After living for awhile on a 20′ Flicka sailboat (Dave’s) and a 27′ Bristol sailboat (mine), both with an 8′ beam, we don’t seem to need big living areas. We spent 14 years in a very rustic, very small, “shack” after we decided to leave the boating life. Now we live in a small house that we built ourselves – nail by nail. We used a portable sawmill to mill the frames from the trees we cleared for pasture. I wimped out on the roofing – it’s a LONG way down – and friends came over to help with that chore. A sheep buyer was here today and said “what a nice cabin”. Cabin? It’s a house.