Depending on the life stage you are in, how small a Maine home that works best for you varies.
While storks are flying over and adding to your collection of kids, more bedroom count gains appeal. When a mother in law needs living space of her own for independence. But still be within earshot for assistance. That expandable walk out, daylight Maine home cellar is a suddenly a hotly sought after house feature.
But when empty nest happens, the home in Maine that used to meet the living demand needs of the folks inside suddenly changes.
More time for outdoor where your real living room is kicks in. And downsizing to something more sensible on the maintenance segment of the wallet expenditures needs to happen. To reallocate the funds from the castle sale to other hobbies. Like a boat, plane, antique car, travel.
Especially with fixed, limited retirement income to see you out in comfort but efficiency in the roof overhead of your Maine home.
So how small, low a square footage of a Maine home could work with you?
Knowing the space inside the house is not so key when you plan to spend most of your time outside of the sticks and bricks.
Often the once enjoyed plenty of floors, high room and bathroom count, etc buffet of living space cues itself. When there was a price of time and money to maintain it. But the ROI is no longer worth it. That takes the edge off the appetite to contiue wearing that size of housing. Because it starts to steal, nibble away, put a kink in other areas of your precious life, resources. Like seasons, people's needs for Maine housing, homes does too.