Well, I finally started carving out a little piece of home on the server.
It's a tiny, unassuming hovel, but like Heward's Handy Haversack, it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!
Stepping outside, you don't have to walk too far to find some natural, scenic vistas.
As a matter of chance, I seem to have made my hovel a halfway point between civilization and the dwelling of another (possibly paranoid) recluse. If I've inadvertantly pointed the way to your hidden retreat, then I do apologize. I had no idea it was out there, until well after I'd finished the walls and floor of Heward's Handy Hovel.
I'm personally thinking of tunnelling into the bay south of my hovel and going the underwater dome route for a more permanent dwelling. I'll have to find a far-off desert and dig the whole thing up to make the glass, but the work makes the payoff that much greater in the end.