Rob calls this our prison room.
The "crawl space" of our house is taller than I am. You enter it from the back yard, not from the house, so I've taken to calling it a detached basement.
Since we have to redo our foundation, we have decided to dig this out enough for it to be real living space.
We'll live in the house while the work is being done and then move into this new, downstairs living area while the "upstairs" is redone.
Originally we wanted to wait until the foundation/basement was complete and move directly into this new space, but the recent break-in has made us anxious to make our presence felt. We even threw a small party this past weekend, partially to let friends see it before we transformed it and partially to send a message to the neighborhood kids that the house is NOT deserted.