My early childhood was spent living in a tiny farm house (not this one but certainly no bigger). I have never lived in anything anyone would consider a large house. The house we own right now is 1020 sq ft. Small. Below average. (Average being 2250 sq ft from 2011 statistics for Canada and U.S.)
I see some of these new big beautiful homes being built and I am envious and think that perhaps we should sell ours and buy something bigger. But then I remember that our mortgage will be paid off soon and that I could retire in a smaller cozy home or keep working for another 20 years in order to pay off the mortgage on a big new beautiful home.
Besides, it's not the size of the home that matters, it's the amount of love that is inside it right?
Plus...I can't keep the dust bunnies tamed in my house now, what would I do if I had a bigger one???
Now don't get me wrong, if the opportunity ever arrived where we could buy a big new home but not have a huge mortgage with it, I would totally jump at it. I would just make sure I could also hire a maid to dust once a week. ;)