November 09, 2010

A mystery to me

Image by way of wikipedia.

You wouldn't think of West Virginia as having a lot of McMansions, but we do here and there, even though the real estate bust has taken its toll.

Here's the part I don't get. Given the choice, why would anybody sink big bucks into a huge house that is closely surrounded on all sides by other McMansions? This is the hillbilly in me talking, but I'd rather have some elbow room and land in a smaller place than a huge house in what looks to me like a trailer park for rich people.

Besides, where would you keep the goats, chickens, turkeys and peacocks?

NOTE: El Cabrero is on the road this week at a polcy wonk conference so there won't be much in the way of links for a few days.

1 comment:

Hollowdweller said...

Good point.

Is there any choice??

Where is the new small 3 bedroom house??

Where is the new "Chevette" small cheap and easy to work on??

With the whole housing crisis thing we keep hearing about people buying way bigger house than they could afford resulting in forclosure. However what's left out is did they have any choice??