We live in a small place. Our house is 1250 sq ft. I have always used the front porch for making things. Not very much of an entry way, but what ever.
Most of the year it is actually too cold to spend much time there comfortably, so I enjoy the heck out of the warm weather when it finally arrives. Of course I share the space, with the cat box and the front door and Mike’s tools. But I love it nonetheless and I am happy here.