I've recently seen a couple of "Off the grid town" designs/plans. From what I can see they allocate very little space for each domicile and that got me thinking. How much space does the average person need in order to feel comfortable and stress-free.
I'm pretty sure the "mini hotel rooms" from Japan are far too small. Who Needs a Mini Fridge Anyway, Right? | Asia Society
I'm also quite certain that several thousand square feet (200+ sq m) per person is excessive unless each person is growing food using part of that space or some other activity.
What is the ideal amount of space per person? What is the benefit of having a small space (force one to engage in social activities) versus the psychological issues caused by being in a relatively cramped space - aka cabin fever.