Ravine (can't remember the co-ords , but from memory its on the way to the desert temple from spawn.
After starting at spawn , my first stop is the desert temple , from there i see the village , i continue alone that route south (sort of following the coast) till i come across this rather flat piece of land almost surrounded by water (which i completely separate from the land ) and build my house on it and walls around the edge so that i don't get wandering mobs coming in .
(where i build my house / home) -639x -168 z
as you can see it has just about everything you could need really close together
works on all seeds I've tried after and including 1,7,10 including 1.9 snapshots