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Build-n-Share Challenge #165 **Barndominium** Due 30 September 2022**

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Welcome to Build-n-Share. #BNS 165 Barndominium

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“Welcome, have a seat,” you say, escorting the two women and their three children into your home. You think all three are girls though one has very short red curls and one wears a baseball cap under which only a hint of blond hair is visible.
“Thank you for seeing us,” Aitana Villareal flips her long ponytail over her shoulder as she sits.
“Yes, we know it’s short notice,” her wife, Agnes Rey, agrees. A headband keeps her blond hair out of her face. “I hope you don’t mind that we brought Lorena, Brigida and Tonya with us.”
“It’s no trouble at all; I had a cancellation. And it’s perfectly fine,” you say, smiling “Now, can I help you?”
“We just bought an old barn at the edge of town,” Aitana replies. “We would like some help fixing it up and turning it into a home.”
Agnes nods eagerly. “We want to maintain some of the rustic elements - you know, columns, barn doors, exposed beams - but to update the interior enough to make it comfortable. As much of the original structure must be preserved as possible.”
“We’re thinking an open floor plan on the lower level, with a nice kitchen for Agnes - “
“And a fireplace for Aitana.” Agnes gives her wife a loving smile.”
“Don’t forget, you said we could have the loft as a playroom, Mom, Mama.” the girl wearing the baseball cap interrupts.
“Shush, Lorena, we were getting to that,” Aitanaa scolds gently. “Sorry. We were thinking the girls could have a playroom upstairs near their bedrooms, if possible.”
“I think we can handle that,” you promise.
“All of us love outdoor activities, so if you could keep that in mind while designing the backyard, that would be great,” Anges says.
“Of course. Do you have a color scheme in mind?”
“We like most colors. Wood tones with touches of bright colors like blue, yellow and green would be perfect,” Aitana replies.
“But not pink. I hate pink,” the young girl who most resembles Aitana declares.
“No pink, understood,” you say seriously, before turning your attention back to her mothers. “What is your budget?”
“$130,000,” Aitana replies.
“Excellent. We’ll have your new home ready for you in one month.”

The brief:
Budget: $130,000
Lot size: 30x20 or larger.
Build a barndominium style house. The exterior must be obviously based on a barn.
The house should have at least three bedrooms plus a playroom for the girls.
The first floor should have an open floor plan with a nice kitchen and at least one fireplace.
Include at least two bathrooms.
Landscape - include lots of outdoor activities.

The Sim Challenge: Create the Rey-Villareal family. You can pick all traits, aspirations, likes and dislikes - remember one of the girls dislikes pink. Create outfits suited for spending time outside. Show the family enjoying their new home.

The room challenge: Create the girls’ new playroom. Budget: $10,000

Remember to include the entirely of the hashtag #bns165 or your entries will not be judged! The deadline for this challenge is Friday, September 30th, no later than 23:59:59 EST/New York time.[/left]
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BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
CHALLENGE #165 - Barndominium
FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Starting out, Established, Expert, or Master. If this is your first entry leave blank and the judges will decide where to put you.}
[b[SIMS 4 LOT NAME:[/b] (Lot you built on)
NEW LOT LINK:
LOT COST:
GALLERY COST:
TOTAL COST: (Lot cost plus gallery cost)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
ENTRY DETAILS: (Tell us about your lot.)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:
SPACE FOR PICTURES:(No more than 2 please)
Facebook: (optional, makes it easier to tag you.)
Twitter: (Optional, makes it easier to tag you.)
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SIM ENTRY FORM
CHALLENGE #165 - Barndominium
FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Starting Out, Established, Expert or Master. If this is your first entry, leave blank and the judges will decide where to put you.
HOUSEHOLD:
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW
ENTRY DETAILS:
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (No more than 2 please)
Facebook: (optional, makes it easier to tag you.)
Twitter: (Optional, makes it easier to tag you.)

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ROOM ENTRY FORM
CHALLENGE #165 -Barndominium
FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID: [/b]
LEVEL: (Starting Out, Established, Expert or Master. If this is your first entry, leave blank and the judges will decide where to put you.
ROOM: (Link to where the room can be found on The Gallery)
GALLERY COST:
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
ENTRY DETAILS:
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS:
SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 Member
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    The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted at the start of each month and will run until the end of that month. Results will be posted in the Winner's Circle thread. Look for results after the deadline.


    And you can keep up to date with challenge details and winners on our social media:

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    • All entries must provide a media showcase for BuildnShare to use when judging your entries. We feel that it is unfair to expect our judges to have every SP, GP and EP in order to judge from a download. Please ensure that any features you wish the judges to see are shown in your media showcase. your media showcase should consist of still images of your build and be uploaded to an image hosting website such as picasa, imgur, a blog or even a thread here on the forums. If you choose to use flickr, make sure your slideshow is public viewable. Please note that we will not judge any entry hosted on Photobucket, tinypics. bannersnack, or post image.
    • Please ensure that you check that your links work. Any link found to be not working will result in your entry not being judged.
    • All entries must be original and previously unpublished work. Avoid using "styled looks" from Sims 4, or any Sim, challenge or room that you have already uplaoded and showcased. Any competitor who submits another builder’s work will be disqualified and banned from any future Build-n-Share challenge.
    • Using 'low value/high quality' CC is a no-no (beds and sofas that cost $1, etc.).
    • You can use the bb.moveobjects on and bb.showhiddenobjects game cheats without penalty.
    • You can use harvestable plants and custom photos and / or paintings (either created by you or downloaded from the Gallery) without penalty. [These items add to the decor of your build but don't add to the Gallery cost - they're essentially "freebies" like many items from the Debug catalog!]
    • 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.
    • 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 Gallery cost of your builds.
    • To find your Gallery cost, you need to follow these instructions:
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    • Your gallery build description must include the relevant challenge hashtag, this way, we can let you know should your build be favourited by Maxis!
    • 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, no later than 23:59:59 on the last day of the month (EST/New York, 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 have a guide to what we look for in a showcase here.
    • We will not judge any entry hosted on Photobucket, tinypics, bannersnack or post image.
    • Season's Update - Ensure that the majority of your exterior pictures are taken in Summer so that the judges can accurately judge your landscaping. You are also free to show pictures of your builds in different seasons as well, but that these should be clearly labelled with the season. To change the season you can use this cheat (first as with all cheats you must bring up the console using "CTRL + Shift + C" then type in the box that appears "testingcheats true" If it worked, the phrase "Cheats Enabled" should appear below the console. Next type "seasons.set_season X" - change X to 0 for summer, 1 for fall, 2 for winter, or 3 for spring.
    • All new members please enter your links as needed, but if you pop a space in like this h ttps: it will not register as a live link, this will allow us to easily make your links live.
    • Another aside for new members these are a couple of threads that will help you get up to full membership: @Rosemow’s Introduce Yourself Thread and Member vs New Member Thread.
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    In all categories, we put an equal value on landscaping, aesthetics, architecture and interior design, with a nod toward playability.

    If you are new to BuildnShare, we recommend that you leave your entry category empty this way the BnS team can take a look at your entry and place you in a category appropriate to your skills.

    Starting Out - if you are new to building in TS4, this is where you should enter. Things we look for at this level are appropriate room sizes, cohesive exterior style, use of plants that reflect the style of the build and complimentary colours. Pictures should be well organize and provide a complete overviewthe of build

    Established - we recommend entering at this level if you have been promoted from Starting Out. Things looked for over and above Starting Out are, thought as to how the build will ultimately play, good roof lines, use of terrain paints, cohesive interiors and good object choice and placement. Pictures should be well organised, well lit and labelled.

    Expert - we recommend entering at this level if you have been promoted from Established. Things we look for at this level, over and above Established are interesting architecture, thought given to interior and exterior decorative details, creation of livable outdoor spaces. Pictures should have good angles, making good use of camera control options.

    Master - Expert category judges and any entrants who have won 1st Place multiple times at the Expert level should enter in this category.

    A note of caution, just because you have used something mentioned in a category, does not necessarily mean that you automatically fit in that category. If you are unsure, please tag us and ask for our advice as to where we would place you. Also, we do not advise that you bump yourself up in levels, especially if you are new and we have placed you in a category. We will always promote when we feel you are ready and have no more left to learn in your current category.


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    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 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 BuildnShare 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, BuildnShare 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.

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    Big thanks to @masajo for keeping this up to date!
    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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    @Masajo - Admin, TS4 judge, Entry Organizer and Archivist
    @KittKat7147 - On hiatus
    @SimTresa - TS4 Judge, Challenge Creator & Challenge Organizer
    @SheriGR - TS4 Judge, Chief Organizer & Fearless Facebooker
    @AliSim19 - On hiatus
    @Allears - TS4 Judge, Image Wrangler & Thread Guru
    @JojoMOMSTER - Hawthorne Project Organizer
    @Clousinators - TS4 Judge
    @_Princess_Natasha_ - TS4 Judge

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    Screenshots: Tips and Tricks
    1. Judging is based solely on the screenshots you provide in your showcase, so, 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Ensure that the majority of your exterior pictures are taken in Summer so that the judges can accurately judge your landscaping. You are also free to show pictures of your builds in different seasons as well, but that these should be clearly labelled with the season.
    8. To change the season you can use this cheat (first as with all cheats you must bring up the console using "CTRL + Shift + C" then type in the box that appears "testingcheats true" If it worked, the phrase "Cheats Enabled" should appear below the console. Next type "seasons.set_season X" - change X to 0 for summer, 1 for fall, 2 for winter, or 3 for spring.

    Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you take a look at our showcase guide here.

    Please try to keep this thread as photo free as possible and create a showcase to illustrate your lots.
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 Member
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    Congrats to @WrathofCath for winning the #BnS100 Expert category with Inn By The Sea.

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    Congrats to @Talea12345 for winning the #BnS100 Expert room category with Lobby.

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    Congrats to @Rostri-Jodu for winning the #BnS100 Expert CAS challenge with the Resort Townies household.
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    As always click the pics to take you to the gallery page.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 Member
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    Congrats to @Pallystyle for their Established win in #BnS100 with Anchors Aweigh Resort.

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    Congrats to @TresaofPern for their Established win in #BnS100 Room challenge with Oceanside Resort Lobby.

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    Congrats to @FruUtter for their Established win in #BnS100 CAS challenge with the Spreslina family.

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    As always click the pics to take you to the gallery page.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 Member
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    Congrats to @Kriint for their Starting Out win for #BnS100 with Blue Sunrise Hotel

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    Congrats to @asap24 for their Starting Out room win for #BnS100 with SandBar Lobby/Reception.

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    Congrats to @asap24 for their Starting Out CAS win for #BnS100 with the lovely Debshaw Family.

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    As always click the pics to take you to the gallery page.

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  • celdys0nceldys0n Posts: 107 Member
    Builders Unite! ^.^
  • SimGuruHydraSimGuruHydra Posts: 1,458 Member
    YES!
    I'll be checking up on this thread very often :)
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 6,224 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: 36 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: 255 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: 86 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: 613 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: 7,394 Member
    I also like this idea of having a room-build challenge.
  • Megster2000Megster2000 Posts: 15 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: 3,805 Member
    Here we go... an hour to go central time and even less than that on the east coast :D
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  • countrykris1playcountrykris1play Posts: 155 Member
    I loved doing BNS for Sims 3 and can't wait to do the same for Sims 4.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 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 :)
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 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
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,805 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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