For a more complex tutorial, could you consider teaching us how to make big columns or pillars that could be placed outside a grand gate; I can't seem to get them to look right. If anybody ever does, feel free to PM me.
I have now found myself using this more and more for my home when I first start a game. I've got the build down so I can get this started and up enough in my first day to use as a shelter my first night. It's small, but functional. And if you use the space right, you can fit quite a lot in this little cabin. I can fit my bed, a crafting table, furnace, large chest, small chest (if I need one), adn trap door to my mine under the house, all inside. I also have more chests in the mines for the dirt, sand, gravel, and cobble I accumulate, and a chest outside for my farming supplies.