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Sims 4 Build-n-Share Challenge #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII **7th March 2018**

BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
edited February 22 in The Sims 4 Lots
#BnS89 - The Hawthorne Project - VIII

You are sat at your desk, just staring into space when Karl's knock brings you back to the present. He brings in today's post and your first cup of coffee. You leaf through all the usual circulars and bills until you find an envelope with your name styled in fancy calligraphy, curious, you open it. It's a thank you card from your previous client, Louise Ehrmantraut.

"That's so very sweet of her." You think to yourself, so much of life these days is electronic, it's lovely to have thankyou that you can hold in your hand.

Speaking of electronic, you wonder if the email you were expecting arrived while you were daydreaming. Taking a sip of the coffee that Karl bought you, you open your email client and there it is, sat at the top of your emails.

We have the next Hawthorne Legacy candidate's details for you.

Name: Abagail Unruh
Traits: Neat, Family oriented, Perfectionist
M/F/TG: F
Aspiration: Super Parent (or Big Happy Family if you do not have the parenthood game pack)
Occupation (Or Former Occupation): Stay at home mom/housewife

Spouses Name:
M/F/TG:
Traits:
Aspiration:
Occupations (Or Former Occupation):


Child 1 Name: Lily Unruh
Child 1 M/F/TG: F/Teenager
Child 1 Traits: Creative, Music Lover
Child 1 Aspiration: Musical Genius

Child 2 Name: Byron Unruh
Child 2 M/F/TG: M/Teenager
Child 2 Traits: Active, Loves the Outdoors
Child 2 Aspiration: Bodybuilder

Child 3 Name: Chloe Unruh
Child 3 M/F/TG: F/Child
Child 3 Traits: Genius
Child 3 Aspiration: Whiz Kid

Further children please list below:


Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and your family if appropriate, and why you are applying to The Hawthorne Project.

Hi. I am Abagail Unruh. I met my husband Micah in high school. He was captain of the football team and I was captain of the cheerleading squad. It was expected that we would date. I feel head over heels for Micah, who was so loving and kind and gentle. There were no signs of the man I now know. We were married right out of high school. Lily and Byron were born within a year of our wedding, and are now 15. Chloe was born when the twins were 7. When the twins were 9 and Chloe was 2, Micah got injured on the field, and could no longer play football. He started drinking and has been so angry ever since. He drank his way through all the money he earned playing football. When the money started to run low he got even angrier. The first time he hit me I was so shocked I didn't know what to do. I thought it was just a one-time thing because of the stress he was under. Then it happened again and again. He never did anything in front of the kids. It was always when we were alone, or in our room. I stayed because I didn't want anyone to know. I was so ashamed and was sure I had done something wrong every time. Then one day Byron got caught cheating on a test and was suspended for 3 days from school. Micah was so angry and started pushing Byron around. Lily screamed at him to stop and called the police. I was picking Chloe up from school. Micah was charged with assault, and I reported him for abusing me for the last 5 1/2 years. That was 6 months ago. He is now in jail and our divorce was just finalized. After Micah got charged the police took the kids and I to a transition house. After Micah went to jail I found out he had taken out a loan against the mortgage and had been gambolling away everything we owned. The mortgage went into foreclosure and we lost the house. We had to sell everything to pay off his gambolling debts. I am applying to the Hawthorn Project to get a fresh start for me and my kids. I just want to be the best parent I can be to them, and teach them that when life gets hard, there is always a reason to hope. We have been going to family and individual counselling, which is really helping. Since leaving the transition house 3 months ago we have been living with my sister and her husband. They have a basement apartment that we have been using, but they need to rent it out for income since my sister will be on maternity leave soon. I have a job interview as a dishwasher tomorrow, and I am pretty sure I will get it. I have always been a good cook.


Tell us about your ideal home space: (You can use images if you wish)

Well, we don't need anything elaborate. We just need a roof over our heads. We need at least three bedrooms. The girls can share a room if they need to. I know Lily would really like her own room, with a small space to practice her music, but she understands that we all have to sacrifice sometimes. Chloe is very smart and wants to be a dr someday, so will need a place to study and work on her logic. Byron should have his own room being the only boy. He is athletic just like his dad. He wants to join the football team and needs a place that he can work out. For me, I just need a small bedroom with a small 3 piece bathroom attached. I would like a nice kitchen with a table where we can sit and have our meals together. A family room with games and a tv would be good. We really need a space to be able to spend some time together and be able to just sit and talk if we need to.


THE BRIEF:

Create a new home for the Unruh's, the style and lot size is up to you completely. You can download the family here.
Each home/homes must include a computer, a vegetable garden, a chess table, an easel, at least one musical instrument, at least one piece of fitness equipment (not including a TV or a yoga mat) and a bookcase.


BUDGET: §45,000 = Lot Cost + Building Cost

Hint: when building a starter home, terrain paint and the debug menu (cheat: bb.showhiddenobjects) are your friends!

SIM CHALLENGE: No Sim challenge this time around, but if you want to, create a sim or group of Sim's for the next round of the Hawthorne Project, enter them here.

ROOM CHALLENGE: Create a family room for the Unruh's, your budget is $15,000..

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.

The deadline for this challenge is 7th March 2018

Congrats to @NHuband for being the winner of round 3 of the Hawthorne Project Sims


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BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
LOT: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LOT COST:
LOT NAME: (Which lot you built on)
BUILD COST:
TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)

SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII e

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the household can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)
Please note the changes to the entry form, the judges are having some difficulties in working out if people are entering the Room/Sim challenges, therefore we are making it compulsory for the Sim and/or Room challenges to have their own media showcases.



ROOM ENTRY FORM[ (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #89 - The Hawthorne Project VIII e

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)
Please note the changes to the entry form, the judges are having some difficulties in working out if people are entering the Room/Sim challenges, therefore we are making it compulsory for the Sim and/or Room challenges to have their own media showcases.

Please use the whole of hashtag #BnS89 when you upload your creations, any build, room or household without this hashtag will not be judged.

The deadline for this challenge is 21st February 2018

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    edited January 18
    Welcome to the Build-n-Share Sims 4 Challenge!

    The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted every other Wednesday and run for two weeks. Results will be posted approximately one week after all entries have been submitted in the Winner's Circle thread.

    Staff Roster

    @FaithofKaela - keeper of the thread, TS3 and TS4 judge, social media superstar, administrator and sometimes comer upper of challenges.
    @StSciurus - TS4 judge, tumblr genius and comer upper of challenges.
    @Masajo - TS4 judge, collator of entries and keeper of the archives
    @lebanna - TS4 judge
    @ISHTARJMO - TS3 judge, Discord master and comer upper of challenges
    @Princess Natasha - TS3 judge
    @Kittkat7147 - TS4 judge and former keeper of the thread
    @creativemetaphor - TS3 judge and comer upper of challenges
    @FidgetyAtom - discord moderator and general lay about


    And you can keep up to date with our social media
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/buildnshare
    Twitter feed: @BuildnShare
    tumblr: https://buildnshare.tumblr.com/
    Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/wwgGkxp

    Look for results typically a week to two weeks after the deadline.

    Big thanks to our judges and helpers!


    The benefits
    First place will be awarded at all levels. If there are at least eight entries in a category, up to four places will also be announced. Challenges also create an opportunity for community on the forum site. We get to know one another’s names, share news, builds, and positive words. This is a chance to get your name out there, and hopefully make a few friends along the way.

    What makes this challenge different from all the other ones I've seen?
    We have been hosting this weekly challenge since the first week the game was released. We have many levels of builders in our community and welcome them all. This group is truly a product of all its great members!

    Within the first few challenges, our group was recognized by the gurus that be, who have helped the weekly challenges gain even more popularity be stickying both Build-n-Share threads. Since then, we have had at least one featured creation almost every week, and our list of featured members continues to grow.

    With 5 successful collaborative neighborhoods (Gnomelandia, Summer of Love, NYC, Sanshi Sumei and Olde Fairy Tale Village ) completed, Build-n-Share hopes to bring more creative challenges and new neighborhood ideas to the community with the help of our dedicated participants who willingly contribute and help each week to make sure each challenge runs smoothly.

    The rules
    All entries must be original work. Avoid using "styled looks" from Sims 4. Any competitor who submits another builder’s work will be disqualified and banned from any future Build-n-Share challenge. These competitors will also be removed from the Builders' Boulevard related websites if they have chosen to join (membership to the site and the Yahoo! group are not required to enter a Build-n-Share challenge).

    Playing your lot to purposefully allow depreciation, i.e. to allow you to buy more stuff for the budget, is not allowed, you can of course play test your lot, but please make a note of the cost of the lot prior to testing and state this as your lot price. Also using 'low value/high quality' CC is a no no. The cost of the lot that you are building on in ALWAYS to be included in your total cost, unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

    You must upload your entry to the gallery for it to count as an official entry, this is due it being the only way that judges can confirm the lot cost of your builds.

    By entering, you agree to allow your lot to be showcased on any of the BuildnShare social media outlets.

    Please announce your official lot posting using the entry form below. Make sure to leave the "Official Entry" label notable. If you need to reformat it, you can do this by highlighting the desired text and then selecting "B" in the options above. This will help us see the entries in a sea of posts with no pics to guide us.

    Entries must be submitted by the deadline, midnight Wednesday evening (eastern time, USA).

    Your media should include a variety of screenshots to best showcase your entry. Please include at least one clear shot of the main floorplan of the build. If your build has multiple floors, please take a screenshot of each floor. Your media must be in the format of a slideshow, no videos, please.

    We will not judge any entry hosted on photobucket.

    A description of the level categories

    Starting Out--I have a little experience, but I'm still figuring a lot of things out. I would not call myself an official "builder" at this point.

    Established--I have been building for awhile. I know the basics and maybe a little more. I enjoy building, but it is not my primary focus with the game.

    Expert--I know the Sims, and the Sims knows me. My name is familiar to a lot of veteran players, and I've competed in and won some building challenges and maybe even been recognized in a community showcase or two. I know most of the cheats AND I know how to use them.

    Build-n-Share Archives
    Big thanks to Faith of Kaela for putting this together!
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/769877/sims-4-buildnshare-archives

    Looking for more challenges? Check out the Build Challenges thread created by @rosemow

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    Screenshots: Tips and Tricks

    Since judging will be based on screenshots, we figured this would be a good time to go over some tips and tricks in taking good screenshots to help showcase your lovely builds.

    1) Camera Man Mode - This is a must in taking good shots! You will have to be in live mode to do this, but just hit "TAB" to enter this mode. Once you are in this mode, you can use the mouse to freely control the angles and use "W, A, S, D" buttons to move forward, backwards, and side to side. "Z" zooms in, "X" zooms out. "Q" moves up and "E" moves down. "C" to capture the shot.

    2) Find the perfect angle - With photography, it is all about finding the right angle. Spend some time in camera man mode to find the perfect angle. Get down to a sim's point of view to take the best shots of rooms.

    3) Walls up - Most people play with walls cut away, but when you are taking pictures of your lot, try to keep your walls up to make your shots look more realistic.

    4) No grids - Unless you need to show the grid for a specific purpose, make sure no build/buy grid is visible when you take your pictures. You can avoid this by taking pictures in live mode or by hitting 'G' button in build mode.

    5) More is better—Weird, huh? But in this case, we want to make sure judges have enough shots to fairly judge your lot. Be sure to show off each room with at least one picture. Also, please include an overhead shot of the floorplan for each level.

    Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you visit http://simatography.webs.com for more tips and tricks and to see some excellent shots taken by professional simatographers!

    Please try to keep this thread as photo free as possible and create a slide show to illustrate your lots.
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    edited February 8
    Showcase for Starting Out Winner:

    Congrats to @maryjane2joe for their Starting Out win with The Book Nook.
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    edited February 8
    Showcase for Established Winner

    Congrats to @kilra0 for their Established win with Newcrest Library.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    edited February 8
    Showcase for Expert Winner

    We had joint winners for this challenge! First is @Ainsleyf with Newcrest Public Library

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    And also winning first place is @linday with No Dusty Tomes Library

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    Reserved for challenge info
  • celdys0nceldys0n Posts: 107 Member
    Builders Unite! ^.^
  • SimGuruHydraSimGuruHydra Posts: 1,458 Member
    YES!
    I'll be checking up on this thread very often :)
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,616 Member
    I have been a member of the Build N' Share Community since the days of UBERSimmers in Sims 2. I may not be active but I do frequently lurk in the Build N' Share threads. Here is a blast from the past of the One Year UBERSimmer Anniversary.
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  • ScoutbooScoutboo Posts: 34 Member
    :D This looks like a ton of Fun count me in!
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  • onikisuonikisu Posts: 12 New Member
    I'm so eager to start that I have already created an architecture agency called Jade Prism Design Co.
  • SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    edited August 2014
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?
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  • quasha81388quasha81388 Posts: 254 Member
    Sparkle wrote: »
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?

    I would like to know the same thing
  • e1990re1990r Posts: 84 Member
    It would be cool if there were 2 versions each month. One for the full house and one for those who don't have a lot of time, a room. And the rooms can be created to form a house. Such as one month is the living room, next is the dining room, next the kitchen, and so forth and so on until there is a full house. And then you can take it and put it all together and that would be the last one after you are done each room is who can combine their rooms to make the nicest house.
  • simhead70simhead70 Posts: 607 Member
    @e1990r This sounds really good!
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  • SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    @e1990r - also agree this would be good. Although I'm not sure I would like to have to try and put all the rooms into one house XD The reason I like the idea of a room challenge is because I always found architechture and gardening so difficult LOL I always found it SO difficult to finish houses because of the garden!
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  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,695 Member
    I also like this idea of having a room-build challenge.
  • Megster2000Megster2000 Posts: 15 New Member
    My husband came home last night with Sims 4 he found at the store. I am so excited to download it and start testing out building for these challenges.
  • onikisuonikisu Posts: 12 New Member
    Can you give us a mission a day early?
  • AnjubeeAnjubee Posts: 1,935 Member
    :D
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    Here we go... an hour to go central time and even less than that on the east coast :D
  • countrykris1playcountrykris1play Posts: 155 Member
    I loved doing BNS for Sims 3 and can't wait to do the same for Sims 4.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    edited September 2014
    Sparkle wrote: »
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?

    That is a neat idea, Sparkle! Maybe we can incorporate that as a mini/optional challenge within the main building challenge each week :)
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    Anjubee wrote: »
    :D

    Woohoo - rare Anjubee sighting ;) Hope this means we'll be seeing more of you now that Sims 4 is coming out :D
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,353 Member
    edited September 2014
    For those new to Build-n-Share...
    We are a Sims 3/Sims4 community that works together to improve our building, landscaping, and design skills through a bi-weekly design challenge. Individual feedback on each lot from our fantastic volunteer judges as well as challenge winners (from 3 to 5 depending on the number of entrants) for each category are provided for each design challenge.

    Hope you'll join us in the fun!
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