My cousin has a plot of land where she has her house and across the dirt road that goes through the property her son has his house, his ex-wife has hers next door (though she moved recently) and her daughter has a house behind hers. Her other daughter lives in town, but it seems like a good arrangement. All but 3 of the grandchildren (the ones who live in town) come and go as they please to grandma's house.I had an interesting conversation with my oldest down in Florida on Thanksgiving. He has a small amount of acreage and, due to all that is going on right now, is raising chickens, rabbits to sell, and is looking into adding some of those small houses on the property for his kids.
We talked a bit about how families in the past had "generational" homes. Grandparents, kids and grandchildren all lived in one home. The sharing of resources helped all, and a kind of deep family roots were there. We grew away from that in the past, but I'm seeing a