The benefits of the dogtrot house design, which is also a classic part of Florida Cracker houses, is explained quite well in this video:
I’m planning to build a dogtrot house when we get our land, thanks in large part to my friend Sid who drafted up a beautiful plan for us. I had a general idea what I wanted but he made it amazing.
The smaller building in back is the kitchen. I’m still working on some final ideas there, like making it a kitchen/dining area all in one, but the main house is perfect. I’m also working on a good outhouse design.