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#BnS202 - A Fairy Tale Cottage
As you breeze into the studio after a two-hour lunch (you’re entitled!), you can’t help but be thankful that Rose is back from her vacation. You notice a very thin, plain looking young woman with a pleasant smile sitting quietly in the waiting area. Rose whispers, “She’s your 2 o’clock appointment. She got here an hour early!”
You whisper back, “Give me a minute, and then send her in.”
Rose escorts her into your office and offers her something to drink.
“Oh my!” she says, “I don’t know… I…” as if somehow asking for anything was the biggest imposition in the world.
You say to her, “I was just going to have a cup of tea. Will you join me?”
“Why yes, thank you. If it’s not too much trouble…”
“No trouble at all!” you reassure her.
As Rose is getting the tea, you take a quick glance at your appointment book and discover that the young woman sitting opposite you is one Louise Ehrmantraut.
“So, Ms Ehrmantraut,” you say as Rose serves the tea, “how may we help you?”
She sips her tea and takes a few moments to gather the courage to speak. “Well… I mean… that is, I heard that you help people with… well… not just rich people.”
“That’s right,” you smile. “We help people no matter what the budget.”
Finally, after a long pause and a few more sips of tea, she begins her story, “You should know that I work at the Willow Creek Nursing Home as an aide. I really love my work. I do! The residents are fascinating. Everyone has a story to tell. But there is—I should say—was a man there (he passed just a week ago) who was my favorite. I know I shouldn’t have favorites, but Jack Nimble was. He had the best stories about his life and I could sit for hours listening to him. Anyway, as I said, he passed recently.”
“I’m so sorry,” you murmur sympathetically.
“Thank you!” Louise smiles gratefully. “So I was surprised when a man in a suit showed up two days ago at the door of the trailer I rent in Oasis Springs. He said he was Frank O’Pinyon from the law firm of Dewey Cheatham & Howe. He said that Mr. Nimble had left me §20,000! I couldn’t believe it! I’ve never had any kind of money like that! And that got me thinking that I’d really like to get out of that trailer and buy a place of my own in Willow Creek so that I could walk to work. I know §20,000 isn’t very much, but…”
“We have worked with smaller budgets than that!” you interject. “What sort of a house would you like?”
“Well… I like to read, you know, fantasy and romance,” she smiles blushing. “I’ve always sort of pictured myself in a little cottage—sort of like in a fairy tale.” She blushes even more.
“That’s a lovely idea!” you reassure her again. “And a fitting tribute to your friend who left you the bequest.”
“Thank you! You’ve been so kind!”
You continue to discuss her needs, and as you see her out, you say to her, “Ms Ehrmantraut, you are about to become the heroine of your own story!”
Create a small, fairy tale cottage for Louise on a lot in Sunset Valley. The cottage needs a place for her to sleep, to cook, to eat, and to read. The lot should include at least one bookshelf and a toilet, sink and bathtub or shower. Suitable landscaping for a fairy tale cottage should also be included!
§20,000 = Lot Cost + Building Cost
Hint: when building a starter home, terrain paint and the debug menu (cheat: bb.showhiddenobjects) are your friends!
Create Louise Ehrmantraut. She is a young adult. Her aspiration is to be Super Popular, and she has the Bookworm trait. All other traits are up to you. Show her enjoying her new cottage and/or living life!
The deadline for this challenge is 1st June 2018 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EDT/New York Time]
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #202 - A Fairy Tale Cottage
NAME: your forum id
LINK TO LOT:
LINK TO MEDIA: your entry will be judged on your pictures
OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: if you entered the optional challenge, include a link here
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, or advanced
LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:
LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: tell us about your build, include any details and rationale that might not be obvious from your pictures
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes" if you'd like suggestions for improvement, "no" if you'd like only positive feedback
CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (limit 2)
A reminder to use the entry form as is. If you are adding any pictures, please limit them to two per entry post and place them at the bottom of the entry form.