? Highly unlikely.
And the above is one of the reasons why large expensive homes are being built instead of smaller more affordable homes. Think about what one person really needs to be comfortable. One bedroom,...large enough for a bed, closet, and dresser. One kitchen,...large enough to cook and to place a table for eating. One bathroom,...large enough for a standing single person shower, toilet, and sink. And a living area large enough for chairs and maybe a TV. There are people who live in less than 500 sqft home and are comfortable. There are people who live in a 2500 sqft home and think it's way too small. What's next? A home that takes up an acre by itself for one person?
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Unread 05-23-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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And the above is one of the reasons why large expensive homes are being built instead of smaller more affordable homes. Think about what one person really needs to be comfortable. One bedroom,...large enough for a bed, closet, and dresser. One kitchen,...large enough to cook and to place a table for eating. One bathroom,...large enough for a standing single person shower, toilet, and sink. And a living area large enough for chairs and maybe a TV. There are people who live in less than 500 sqft home and are comfortable. There are people who live in a 2500 sqft home and think it's way too small. What's next? A home that takes up an acre by itself for one person?
All you really need is one room say 6ft x 8 ft to do everything in with a hose to spray you off every morning.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Planted trees
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Unread 05-25-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Homeless
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The planet is too majestic for humans to actually truly do major harm without it correcting itself via natural disasters and other situations.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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All you really need is one room say 6ft x 8 ft to do everything in with a hose to spray you off every morning.
That's true.
If 2 people like living in a, say, 2500 sq. ft. house and can afford it, what's wrong with that? Nothing.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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And the above is one of the reasons why large expensive homes are being built instead of smaller more affordable homes. Think about what one person really needs to be comfortable. One bedroom,...large enough for a bed, closet, and dresser. One kitchen,...large enough to cook and to place a table for eating. One bathroom,...large enough for a standing single person shower, toilet, and sink. And a living area large enough for chairs and maybe a TV. There are people who live in less than 500 sqft home and are comfortable. There are people who live in a 2500 sqft home and think it's way too small. What's next? A home that takes up an acre by itself for one person?
How does the above (what I outlined) show that large expensive homes are being built?

The average household has 3-4 people and the average house is somewhere around 2500 sq. ft.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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The planet is too majestic for humans to actually truly do major harm without it correcting itself via natural disasters and other situations.


Please tell us you're not serious.
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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The average household has 3-4 people and the average house is somewhere around 2500 sq. ft.
Wow. Really? If so I'd think that's skewed by people with ridiculously big homes. 2500 is a big home to most people. I wonder what the median size is?
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Wow. Really? If so I'd think that's skewed by people with ridiculously big homes. 2500 is a big home to most people. I wonder what the median size is?
2500 sq. ft. is not all that big when 3-4 (or more) people live in it.

I think median size home is somewhere around that figure (2500).
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Unread 05-25-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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I completely disagree. I have a friend with a home about that size, family of 4. They have tons of room, including a large formal LR and DR. Way more than they need. I came from a large family and our house was larger than most and scarcely that big. I think it's an indication of how our standard of living is so high now that home sizes have (apparently) exploded and yet people scarcely even notice; it's taken for granted.
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