At first you were allowed to place as many houses as you could afford. Then it was cut down to 1 house per character. Then it was made so you could only have 1 house per shard. Today you are only allowed one house per account. I don't think it is good for the game anymore that bigger house = more storage. If players were allowed to place smaller houses, they could live next to their friends. That can help build community. For example, I would like some people to live next to me but there is no room for max storage plots. It is also making the UO landscape quite dull to only see huge houses everywhere. There would be two ways of going about making such a change. You could either grant all houses the same storage as a 18x18 (Keep and Castle retain same storage). Or they could add a method to obtain additional storage up to at least what an 18x18 provides. The most obvious method being you pay gold for it. I think changes to house storage would help at least a little bit in creating static communities once again.