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.