I don't know why I am so freaking excited about our future home's storage space but wanted to share this shot:
Over 1700 sq foot of a 3 foot crawlspace under our entire new home which the home inspector said there is zero moisture or creepy crawlies down there! There is even a light with access off my laundry room. Of course, to be on the safe side anything going into crawlspace will be in rubbermaid containers (I already own about 10 used for storage/recycling/moving) to ensure it is safe.
If downsizing, remember, storage space is still incredibly important! And might I add not one extra dollar was spent on house to get this gigantic storage space!