Back in the 1800’s into the 1940’s, three generations in one big household was the norm. On farms, like The Walton’s,you need all the help you could to run the farm, raise the family and the crops, critters. It was out of economical need to that you needed the support of the entire family to handle the chores, the set backs cause by weather and / or poor market conditions.
Now with fewer farmers, families living with grandmother and grandfather to help raise the grand children is not common on farms. But the trend to seeing multi units bought and families living together rather than strangers may again be economical feasible and the norm. Here is a three unit where your parents live on the ground floor, you live on the second and your favorite uncle lives in the 3rd floor efficiency. Enjoy the show. $119,900.

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers