Hawkeswood Station also gives the feel of a place without a surfeit of storage. Being here with the girls will be an experiment in de-crufting on a massive level. While I will never reach the point of being able to live out of an RV, I think I can end up with a lot less stuff. Bringing the girls along for the ride will be a tougher matter. I'll do my best to lead by example and work on clearing out the stuff they can't wear and expand from there.
The other thing to get used to here is the environmental controls. This place is pretty old school: window AC units and a few electric baseboard heaters scattered around the place. Since I am in the GHI section, which is a co-op, the rules of changing the place are convoluted. I'm still pondering what might be the best way to heat the place from both a cost and efficiency PoV. So I'll be curious to see how the winter turns out.
Another parallel to the ISS - the difficulties for modifications at GHI are even more so for any expansions, which I would really like to do. Adding a toilet/shower to the first floor is almost mandatory (someday one or both of the girls might develop obsessive hygiene) and is pretty easy from an co-op approval standpoint. Expanding the first floor for a bedroom (something I'd like/want/need if this place became a home for the latter years) is much tougher.
However, that's a bit down the road. Now is trying to cull the herd of stuff and working to avoid too much in the attic - or anywhere else for that matter.