For the last several months (2 years now?) I have talked about how we are eventually going to downsize. Kids are making their way in life, and the house is way more space/responsibility than what we want at this time in our lives. Downsizing. We have spent a lot of time pondering on what our next home should look like. It's a big decision. Some ideas were: Invest in a Duplex; live on one side and rent the other? Build a small bungalow with an in-law suite? And so much more.