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Dare #27: Just for me

Hi guys, this is a bit late again, but there's plenty of time left in February to try this challenge if you want. ;)

For this month, we'll building a house especially designed for any of the bin families.

It can be a bin family native to a particular hood (like Singles or Capp) or any of the EPs bin Families like the Traveller. Which family is up to you, but it must a bin family without a house (not Kim, for example) and you must build the house for that family alone, keeping in mind all their family members and needs.

Your only restriction is the size of the lot you can use, according to the number of members in each family (including pets, jic, tho the only family with pet and w/o a house would be Cyd)
If the family has 1 or 2 members only you can only use a small lot.
If the family has 3 to 4 members you can use up to a medium lot
If the family has 5 or more members you could use a  large lot
(though personally I think large lots are way too big for residential houses, so you can of course use a med. lot too, but you have the option)

The final prize of the house doesn't matter and you don't have to actually move the family in either. Just build the house with them in mind.

You must however start with a empty lot or, if building from scratch is too hard and/or you want some base to start with, you could start with any maxis premade unoccupied lots in either the bin or the hoods, but it must be visibly altered. You can't simply pick a preexisting lot and just place furniture on it and you can't use downloaded houses either.

And remember that Dare 26: Second Chances is still on throughout this month, if you want to try that one instead. (or do both!)

Both challenges are due by the end of February

Any questions, doubts or concerns please don't hesitate to ask or say something here.

Have fun!

Comments

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meetme2theriver
Feb. 8th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, this fits perfectly with an idea I've had in mind, but have been very unsure about whether I should be going with or not ('cause I don't need to be starting new projects... again), but perhaps this is a sign. :D

(Also, should the middle one say 3 to 4 members...?)

Edit: Oh, and are custom lot sizes allowed? Like say, 1x2?

Edited at 2012-02-08 01:11 pm (UTC)
aledstrange
Feb. 8th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
oops, Right! Fixed, thank you! :D

I'd love to see what you do. The idea is to have a very open building challenge to vary a bit (All the building challenges so far have been a bit too restricted, apparently lol)

Edit to answer. I didn't even know there are custom lot sizes out there, Are they classified as Small/Med/large too? If so that would do perfectly fine (if not then just make sure the lot size is in right range, like if it's 1x2 it would be small, and so)

Edited at 2012-02-08 01:18 pm (UTC)
meetme2theriver
Feb. 8th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
The custom lot sizes have all been shrunk (or extended) with the LotAdjuster, I believe. So they appear in the regular lot bin, not in the empty lot bin, unfortunately. But yeah, it should be easy enough to calculate what range they would fall into. :) I only ask 'cause I rarely build (new) houses on anything much larger than 2x2 - 3x3 anyway, and sometimes I like working with even smaller sizes. ;)
aledstrange
Feb. 8th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree about the lot sizes. I also rather regular residential lots to be small-ish, but here you have the option. (So if anyone wants to build a mansion for Albany's family or a huge farming lot for the Ottomas, they can ;))
meetme2theriver
Feb. 8th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with. :)
simtopi
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Wooo! Building challenge, you know I'm down with this! Now to choose the lucky household. :p
simtopi
Feb. 12th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I havent decided on the family yet but I have a question. Can it be a dorm in the case of uni bin sims, or a place with a working business or does it have to be a residential only place?
aledstrange
Feb. 12th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
The idea is to create a place for he bin-sims to live in.

So if you want to try YAs from the bin you could do a dorm (I didn't even think about the so thank for mentioning it), and you can make a "home with a home-business" if you think that would work for your sim (for someone like Chester or cyd could be really cool, for example), as long as it is a "home" for that sim (I mean, not like an office with bed to sleep in, when he/she has too much work lol)
krolowa_francji
Feb. 19th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Can I combine two bin families? For example, move in Ajay with Cyd and build them a shared pad?
aledstrange
Feb. 20th, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
Yes you can. :)
It was mentioned in this post with extra notes about the challenge:
http://maxis-taste.livejournal.com/174171.html
krolowa_francji
Feb. 20th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Oops, sorry, didn't think to look there. Thank you!
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