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By tovarichpeter   Follow   Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 12:43am PST   543 views   7 comments
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/us/building-homes-for-modern-multigenerational-families.html?hp&gwh=C6AC1FBF5968A1E0D27A365291601014

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zzyzzx   Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 8:19am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

We already have tens of millions of homes made for multigenerational housing. We call them McMansions

fedwatcher   Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 11:45am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

zzyzzx says

We already have tens of millions of homes made for multigenerational housing. We call them McMansions

Yup! The boomers were raised in 1,000 sf one bath homes and now live in 2,400sf three bath homes that can support three generations.

lostand confused   Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 11:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

fedwatcher says

Yup! The boomers were raised in 1,000 sf one bath homes and now live in 2,400sf three bath homes that can support three generations.

The funny thing is more people probably lived in the smaller homes than do in the McMansions!!

Peter P   Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 2:05pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

fedwatcher says

The boomers were raised in 1,000 sf one bath homes and now live in 2,400sf three bath homes that can support three generations.

I can use three baths myself.

lisalisa   Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 9:14pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 5

If you have the Family, more power to you.

Danaseb   Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 9:26pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 6

fedwatcher says

zzyzzx says

We already have tens of millions of homes made for multigenerational housing. We call them McMansions

Yup! The boomers were raised in 1,000 sf one bath homes and now live in 2,400sf three bath homes that can support three generations.

Don't point that out to them, least they start squealing about how they NEED their room and the younger generations, if they just applied themselves; could surely take advantage of the silver platter economics boomers had enjoyed in their youth.

zzyzzx   Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 10:05pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

fedwatcher says

Yup! The boomers were raised in 1,000 sf one bath homes and now live in 2,400sf three bath homes that can support three generations.

I thought that McMansions were typically larger than that.

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