What I liked very much about the Netherlands when I first came into contact was their rather small houses. It makes you wanna go out sooner or later. Coming from a rather big house I found it very enjoying not staying home for too long. Houses can be great covers from stormy weather and so on but they should be social covers. Of course, there are disadvanteges of small houses.
[I was just sitting for a shit and now the hole smell enters my room.]