I recently responded to a survey on Tiny Choices, a blog I follow:

geoffreysurvey.JPGVital statistics (name, age, location, link to website/blog)?
Geoffrey, age 45, Sebastopol, CA, USA. Blog: West of the Laguna

How do you reside (apartment or house, roommates)?
My family of 3 lives in a 911 sq. ft. house in downtown Sebastopol.

Are your housing decisions dictated by choice or necessity? Please explain.
Housing prices in our area are quite high, so that was definitely a big factor when we bought the house 4 years ago — it was the cheapest one that had any appeal in the area over a period of several months. That said, we probably would have chosen it even so, since the lot has a fair amount of open space even though it’s also tiny (no garage!), the house is located in cool neighborhood close to shops, and has character (wraparound porch, built in 1910 as a workman’s cottage).

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