So we have done it, we sold our good passive solar house with some tears in our eyes. Particularly the kids were quite sad. However we look forward to remodeling a 1960 Keith Hay home to a new standard.
While we have downgraded (for now) in terms of house, we have upgraded in the land. We moved from 809m2 to 35,000 m2. The plans are to have some more space for more fruit trees, a larger vege garden, some animals and space for some of the activities you simply cannot do in an urban environment: I want my forge back and do some archery.