Living in A Small House, Why Not? (1)

new house 2When they were first married 28 years ago, Lane and Denise Cavalieri Fike bought what they could afford: a 12-foot-wide, 5-room, brick house built in 1835 for $50,000. Two sons and several large dogs later, the Fikes are still in that house, although it has undergone several transformations in those nearly three decades. The fruit of their many labors is likely worth more than the $400,000 median price of comparable but grander houses in their neighborhood.

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