For a temporary living situation I don't need much space. But when I am living in my house, in my gulch, I need alot of space. Besides regular living space, I need alot of storage, shop and garage space. Tools, supplies and food processing require space. Building a new house I sized it for 1 to 3 people. Main living space on one floor 1450'sq. full insulated heated basement 1450'sq. (storage and workshop w drivein door) entryway and closet (heated) 260'sq. attached garage (insulated) 900'sq. Looking at it I think the space will be about right. I also designed it so I could add on easily. Have you folks thought about how much space you would need in your ideal home gulch, assuming that you that it would be functioning as a homestead and not a bedroom to commute from. I have not figured in any space for animals.