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Build-n-Share Challenge #148 **Spring Designer Showdown** Due 30th April, 2021**

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,577 Member
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    Some of you may recall a couple of years ago we introduced a ‘sideline’ to BuildnShare called The Hawthorne Project.

    This is a Sim challenge which ultimately leads to a BuildnShare build challenge.

    Create a Sim/family who have hit on hard times and need accommodation.

    State your case and tell your story on the entry form found here on page 1.

    The judges will vote for who they think deserves the build and it will be incorporated into the BnS challenges.

    Read more and submit your entries here.
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,577 Member
    edited March 1
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    You have just sat back down behind your desk opposite the elderly couple when the man speaks.
    “We heard how you helped our friends when their homes flooded, and hope you can help us too,” Robin Nestlehut begins.
    “I would love to help. Tell me what I can do for you,” you request, imagining that they must have lost their home in a similar natural disaster.
    “It’s nothing like you must be thinking, please forgive us,” Robin’s wife, Wren, speaks up. “We have a big old farmhouse and a large farm to go with it.”
    “Unfortunately, we can’t keep it up ourselves anymore and none of our children are interested in coming home to take it over, so we have to sell.” Robin looks away wistfully for a moment, then seems to brighten. “But we’ve decided to use the opportunity to downsize. We would like a small house with a small yard, which will be easier for us to care for.”
    “Two bedrooms would be nice, one could serve as both a guest room and a hobby room,” Wren adds. “We’ll need two bathrooms as well.”
    “Our favorite room in the farmhouse was the sunroom, so we would prefer a sunroom in the new house,” Robin requests.
    “I think we can work with that. I hope you love your new home just as much as your old one,” you say.


    The Brief:
    Budget: 40,000
    The house needs:
    At least 2 beds and 2 baths
    One room must double as a guest room and hobby room.
    A sunroom
    The usual kitchen, living and dining areas.



    Sims Challenge: Create Robin and Wren Nestlehut and show them enjoying their new home. Be sure to show all of their outfits in the slideshow.

    Room challenge; create the guest room/hobby room. Budget: 10,000

    Challenge due Wednesday, March 31, 2021, no later than 23:59:59 New York Time/EST.
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  • KitelDesignsKitelDesigns Posts: 88 Member
    Question, is the budget 40,000 with or without the lot cost?
  • Jazmi1396Jazmi1396 Posts: 52 Member
    Question, is the budget 40,000 with or without the lot cost?

    I hope "without lot cost" because I am almost done. :blush:
  • AllearsAllears Posts: 517 Member
    @KitelDesigns and @Jazmi1396 the Challenge rules states
    The cost of the lot that you are building on in is ALWAYS to be included in your total cost unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
    Check out my homes on the Gallery
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  • Jazmi1396Jazmi1396 Posts: 52 Member
    Allears wrote: »
    @KitelDesigns and @Jazmi1396 the Challenge rules states
    The cost of the lot that you are building on in is ALWAYS to be included in your total cost unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

    Oh :( Thank you. ♥ I am done. I used a lot of debug items and built furnitures, but spent all 40,000. :( I'll try to delete some items.
  • icanhassimsicanhassims Posts: 648 Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 147

    FORUM ID: @icanhasims
    ORIGIN ID: icanhassims
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Cottage Am See in Windenburg
    NEW LOT LINK: Small Country Home
    LOT COST: 1500
    GALLERY COST: 38,500
    TOTAL COST: 40,000
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://icanhassims.weebly.com/147-empty-nest.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Nestlehuts much prefer nature over electronics and so there really aren’t any in the home, other than an old jukebox that Robin rescued from a closing diner. When building the house, they took location into careful consideration. They wished to have some privacy while still being close to a fishing hole. They were ecstatic to discover that their home would have a small pond of their own! With Wren’s joy of knitting, they knew they would have to double their small guest room as a knitting room as well. Wren loves to rock in her chair slowly while reminiscing or working on her latest project. In addition to the firepit out back, there is also a large fireplace inside the home. What can I say, sometimes the elderly get cold? Besides, Robin loves to nap on the couch in front of a raging (and contained) fire.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    PICTURES:
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  • icanhassimsicanhassims Posts: 648 Member
    SIM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 147: Robin and Wren Nestlehut

    FORUM ID: @icanhassims
    ORIGIN ID: icanhassims
    LEVEL: Established
    HOUSEHOLD: The Nestlehuts
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://icanhassims.weebly.com/147-empty-nest.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Nestlehuts are a cheerful elderly couple who've been married for.. well, it seems like forever! They have found true love with each other. In addition to sharing their romantic sides, the couple enjoys time outdoors and being creative. They couldn't ask for a better soulmate. The Nestlehuts prefer comfort over flashy fashion when choosing their attire and so you’ll find plenty of knits and sensible shoes.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    PICTURES:
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  • icanhassimsicanhassims Posts: 648 Member
    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 147: Guest Bedroom/Hobby Room

    FORUM ID: @icanhassims
    ORIGIN ID: icanhassims
    LEVEL: Established
    ROOM: Guest Bedroom/Hobby Room
    GALLERY COST: 4,617
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://icanhassims.weebly.com/147-empty-nest.html
    ENTRY DETAILS: This small guest bedroom and hobby space holds a lot of room for both comfort and creativity. With all the knitting supplies tucked away and on the walls, there remains plenty of room for a guest to feel comfortable. Bonus: with all the knitting getting done in this room, it’s decorated with some of the finished products!
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    PICTURES:
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  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 188 Member
    edited March 9
    Alright! So I FINALLY figured out I had to change my keyboard layout to querty (messing up my entire game) to actually be able to use the free camera, I finally made some nice pictures! :D

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE – 147
    FORUM ID: @DeanXeL
    ORIGIN ID: DeanXeL
    LEVEL: Starting out
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Cookout Lookout
    NEW LOT LINK: Mid-century Bungalow
    LOT COST: 2000
    GALLERY COST: 37,984
    TOTAL COST: 39,984
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/uX5McBf
    ENTRY DETAILS: I built a mid-century bungalow for the couple of empty nesters. I had to use basegame only, since it is all I have. Could have used a few extra simoleons to finish it off super nice... Anyway, I didn't want to compromise on the look of the house too much and give it a nice mid-century styled look. The main living/kitchen area is open-plan, but cozy with brown and orange colors. The bedrooms are relaxing and light colored, all with plenty of light and a view of the community garden. the guest bedroom doubles as an art studio and the outside garden is not high-maintenance, but pretty and relaxing. I did add blinds to the bedrooms, but no curtain to the rest of the house for budget reasons and the fact that basegame curtains are fairly dumb... lol
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please :)
    PICTURES:
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  • Jazmi1396Jazmi1396 Posts: 52 Member
    edited March 8
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY
    CHALLENGE – 147
    FORUM ID: @Jazmi1396
    ORIGIN ID: Jazmi1396
    LEVEL: Expert
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Rustic Residence (30x20) Windenburg
    NEW LOT LINK: Small Nest
    LOT COST: 2000
    GALLERY COST: 37,923
    TOTAL COST: 39,923
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/a/Q0Btz7t
    ENTRY DETAILS: I thought Nestlehuts was best suited for a one-story farmhouse, with a long, shady porch, wich offers beautiful views of the nearby lake. They like traditional but not old-fashioned equipment. (I hope ;) ) I used base game + seasons pack.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    PICTURES:
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  • AfterMidnightAfterMidnight Posts: 991 Member
    FORUM ID: AfterMidnight
    ORIGIN ID: AfterMidnight13
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Cottage Am See
    NEW LOT LINK: New Nest
    LOT COST: 1,500
    GALLERY COST: 38,498
    TOTAL COST: 39,998
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: A cottage for Robin and Wren Nestlehut to spend the rest of their lives in together.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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  • JosieAnglinJosieAnglin Posts: 587 Member
    FORUM ID: JosieAnglin
    ORIGIN ID: NacreousSky
    LEVEL: Established
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Mid-NoWhere
    NEW LOT LINK: Robin's View
    LOT COST: 1,500
    GALLERY COST: 38,373
    TOTAL COST: 39,873
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Here
    ENTRY DETAILS: Even though Robin and Wren had to sell their old home, I figured I would include their items form their old farmhouse into their new home! This house is a cute farmhouse home - but more of the laid back and simpler lifestyle for the two to grow old together. I included a little nook for Wren to knit in a rocking chair in her free time. I didn't include a sunroom due to budget but I did include a back porch for the two to relax and enjoy the outdoors together.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None
    PICTURES: (more in link above)
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  • tatselktatselk Posts: 140 Member

    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)

    CHALLENGE #147 - Empty Nest

    FORUM ID: tatselk

    ORIGIN ID: tatselk

    LEVEL: Starting Out

    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Streamlet Single

    NEW LOT LINK: Nestlehut Nook ( https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/AD0B20037EE311EB8ADBCACBBEC83282 )

    LOT COST: §1,500

    GALLERY COST: §38,483

    TOTAL COST: §39,983

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://tatselk.tumblr.com/post/645170570080796672/nestlehut-nook

    ENTRY DETAILS:

    To make the Nestlehuts, who used to live in a farmhouse, feel more at home, I chose a traditional architectural style (double gallery house) and a countrified interior design style (farmhouse/craftsman) for Nestlehut Nook.

    As the Nestlehuts’ favourite room in their old house was the sunroom, the facade of Nestlehut Nook has been decorated in bright, cheery shades of red, white and yellow.

    Finally, given that the Nestlehuts used to own a farm, I added some nature-y skill objects (like a bee box) so that they can stay connected to the great outdoors in their new home.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please

    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: N/A

    TWITTER TAG: N/A

    FACEBOOK PROFILE: N/A

    TUMBLR LINK: https://tatselk.tumblr.com

    SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,577 Member
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    Attention Established Entrants for #146 - The Bradley Bunch
    Your results are now available here

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  • ellejoynerellejoyner Posts: 5 New Member
    CHALLENGE #147 - Empty Nest
    FORUM ID: ellejoyner
    ORIGIN ID: ellejoyner
    LEVEL: (first time) (lame newbie) (completely clueless)
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay (Willow Creek)

    NEW LOT LINK: So for some reason the link isn't showing up for me on the website, even though it shows up in the game's gallery (I could be dumb and doing something wrong?) but I was sure to put the hashtags and it shows up when those are searched for (in the game), so praying that'll be enough!

    LOT COST: $2500
    GALLERY COST: $36,991
    TOTAL COST: $39,491
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: h ttps://imgur.com/a/lSw8otc
    ENTRY DETAILS: A charming Victorian, built in the late 1800s, complete with a traditional tower, wrap around porch and adjacent storage shed. This single level home provides the perfect place for retirement and downsizing from the farm life the Nestlehuts are accustomed to.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: As long as it's constructive, sure :)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No recolors/CC, but I did create my own family portraits using two basegame items, as well as debug/liveedit objects. The moveobjects cheat was also utilized.

    SPACE FOR PICTURES: <img=url>h ttps://imgur.com/KJus2gj</img> <img=url>h ttps://imgur.com/rOstHCd</img>

    (So sorry if I did this completely wrong :-/ I was sure to read up on new member rules as much as humanly possible, but if I missed anything I'm happy to correct it!)
  • ellejoynerellejoyner Posts: 5 New Member
    CHALLENGE #147 - Empty Nest
    FORUM ID: ellejoyner
    ORIGIN ID: ellejoyner
    LEVEL: (first time)

    HOUSEHOLD: (see house entry for explanation - they just aren't showing up on the website for some reason :( not sure how to correct this, but they do show up in the gallery in the game!)

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: h ttps://imgur.com/a/lSw8otc (bottom portion of the slideshow - if I need to make a separate imgur album I absolutely can tweak this!)
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Nestlehuts have been married for forty-seven years, but don't tell these crazy cats. They are quintcential empty-nesters, and loving every moment. Wren, a former model, can never be accused of frumpiness, every bit as fashionable and glamorous as she was in her teens and Robbie still posesses all the charm and pizzazz one might expect from a jazz musician turned artist. With rhe kids grown and out of the house, Wren enjoys her days in the garden, while Robbie paints from the porch.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None (it seems to be indicating there's CC used, but I went through both Sims four times to check that nothing was used outside of the game's items.)

    SPACE FOR PICTURES: <img=url>h ttps://imgur.com/tIPNHYN</img> <img url=>h ttps://imgur.com/ybOkBx9</img>
  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 188 Member
    edited March 11
    ellejoyner wrote: »
    CHALLENGE #147 - Empty Nest
    FORUM ID: ellejoyner
    ORIGIN ID: ellejoyner
    LEVEL: (first time) (lame newbie) (completely clueless)
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Potters Splay (Willow Creek)

    NEW LOT LINK: So for some reason the link isn't showing up for me on the website, even though it shows up in the game's gallery (I could be dumb and doing something wrong?) but I was sure to put the hashtags and it shows up when those are searched for (in the game), so praying that'll be enough!

    LOT COST: $2500
    GALLERY COST: $36,991
    TOTAL COST: $39,491
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW
    ENTRY DETAILS: A charming Victorian, built in the late 1800s, complete with a traditional tower, wrap around porch and adjacent storage shed. This single level home provides the perfect place for retirement and downsizing from the farm life the Nestlehuts are accustomed to.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: As long as it's constructive, sure :)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No recolors/CC, but I did create my own family portraits using two basegame items, as well as debug/liveedit objects. The moveobjects cheat was also utilized.

    SPACE FOR PICTURES: KJus2gj.jpg
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    (So sorry if I did this completely wrong :-/ I was sure to read up on new member rules as much as humanly possible, but if I missed anything I'm happy to correct it!)[/img]

    Posted your pics, you should go to the 'share' menu of your pictures in imgur and get the .jpg version, otherwise they don't show ;)
  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 188 Member
    edited March 11
    ellejoyner wrote: »
    CHALLENGE #147 - Empty Nest
    FORUM ID: ellejoyner
    ORIGIN ID: ellejoyner
    LEVEL: (first time)

    HOUSEHOLD: (see house entry for explanation - they just aren't showing up on the website for some reason :( not sure how to correct this, but they do show up in the gallery in the game!)

    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (bottom portion of the slideshow - if I need to make a separate imgur album I absolutely can tweak this!)
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Nestlehuts have been married for forty-seven years, but don't tell these crazy cats. They are quintcential empty-nesters, and loving every moment. Wren, a former model, can never be accused of frumpiness, every bit as fashionable and glamorous as she was in her teens and Robbie still posesses all the charm and pizzazz one might expect from a jazz musician turned artist. With rhe kids grown and out of the house, Wren enjoys her days in the garden, while Robbie paints from the porch.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: None (it seems to be indicating there's CC used, but I went through both Sims four times to check that nothing was used outside of the game's items.)

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    And this one too :)
  • ellejoynerellejoyner Posts: 5 New Member
    > @DeanXeL said:
    > And this one too :)

    Thanks so much! I thought it was cause I was a new member LOL Apparently I just fail at interneting.
  • DeanXeLDeanXeL Posts: 188 Member
    @ellejoyner, that is definitely a factor ;), but I had to adapt the coding too. Also, when I was a new member, usually I could post the links without spaces (though they didn't show as links, just text lol)
    Glad to be able to return the favor people did me though :)
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,577 Member
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  • AliSim19AliSim19 Posts: 438 Member
    BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #147 – Empty Nest
    FORUM ID: Alisim19
    ORIGIN ID: Aliana101
    LEVEL: Expert
    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: The Summer Home, Windenburg 40x30
    NEW LOT LINK: Gallery link
    LOT COST: 3,000
    GALLERY COST: 36,980
    TOTAL COST: 39,980
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Stonehill Cottage Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Design Notes: Inspiration for this build came from this pic by Jim Mitchell that I found on Pinterest (Romantic Garden flowers worked great but totally didn't fit the budget lol, but I kinda got there!). I really wanted to try to get the lane winding up to the house - and I really wanted some sheep in the shot - so I had to use a 40x30 lot to get enough room and Summer Home was so perfect for my build I decided it was worth blowing nearly 10% of the limited budget on. Inspiration for the inside came from the dozens of similar cottages I’ve holidayed in over the years…I wanted that hodge podge, slightly mismatched but totally cosy feel. Plus of course I wanted to play with my new kitchen ;)
    Playtested. Built with MOO but places & plays perfectly without. Some light TOOL use (mostly for plants on the slope as it’s quicker than raising it up from underneath) and started off as pack light but added a few more in just through low cost clutter to finish off. Thoroughly enjoyed this @BuildnShare, thank you! <3

    Sales pitch:Welcome to the new home for retiring sheep farmers Robin and Wren Nestlehut. Ready to downsize but heartbroken at the thought of leaving the land that's been in the family for generations, we found the ideal solution - instead of selling it all, choose a couple of small fields to keep and build on! As it happened, there was an old tumble down cottage near to Robin's favourite fishing pond, so the Nestlehut's came to an agreement with the new buyer that they would keep this little parcel of land and we renovated the cottage to match all the clients requests.
    Also, twice a week the new farmer will bring part of the beloved sheep flock to visit and they can graze in the pond field to keep the grass down....so the Nestlehut's get their small cottage with a small easy to maintain yard, get to visit with the sheep and get the benefit of retaining a second field in case they ever decide they've downsized too far and want a garden shed/play area for the grandkids etc.....perfect!!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: All feedback very welcome :)
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: Thanks to:
    @Rosemow and @juwels64 for fantastic NoCC art
    ogran77, xXocea and TheKalino for cute 'sheep'
    @SheriGR for perfect spliced plants
    @icanhassims & @Pinkusfamily for the idea to use holiday deco as window dressing!

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,577 Member
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  • LadyPepperLadyPepper Posts: 1 New Member
    FORUM ID: LadyPepper
    ORIGIN ID: LadyPepper3
    LEVEL: This is my first build challenge, so I would love input in what level I should participate in.

    SIMS 4 LOT NAME: Arid Ridge in Oasis Springs
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D236A219898411EB88CB225F404F2F30?category=all&searchtype=item_name&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=Arid%20Ridge&max=50&maxis=true

    LOT COST: 1,272
    GALLERY COST: 33,822
    TOTAL COST: 35,094 (I hope I did this right)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: https://imgur.com/gallery/eTjldAt

    ENTRY DETAILS: I tried to be as mindful as possible to the needs the Nestlehuts, due to the fact they are an elderly couple especially. Easily accessible areas (no stairs) and a warm climate were a must. I tried to make the exterior harmonious with the natural vegetation around the neighborhood as well as the surrounding buildings. I have started them out with a small succulent garden, but there is plenty of open space for them to develop a more extensive garden if need be.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please!
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: none
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