I've always loved the way campers and boats make use of every little nook for storage. This story, as well as the m-ch got me thinking about plotting out really, really tiny living spaces (between 8x10 and 12x12). As with the designer in this article, a couple of my plans use a loft for sleeping and I have found the perfect staircase (I'm even envisioning cd/book storage built into the supports. Kitchen storage could be a bit of a concern but these guys seem to be well on the way to finding a solution. I like the idea, but of course I'd like to wash my dishes, and I'd like to be able to use them more than 100 times.
The great thing about a tiny cabin is that we'd still be coming home to our regular-sized house and the only hitch with a 10x12 cabin is finding room for the dog *g*.