It's always easy to design a home when you have all the space in the world, but what to do when you have no room to spare? For each round, you will be able to use any size/type lot you wish; but, there will be a "tile allottment" that you can't go over. There will also be furniture you need to fit into the space, but no actual spending limits.
Entries may be Sims 2 or Sims 3
One entry per contestant.
There will be no eliminations.
All forum rules apply.
No budget, so spend as you will!
If you have questions, please pm me!
Custom content is allowed.
NO photoshoping, except for creating collage photos.
If you need an extension you must PM at least 12 hours before the round ends.(Rounds end at 11:59:59 PM GMT-5 of the last day of the round.)
Picture requirements for each round:
1)1 Overview of Exterior. (Entire lot, not an aerial.)
2)1 Areial of each floor, not to exceed 3.
3)Up to 4 Photos, which can be collages; featuring interior, exterior and any other special lot features. For a total of up to 8.
Applications: Single Life: January 22 to January 29
Round 1: And Baby Makes Three: January 30 to February 5
Round 2: Balet, Soccer Practice, Mini Van; Oh My!: February 6 to February 12
Round 3: The Kids Are Gone!!! *Knock, Knock* : February 13 to February 19
Round 4: All That's Old, Is New Again : Febuary 20 to February 26
Using no more than 35 tiles, design a home for a single sim. You may design in any style, on any lot, any number of floors. You must include the following items at a minimum, feel free to add more if you can! You may add outside terraces/decks in keeping with the scale of the home, and any landscaping/amenities you wish.
Double Bed- Accessable from both sides!
Table w/4 chairs
Scores will be based 45/45 on Beauty and Creativity. There will be an additional 1 point added for the first 5 tiles "under budget" (ie: for the application, if you use only 30 tiles, you will get 5 points, and if you use 32 tiles, you will get 3, etc.) and up to 5 "free points" for each judge to allocate as they wish.
Judge 1) baratron
Judge 2) Vampire of Death
Judge 3) appelsapgodin
I've playtested this lot, and everything seems accessible, though some of the clutter may make it hard to use some items now. I saw that CC was allowed, so I used a custom 1-tile desk - just couldn't manage to fit a 2-tile one in! I used the full 35 tiles. Boy, this was hard.....
I have edited this because I changed the house. I took way more photos too, so I made a few collages.
Let me know if I need to change anything! :-)
**EDIT** I just re-playtested it, and she can get to everything and use everything, despite the clutter. I have added a laptop on the desk and she can use that too.
**EDIT 2** I've changed the pictures, because I changed the house a bit. The basic layout's still the same, but I did some more landscaping outside and changed some of the wall paint. I hope the collages are ok.
@ sandymdh - I made it look easy?! Only because you didn't see how long it took me to squeeze everything in! I must've redone the layout at least a dozen times before I made everything fit.... I love your castle, by the way. I can imagine it wouldn't be quite what one expected if one was told that one had inherited a castle, but I think it's pretty cute! :-D
Thanks Lauratje86 for making that look so easy when it really isn't :-)
I am very busy making a new world - though a historically themed one so thought I'd kill 2 birds with one stone and build a house I can use in it as well as enter here. It's a Sims 3 one so I do have the luxury of CAS. Amazingly it's actually all routable - I even have a pic of my Sim brushing her teeth to prove a 4 tile bathroom can work!
My sim was a little disappointed when she arrived in France to view the 'castle' she had been left in a distant relative's will but is settling in and appreciates it's shabby but luxurious style.
Sorry to do a quick edit-and-run this morning without posting, but I hadn't looked out the window yet, and suddenly realised I heard snow being shoveled. Looked out and saw that I had to go dig the car out as we had gotten more snow overnight, snow that was originally "scheduled" for Wednesday AM, and which we are now also supposed to get Weds PM too, we shall see...
Anyhow, thanks for the new entries! Some of you may want to double check your entries. Still looking for another judge.
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Deep in the heart of the Three Lakes clearing, this charming
pine cabin offers an affordable way to live in the heart of the
woods. Features include a kitchenette with traditional stove
and hand-crafted furniture made from local Three Lakes' pine.
26th Jan 2011 at 6:39 PM
Last edited by ilovesrk : 27th Jan 2011 at 3:03 PM.
Uhm... you still need a judge, right? Can that judge be me? Oh, and is it a problem that I don't play The Sims 3? I'm planning on buying it, but I think that won't happen until after the contest is over, because I haven't played The Sims 2 for two years (4-year-old laptop, father too stingy to buy a new one), so now that I'll finally be able to (my new brand new desktop will be here in a few days), I just don't feel like playing The Sims 3, all I can think about is good old TS2! I can still look at TS3 lots' pictures, rate everything and all, I just won't be able to playtest lots, if that's required. So... can I be a judge? :D
ETA: I looooove small lots and I have lots of free time, if that helps. (:
May I ask for clarification? Do all the listed items have to appear inside the 35 squares of house, or is it permissible to have, say, an outdoor table and chair set (maybe on a porch/verandah) as the table and four chairs? In the sense of what would logically exist. I'm very interested in taking this contest up, but I want to make sure my ideas are OK as there isn't much time left on this round.
Sorry I haven't gotten back sooner, Spent a couple hours shoveling snow, 'cause the grounds crew did such an f-ing poor job. Granted, we are at record-breaking levels of snow, but still... Then I needed a nap, for SIX!!! hours! OI!!
pandoransark Let me know Saturday if you still need that extension, if we haven't gotten at least 10 entries, I'll brobably be extending apps through Round One.
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