If I was to build a home it might look like this
With just my wife and I we wouldn't need a very big home. And the home in this photo might just be that perfect home to build in Alaska. I like all the windows and being a glass installer (glazier) for 40 years all the windows in this home would be very cheap because I would install them.
I also love the patio porch that goes around the whole home because when I build this home in Alaska this would be perfect for all the mountain views from our property.