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The Holiday Cabin | A Build & Create-A-Sim Contest | [CLOSED]

aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
CALLING ALL BUILDERS & SIM MAKERS!
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I’ve been in a cabin mood for a few months and as many of you may or may not know, I love HGTV shows, so I’d like to welcome you all to a House Hunters-esque contest where you’ll need to build a home based on the Clients wants and needs. There will be two separate categories for this contest - build and CAS and you may entered once for each category.

Intrigued? Continue on to find out more!
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Create your Sim, keeping in mind the hints below:

Your Sim often reminisces about their childhood family holidays where they would spend every school break at The Cabin. Now as a young adult, your nature loving Sim would love to have a small cabin away from home where they can escape from the mundaneness of everyday life, enjoying some quiet time alone or with a small group of friends. While your Sim loves the great outdoors, they don’t think there’s anything better than being curled up with a good book in front of a fireplace while a storm rages on outside. Your Sim isn’t the neatest, especially when it comes to cooking - something that they learned to love from their grandmother (family has always been important), but they do like to make sure that they’re keeping the environment clean whenever possible.
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Build a holiday cabin (a home away from home) for your Sim, keeping in mind their MUST HAVES and WANTS:

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- The feeling of a small getaway cabin
- Only 2 bedrooms
- At least 1 bathroom
- At least 1 outdoor activity

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- Space to entertain a small group of close friends
- Open plan kitchen/living area
- Hardwood floors throughout the main areas
- Small plants included as part of the decor
- Reading loft or nook
- At least 2 items that fit their personality (hints under The Client)

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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    edited November 2017
    Number 10 is the MOST important!

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    *You must enter a description in Edit Town Mode before you upload*

    1. No *CC or CAP
    - * Default replacements - CC that doesn't transfer in game - may be used (i.e. skins, brows, eyes)
    2. Please name your lots in game and edit the description before uploading
    - Please add your biography for your Sim in game
    3. Entry must not have won or placed in a previous contest and cannot be entered in a current contest
    4. All EPs, SPs, and store content may be used
    5. One entry per person in each category is allowed
    6. Please do not quote pictures as this could break the thread
    7. Please use the appropriate entry form provided
    8. Screenshots are required
    9. Commonly used building cheats such as buydebug and moveobjects on are allowed
    10. HAVE FUN, BE CREATIVE
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    edited December 2017
    Ask away, any questions, lemme know!

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    November 19th:

    Q: The budget amount... what inspired that?
    A: I like even numbers, but not nice round ones sometimes!

    Q: Since there is a budget is depreciation allowed?
    A: Of course, I do love that element of budgets, since I'm horrible with them.

    Q: The wood floors through out... does that include bathroom?
    A: I'm going to make an exception for the bathroom, but throughout for the rest of the home.

    November 20th:

    Q: Is there a specific world it needs to be built in, or a specific lot or lot size it needs to be placed on?
    A: Nope not at all, just keep in mind the client's wants and needs and the budget and let your creativity flow.

    November 21st:

    Q: Until just now, when I bothered to digest the thread title, did I think of this as "holiday" as in Christmas. Just thinking of it as more like a getaway spot for holidays and vacation. I thought maybe I should ask before I go off in the wrong direction.
    A: That's specifically why I didn't name it the Christmas Cabin Contest; I didn't want to limit anyone's creative freedom! Completely up to you in which direction you'd like to take this.

    Q: Does this contest have any kind of 'before' shots?
    A: There doesn't need to be, but there doesn't NOT need to be either, especially if you've got a backstory brewing! Anything that's above and beyond the criteria would count toward bonus points and presentation.

    Q: Can basements also get the wood floor exemption?
    A: The idea for this particular want is to have wood floors throughout the main open plan areas (I'll amend this in the build section). Because it is only a want, it's not a necessary! Buyers needs to make compromises sometimes

    UPDATE: November 22nd

    I've amended the criteria for the build portion, making the MUST HAVES more heavily weighted than the WANTS and the bonus/wow factor is now an actual bonus, so will help should other areas lose points.

    November 22nd:

    Q: How does depreciation work?
    A: As soon as you use place some items, the price depreciates. When building, I'll save my game and reenter the lot to find that the lot is cheaper even though no time has passed. Wallpapers and floors and walls themselves depreciate in price as well as stuff.

    Moving a sim in to upgrade appliances will give you greater depreciation the longer the sim takes to fix things. I think max depreciation is one week; but you will get significant depreciation after 3 days.

    Depending on the budget, you can sometimes spend up to 10,000 more. After playing the lot for a few days, you can pick what to keep and what to get rid of to make the budget. I tend to buy everything I might want and then see how much I'm over budget once I've played the house for a week. (Adding things later means you'll have to play longer for the new stuff to depreciate.)

    November 27th:

    Q: Do we have to enter a sim as well as a lot?
    A: You don't need to enter a Sim if you don't want to; the build just needs to be past on the Clients' must haves and wants!

    Q: If we need to enter a sim can CC that does not transfer be used in the pictures? (I use default replacement skins and eyes and eyebrows that I don't want to remove from my game.)
    A: Yes, if you'd like to enter a Sim, you can use defaults. I will update the rules!

    November 28th:

    Q: Should we upload the house and the sim separately or can we upload them together?
    A: If you could upload them separately, that would be great. You can upload the Sim as a household or straight from CAS.

    Q: Will the raven upload also? I want my sim to keep the raven if possible.
    A: Where is the Raven? If it's part of the household or in the inventory, if you upload as a household, it should still be there.

    December 8th:

    Q: Do you have a preference on how many simoleans the sim has?
    A: I hadn't really thought about that but, nope, not at all.

    December 24th:
    Q: Is there any particular lot size you would like to set as minimum/maximum?
    Or orientation ... Such as a 30x20 lot horizontal or perpendicular to the road?
    A: No restrictions on size or orientation! It's all up to you as long as it fits within the budget.

    Q: Speaking of budget and lots ... Mine costs within budget, not including the lot. Do I need to trim some more stuff from my build to get it within budget on its lot?
    A: It's the cost when save it and upload it because it has to be done from edit town mode, so whatever the final price is there, if that makes sense.
    * Added for clarification: The only time the price would be different is if you share it straight from the library because from the library it doesn't take into the cost of the lot but if you share from edit town while it's on the lot, the price should be the same there as when you're actually on the lot. So I guess the easiest answer to cwaddell's question would have been the final price includes the build and the lot price. It wouldn't have been the same for everyone since not everyone is building on the same size lot.

    December 25th:
    Q: Is it ok if the sim has some skills because I've been playing him and is it ok if things are upgraded (fireproof fireplace)?
    A: It's totally fine if you want to upload your Sim as a household and if the house is upgraded.
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    edited November 2017
    You'll need to fill this out!

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    Name/Link to Your Page:
    Sim's Name:
    Link to Sim (Can be uploaded as a household):
    Sim's Traits:
    Biography/Backstory:
    Pictures (4 maximum in this thread):
    Slideshow/Separate Thread Link:
    Additional Information:

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    Name/Link to Your Page:
    Lot name:
    Link to Your Lot:
    Final Price:
    Description:
    Pictures (4 maximum in this thread):
    Slideshow/Separate Thread Link:
    List of WANTS that you included in the home:
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    edited November 2017
    Judges & Sponsors are always welcome, but definitely not required!

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    aricarai

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    *You must include your description and Sim name in your upload and in game*

    5 points - Every Day
    5 points - Formal
    5 points - Sleepwear
    5 points - Athletic
    5 points - Swimwear
    5 points - Outerwear * If you don't have Seasons, you can create a second Every Day outfit
    * Your chosen outfits should reflect the description of the Sim as outlined under the Create-A-Sim banner* (hint: there's lots of buzz words in there)
    30 points - Biography/Backstory
    20 points - Traits
    10 points - Overall Presentation
    10 points - Bonus/Wow Factor


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    *You must enter a description in Edit Town Mode before you upload*

    20 points - Exterior
    20 points - Interior
    20 points - Must Haves
    10 points - Wants
    10 points - Functionality (no routing issues)
    10 points - Landscaping
    10 points - Overall Presentation
    10 points - Bonus/Wow Factor
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    **PRIZES CAN BE GIVEN AWAY/SHARED**
    **Prize pool will never decrease, but can increase**

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    - 1st place: 2,500 simpoints worth of store items
    - 2nd place: 1,000 simpoints worth of store items
    - 3rd place: 750 simpoints worth of store items


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    - 1st place: 2,500 simpoints worth of store items
    - 2nd place: 1,000 simpoints worth of store items
    - 3rd place: 750 simpoints worth of store items

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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    edited February 12
    You know I luuuurve a good list!

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    :smile: = Interested
    :mrgreen: = Entry Complete
    :star: = Entry Clean (Custard Checked)
    :warning: = Problem with Entry

    1. creativemetaphor :smile:
    2. xXDrewXx :smile:
    3. BreeMiles :smile:
    4. soocoolsim :smile:
    5. romagi1 :smile:
    6. ciane :smile:
    7. suzses :smile:
    8. Sandraelle :smile:
    9. RockleyFamily :smile:
    10. Kgaff :smile:
    11. pixiegamer :smile:
    12. AIRIS6962 :smile:
    13. Odonata68 :smile:
    14. SjappielovePaul :smile:
    15. blacksheba1973 :smile:
    16. cwaddell :smile:
    17. Hidehi :smile:
    18. Kesminlix :smile:
    19. snowdove58 :smile:
    20. AriyAriy :smile:
    21. equuest :smile:

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    1. creativemetaphor: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    2. romagi1: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    3. snowdove58: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    4. cwaddell: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    5. BlackSand: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    6. suzses: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    7. Sandraelle: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    8. Odonata68: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    9. Kgaff: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:
    10. JovialJoy: Entry | Link to Sim :mrgreen: :star:

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    1. ciane: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    2. Hidehi: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    3. creativemetaphor: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    4. romagi1: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    5. snowdove58: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    6. cwaddell: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    7. BlackSand: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    8. suzses: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    9. BreeMiles: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    10. Sandraelle: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    11. Odonata68: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    12. Kgaff: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    13. sooocoolsims: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
    14. mamabear1: Entry | Link to Lot :mrgreen: :star:
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    edited March 2
    Ya'll know what this section is for!
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    1st place: creativemetaphor's Lina Svensdottir [2,5000 simpoints worth of store items]: GIFTED
    2nd place: romagi1's Devin Delaney [1,000 simpoints worth of store items]: GIFTED
    3rd place: Sandraelle's Cassidy Russell [750 simpoints worth of store items] GIFTED

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    1st place: soocoolsim's Nature Valley Cabin [2,5000 simpoints worth of store items]: GIFTED
    2nd place: suzses's Woodhaven [1,000 simpoints worth of store items]: GIFTED
    3rd place: BreeMiles's Misty Point Cabin [750 simpoints worth of store items]: GIFTED
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    ...And we're open for business! Come and join the FUN!
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  • CravenLestatCravenLestat Posts: 12,239 Member
    edited November 2017
    I don't need any prizes or anything just here to support your thread and awesome all your posts.YAY contests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p


    Enter the contest or I will sick Jared Frio on you all >:)
    Hilda Bancroft

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  • creativemetaphorcreativemetaphor Posts: 1,303 Member
    Looks awesome! Your last contest was so much fun, will poke at this one and see what the muse comes up with <3
  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    I don't need any prizes or anything just here to support your thread and awesome all your posts.YAY contests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p


    Enter the contest or I will sick Jared Frio on you all >:)

    Thank you m'dear @CravenLestat! I appreciate the support <3
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    Looks awesome! Your last contest was so much fun, will poke at this one and see what the muse comes up with <3

    You've got plenty of time and I can't wait to see what you come up with :mrgreen:
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  • xXDrewXxxXDrewXx Posts: 69 Member
    Ooh I might do this if I get time!
  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    xXDrewXx wrote: »
    Ooh I might do this if I get time!

    Awesome - would love to see what you do <3
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  • BreeMilesBreeMiles Posts: 5,869 Member
    This may be just what I need to get me outta my slump! I will try and build a cabin!
  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    BreeMiles wrote: »
    This may be just what I need to get me outta my slump! I will try and build a cabin!

    You know I'd love to see it <3
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  • cianeciane Posts: 14,907 Member
    edited November 2017
    I can't wait to see all the awesome entries for this. I love it. You know I will have fun playing with this too! Just curious, the budget amount... what inspired that?
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  • romagi1romagi1 Posts: 6,046 Member
    Fab idea for a winter contest Ari!

    I have a computer problem I need to deal with once I finish my current request so time will tell!

    Since there is a budget is depreciation allowed?

  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    ciane wrote: »
    I can't wait to see all the awesome entries for this. I love it. You know I will have fun playing with this too! Just curious, the budget amount... what inspired that?

    You should enter @ciane! Haha - I like even numbers, but not nice round ones sometimes! :mrgreen:
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    soocoolsim wrote: »
    Great idea Ari. Hope to enter over the hols :smile:

    That would be fabulous @soocoolsim
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  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    romagi1 wrote: »
    Fab idea for a winter contest Ari!

    I have a computer problem I need to deal with once I finish my current request so time will tell!

    Since there is a budget is depreciation allowed?

    There's plenty of it @romagi1!

    And of course, I do love that element of budgets, since I'm horrible with them :smile:
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  • suzsessuzses Posts: 1,282 Member
    This looks pretty interesting! I'm going to have to play, now that I can, and you've given us lots of time.
  • SandraelleSandraelle Posts: 3,246 Member
    Love your contest idea Ari! I hope I can find time to enter something, as I do really miss all the contests there used to be.
  • cianeciane Posts: 14,907 Member
    Oh, yes, of course, I'll enter. I can't resist. A little cabin with two bedrooms on a budget... that is something I will love doing. The wood floors through out... does that include bathroom?
  • aricaraiaricarai Posts: 8,763 Member
    suzses wrote: »
    This looks pretty interesting! I'm going to have to play, now that I can, and you've given us lots of time.

    Yaaay @suzses - can't wait to see what you do :mrgreen:
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