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The Homes in Literature Build Challenge: #3

TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
edited January 14 in The Sims 4 Lots
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The Homes in Literature Build Challenge

Welcome to The Homes in Literature Build Challenge! Each Month, a new home from Classic, or even sometimes newer Literature will be featured, for you to recreate, based upon known drawings, descriptions and Blueprints/Floor Plans, where applicable. You will be supplied with links to information, to be able to recreate these homes, to the best of your ability. The links provided will merely be a starting point to launch your creative process and you may, of course, find your own resources along the way.

Some of these homes are and will be based upon real locations. Some will have been recreated in life by enthusiasts. Some will simply have artistic renderings to go on. For those homes, based on true historical structures and for those based upon Artistic renderings, you will be free to recreate the home of the artists style or a specific point in time of your choosing.

RULES

1- No custom content.
2- Only one Entry, per person, per challenge.
3- Give credit where credit is due (Items made by fellow simmers from the gallery)
4- Cheats are allowed (bb.moveobjects , bb.showhiddenobjects , bb.showliveeditobjects, bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement)
5- Please do not share more than 2 pictures with your post.
6 - Please include top down views of your Homes and Rooms, in your slideshow.
7- Please use #LiteraryBuildChallenge +(number of challenge) in your gallery uploads description
8- Most importantly, have fun and be kind to the other builders.

ENTRY FORM

ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
LITERARY BUILD CHALLENGE - (Number and House Name)
FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
NEW LOT LINK: (Link to where your build can be found on The Gallery)
LINK TO SLIDESHOW:
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry. Please inclue Links to other resources you may have found)
CREDITS: (Please Tag Art Creators whose art you used, if any)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two please)


PAST CHALLENGES:

The Homes in Literature Build Challenge #1: Orchard House from 'Little Women'

Please recreate the home of the March Family in 'Little Women', Orchard House.
You have no budget, but please keep the time period, and the family's wealth, stature and history in mind, when decorating your home.

Lot Challenges:

@wendyology - https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17342469/#Comment_17342469

Room Chalenges:

@coolsim9999999 - https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/17344353/#Comment_17344353



The Homes in Literature Build Challenge #2: Small Wooden Swiss House - 'A Farewell to Arms'

Lot Challenges:

@AliSim19 - 'Mountain Lake Chalet': https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/122D06942C1711EA84C1BA891CD6F027

@mannanna - 'Alpine Cottage': https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/51B03E152C1611EA8D43342C8609C7AD

@rikaocean - 'LiteraryBuildChallenge2': https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D1335B502DCA11EA886D4BBF48D73738

@Gwiniel - 'Alpine Chalet': https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/7484425E2E6A11EA81F2342C8609C7AD

@emere - 'The Lake Retreat': https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/CF6A99E8349F11EA89E6E4B33953C835

@wendyology - 'Lakeside Retreat': https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/DA773118356311EA8BDDA2238314F86D


Sim Chalenges:

@Gwiniel - 'Henry': https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/109162652E6B11EA8562342C8609C7AD


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Comments

  • wendyologywendyology Posts: 255 Member
    Ooh, cool idea!
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    edited January 14
    The Homes in Literature Build Challenge #3: 'On the Banks of Plum Creek' Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder

    This is the Fourth Book in the 'Little House' books, and the one we all know and love, from the television series, taking place on the plains of the Midwest United States, near Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

    Here, the family takes up a homestead, Charles sells his horses for the land and crops and starts a new farm.

    Lot Challenge: Please design and build a small, non-specific, dirt farmer's homestead, on the plains of Minnesota, in the late 1800s. (1875-1877) I would like to see a bedroom for the parents. If you choose to make a younger (Toddler) child, please make a space in the Parent's bedroom for that child. I would also like a loft, for any older children (Child - Teen) It is a small, cramped, wood home, build by hand, with local lumber (trees).

    I would like to see a small creek running behind the home, where the older child/children can go fishing.

    There should also be a barn on the lot, for the storage of grain, hay and horses. *If you want to be extra adventurous and earn my ever lasting adoration, you can also build me a buckboard wagon.

    Most of the lot should be farmland. Please pick a crop to grow, for Pa to make a living. (They grew wheat, but you can grow whatever you please)

    *You do not have to create the house from the show. Be creative.
    *Remember, being a Farmstead, you may want to choose a larger lot. No one ever fed a family on 4 tomato plants.

    Room Challenge: Please recreate the meager living area in the home, which consists of a fireplace for cooking, a small table to eat, gather and pray as a family and maybe a couple of extra chairs to sit in.

    Sims Challenge: Please create a Farmsteading, poor family of the time period and location, consisting of a Father, Mother, at least 2 Children ranging from Toddler to Teen and a dog.

    *You are more than welcome to model them after the Television Family, but the more distinctly different families, the better.

    Google is your friend. Different searches will yeild quite a bit of information on this novel, as well as the TV Show. The two older Girls, at this poiint, are going to School for the first time. The Family are also members of the local Church.

    I look forward to seeing your creations!

    Please use the whole of hashtag #LiteraryBuildChallenge3 when you upload your creations. Any build, room or household without this hashtag will not be considered for Maxis Fave nomination.

    The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, February 12th , 2020 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EDT/New York Time]


    BUILD ENTRY FORM
    Midwestern Homestead in the Late 1800s - 'On the Banks of Plum Creek'

    BUILD ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    LITERARY BUILD CHALLENGE - (Number and House Name)
    FORUM ID:
    ORIGIN ID:
    NEW LOT LINK: (Link to where your build can be found on The Gallery)
    LINK TO SLIDESHOW:
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry. Please inclue Links to other resources you may have found)
    CREDITS: (Please Tag Art Creators whose art you used, if any)
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two please)


    ROOM ENTRY FORM
    Family Living Space - Farming Homestead 'On the Banks of Plum Creek'

    ROOM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    LITERARY BUILD CHALLENGE - (Number and House Name)
    FORUM ID:
    ORIGIN ID:
    ROOM: (Link to where the room can be found with on The Gallery)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (Please create a seperate Slideshow for the Room, from your Home Emtry)
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    CREDITS: (Please Tag Art Creators whose art you used, if any)
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)


    SIMS ENTRY FORM
    Father, Mother, at least 2 children and a dog- 'On the Banks of Plum Creek'

    SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
    LITERARY BUILD CHALLENGE - (Number and Family Name)
    FORUM ID:
    ORIGIN ID:
    HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the household can be found with on The Gallery)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (Please create a seperate slideshow of the family, from the Home or Room Slideshows)
    ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)



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  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 150,547 Member
    It is a very nice new type of build challenge and the first challenge sounds great! I will look forward to seeing the entries! :)
  • AIRIS6962AIRIS6962 Posts: 4,365 Member

    What a lovely challenge! <3 The first one is simply exquisite.

    I think you can´t get a Maxis curate if the house is a recreation though.

    Bookmarked.
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  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    AIRIS6962 wrote: »
    What a lovely challenge! <3 The first one is simply exquisite.

    I think you can´t get a Maxis curate if the house is a recreation though.

    Bookmarked.

    Ah...I should have thought of that. Well, I'll submit anyways. I've seen stranger things happen. lol
  • wendyologywendyology Posts: 255 Member
    My understanding was that they couldn't feature stuff based on something under copyright, but this is well into public domain. Fingers crossed!
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    wendyology wrote: »
    My understanding was that they couldn't feature stuff based on something under copyright, but this is well into public domain. Fingers crossed!

    Either way, we build for the joy of building. I believe you are correct, however. Even still, after many months of looking through blueprints from several different creators online, I can match the new blueprints to more than one build that was curated.
  • AliSim19AliSim19 Posts: 223 Member
    @Taoron love this idea! I read all the Little Women books over and over but it’s got be 20 years (at least!) since I picked them up......think you might be supplying me with a reading list as well as a build challenge haha! Even thinking about it I’m remembering how much I loved Jo and wanted to shake Amy in the beginning, so if nothing else thank you for bringing great memories back :) I tend to avoid movies of books that I love because it never matches what’s in my head so I’ll probably avoid looking at the links in case they make me mad - who knows what I’ll come up with?? Time to raid Assistant Designer’s book shelves!
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    @AliSim19 LOL I'm with you 100% (I finished it recently and now in the Jane Eyre.) I loved Jo and had little tollerance for Amy at the start. I wept for Beth, over and over. I did grow to tollerate Amy, while still loving Jo and weeping for Beth, to the end. I also refuse to see the movies, because I don't want to destroy the visions in my head.

    The home is based upon Alcott's actual home, which is now a museum. All of the links are safe, as they are just the house. One, I believe is of the 1994 movie set house, but it looked to me that they did an amazing job. One of two of the sites also show the home at different time periods, over the past century or so. I know there are basic floor plans in one, so a lot of the design and building will be based on that, guess work, knowing the book or further research.

    I am especially looking forward to seeing what people do with Jo's little writing room, as well as the parlor.
  • AliSim19AliSim19 Posts: 223 Member
    @Taoron oh Jane Eyre, excellent choice! I read that about once a year....maybe 18 months at a push. And although I’ve never actually visited the house that is supposed to have inspired Thornfield Hall I’m up walking in North Yorkshire quite a lot and have such a clear picture of it in my head! Not sure if I’d have the skill to translate it into S4 though haha.
    Hopefully I can use this challenge to push Assistant Designer to read Little Women.....she’s on the 4th time through Black Beauty in 2 years but the poor Marches have just been sat gathering dust....fingers crossed 😊
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    AliSim19 wrote: »
    @Taoron oh Jane Eyre, excellent choice! I read that about once a year....maybe 18 months at a push. And although I’ve never actually visited the house that is supposed to have inspired Thornfield Hall I’m up walking in North Yorkshire quite a lot and have such a clear picture of it in my head! Not sure if I’d have the skill to translate it into S4 though haha.
    Hopefully I can use this challenge to push Assistant Designer to read Little Women.....she’s on the 4th time through Black Beauty in 2 years but the poor Marches have just been sat gathering dust....fingers crossed 😊

    I'm 50, and this was my first time. I had lunch with a friend and theater director I admire, the other day and after commenting that I had just read Little Woman, now reading Jane Eyre and then Wuthering Heights, he commented that I'm going through all of the chick classics. LOL Hey...if it's good, it's good. One cannot live on Shakespeare alone.

    It's such a good book and I'm betting that once she starts it, she won't be able to put it down.

    There are a few buildings I was looking at in Jane Eyre, including Gateshead and Lowood. Might be a lot to take on for most folks. I may revisit Little Women again for this, at some point, to do Meg's Dovecote. Heck, we even have the Lawrence home and the Aunt's home. (as the boys home/school) Lots of possibilites.
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    Just over 2 weeks left for this challenge. I am very much looking forward to seeing your builds. =)
  • AliSim19AliSim19 Posts: 223 Member
    @Taoron I’m reading the book but haven’t started the build.....really want to do the book so first just hoping I get time, Dec is always a little manic! And now I want reread Wuthering Heights too lol 😆
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
    AliSim19 wrote: »
    @Taoron I’m reading the book but haven’t started the build.....really want to do the book so first just hoping I get time, Dec is always a little manic! And now I want reread Wuthering Heights too lol 😆

    That's next for me, after Jane Eyre. =)
  • coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 3,418 Member
    Hi @Taoron --- I wish I could enter your very nice challenge, but I can't get anything in by Monday. I love the book "Little Woemen!" I'm hoping to enter the next challenge that you do :).
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  • wendyologywendyology Posts: 255 Member
    Well, I have an exterior I like. I'm intentionally leaving off the chimneys since they mess with the gallery view. Hopefully I will have a chance to figure out the interior this weekend. I am alternating between this build and an attempt at an ultra modern gingerbread house.
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  • coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 3,418 Member
    Your WIP looks great @wendyology B)!
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  • shakerellashakerella Posts: 214 Member
    This is a wonderful challenge. Just reading about it makes me want to go revisit Little Women.
    My Current Challenge: Drifter House Challenge
  • coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 3,418 Member
    I have a WIP of the March's parlor at Christmas, which will be in before the deadline.
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  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,522 Member
  • coolsim9999999coolsim9999999 Posts: 3,418 Member
    edited December 2019
    Thanks so much @Taoron :)! Awesome Sim versions of the March family B)!

    Done playtesting and took screenshots --- I'll enter after I wake up :)!
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  • wendyologywendyology Posts: 255 Member
    Okay, here's my house.


    BUILD ENTRY FORM
    LITERARY BUILD CHALLENGE - 1 Orchard House
    FORUM ID: Wendyology
    ORIGIN ID: Wendyology
    NEW LOT LINK: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/6F1806D4202111EA83582495E2BB44F7
    LINK TO SLIDESHOW:https://imgur.com/a/oC7xP1I
    ENTRY DETAILS: I found some good reference for the exteriors, but not much for the interior so I went for a generally Victorian feel. Chimneys were intentionally left off the roof because it the gallery view with them on didn't show the house. Also, gameplay versus realism, there are probably more bathrooms than would be historically accurate (I didn't have time to look up plumbing availability in the 1860's!)

    The family just moved in.
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    A cozy writing spot.
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