Matt and I bought our tiny little condo (834 square feet) in July 2006. We planned on being there for about a year while Matt finished up his computer networking degree. As it turns out, we really enjoyed condo living (no yard to maintain!) and ended up staying there for seven years.
In late 2013, we finally gave up condo living and bought a house, a 1948 fixer upper that sits on one acre of land. It’s still very much a work in progress, and just like the condo, I’m tackling this house pretty much by myself. Unlike the condo, which was mostly just updating ugly, outdated finishes, the house has required much more extensive work, including a down-to-the-studs gut job and complete remodel of the kitchen and a bathroom. I’m learning as I go, and (generally) having fun doing so!