What size house do you live in?

Tara - posted on 03/08/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have 6 children: 3 are biologically mine and I also have 3 children who are in foster care and live with us full time.



I am wondering what size house do other large families live in? We have plans to build on to ours but it seems like that day never comes around! I want one more baby but Im wondering how big of a headache I am going to give myself when we run out of space in this house!



we have a bungalow with 1100ft2 upstairs and a finished basement. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 family rooms and a small kitchen and split entrance. (horrible). They two boys share a room, the baby is with us right now and I have 3 girls who each have their own rooms.



The last bit of space i have is a storage room that i could potentially make into a bedroom if need be....

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Louise - posted on 07/02/2012

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We have 7 children and we live in a 6 bed house.My 2 girls of 3 and 7 years share a room.My baby of 8 months has just gone in a room next to mine.My 2 year old son has his own room,my 12 year old son has his own room,and my 6 and 9 year old share.Which leaves a room for us,and thats horrible for me as we down sized in january just to get to the location we wanted.Ived lost a playroom,my kitchens smaller ,ive lost a down stairs bathroom although we still have 2bathrooms up stairs. and my dining room is smaller.The garden is the hardest part to lose though as we had a massive garden and field as well.
We are thinking of more children though so will definitly have to move to bigger house again.I suppose though looking at some of the responses i should shut up moaning as people manage with 7 kids in a tiny home.

Shannon - posted on 04/09/2012

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I have 8 children in a house just under 2800 square feet. We make it all work. We are now down to 6 with one on the way, my oldest to our in college and Air force now. My oldest son at home has his own room. Our only daughter left at home has her own room. we converted our garage and the younger boys all share their room. It is set up to sleep seven if need be. The baby still sleeps with us but will transition soon to boys room since a new baby is on the way. We make it all work. we have 2 living areas, toy room and one bedroom was turned into office/school room also have a small kitchen and squeeze around a table made for 6, but it works. We really make it all work nicely.

Susan - posted on 04/04/2012

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i have 7 children nd a husband currently living in a 2bedroom looking for a 5 bedroom tho

Casey - posted on 03/30/2012

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Well out living situation isnt ideal. There is a total of 5 of us living in a 2 bedroom apt. witch is only zoned as a one. We are in one room and the kids are in the big room. We have 3 kids ages 4(boy) 4(boy) and 7(girl). The room they are in has a huge walk-in closet. That is our daughter "room" she has all her toys, a desk for writing and drawing and all of her clothes. Thats the only room that the boys arent aloud in. That way she has a space of her own. We are working on getting a house so that our daughter can have her own room. But due to a few things are are kinda stuck in this too small apt. in a not so good area of town.

We hope to be able to find a house in a year. But then again we said that last summer. Hopefully it really will be a year this time.

User - posted on 03/24/2012

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I have a small house with 5 kids and my mother me and dh.It is less then 1000sf .3 bedrooms ,1 for the kids ,1 for my mother and 1 for me and dh. We have a small kitchen,decent sized dinning room and a ok living room and 1 bathroom. .Sometimes its rough but it definitly keeps everyone togetther .Also it is where all of the neighbor kids want to be so there is usually double the kids here.

Robin - posted on 03/11/2012

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Sounds like you have your house and your hands full!!! The size of the house you live in doesn't really matter as long as you are all happy. More room can be a positive or a negative depending on how you look at it.... More room, more area to keep clean, but more room gives everyone their own space which we all need. More room can sometimes divide a family and make it easier for someone to disconnect and not be involved. There are lots of way to organize small spaces to maximize the space you have. Hope this helps!!

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