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Sheri Koones and her husband lived in a 6,800 square foot house in Greenwich, Conn., but then the kids moved out and their house was just too big. So they downsized. I spoke with Koones (also a Forbes.com contributor) about her new book Downsize: Living large in a small house (The Taunton Press, Oct. 2019) and her experience and those of others who have taken the plunge.
Why did you write this book?
Over the years, I’ve become more and more interested in houses that are energy efficient, sustainable and right-sized. As I’ve been writing and doing research for my columns and books, I’ve seen a trend toward smaller houses and have been interested in how people are able to move from larger houses to smaller ones and still feel very comfortable and happy.
Condé Nast Traveler again lists Greenville as one of America’s best small cities, according to the venerable travel magazine’s 2021 readers’ choice awards.
Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of K-12 independent schools based in North Carolina, announced on April 27 it will open within the Hartness community in Greenville in 2023.