All depends..... I am in USA, have 1.5 Acres of land but a standard house size and my wife is asking me all the time..... " Where the heck will you place them? "
My answer : Would you like to buy a bigger house....and then I run... Ha Ha Ha .
Its not about the country, its about the house you can afford. I spent 2 years living in Dilbeck (Brussels, Belgium). The house I was renting was the same house size I own now in USA, But almost no land arround. I was surrounded by bigger houses.
But I have to recognize that in average, outside the city, houses are bigger in USA than in Belgium.
Also I have to recognize that AL, Occre, Amanti, Corel, Mantua/Sergal and others have pretty big models too. 10 or 20 cm shorter will not change a space issue.
Ps: my solution to the space issue is to built them as Almiranty style. No mast and ropes or just the main masts. If you enrich the decks details you can have a superb model without all the space that the mast take. Think about it.