Made a small house just east of the spawn on Frontier, bordering the forest and swamp. Currently surrounded by cacti as I had a bit of a spider plague.. Will replace them with a suitable wall when I get the time. Have also just reached bedrock below and set up a couple farms of wheat and sugar cane at ground level. Will have some bread to give back to the community chests too soon. Also planning to build a small sailing ship in the bay next to the house if there are no objections and I find the time..
Only been here a couple days and it's the longest i've gone on an SMP server without having my chests looted. Loving it.