WELCOME to BuildnShare! Originally started by @addict1220
, this challenge has been running strong since June of 2009. For those new to the challenge, you may want to read the information in the second post to see more information about Build-n-Share.
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“Please, come in,” you say, gesturing for your two guests to sit.
A well-dressed woman hands you a business card which says ‘Settlement for Simanity’, and identifies herself as a Ms. Abby Jung. You know the organization but have never worked directly with them.
She is accompanied by a gentleman with the kind of impressive beard and friendly face usually reserved for Santas. He is dressed more… not casually, exactly, but you can tell he’s much more of a hands-on type, with a firm, calloused grip. He introduces himself as simply Tepeu.
“Thank you for seeing us without an appointment,” she says.
“Not at all,” you say. “How can I be of help to your organization?”
“Well, that’s an interesting question,” Tepeu says. “We are looking to create very small homes which can be cheaply and quickly erected, but still be functional for places where whole communities are in need.”
“War zones, natural disaster areas, displaced populations, that kind of thing,” Ms. Jung says. “These won’t be our idea of a house with so many rooms and possessions and furnishings.”
“No,” the Tepeu agrees. “These will be places for sleeping, food prep, and storage mainly. The important aspect is that the family will be in a good, solid structure which can provide safety. A door which locks. We take such security for granted but it is lacking in many areas of the world.”
You nod, remembering some of your own clients who so desperately needed a home after some kind of disaster or another. “I would be happy to be involved in any way I can.”
Tepeu breaks into wide grin.
“We have few requirements, mostly we are hoping you will be able to connect the dots for the actual design of the building,” says Ms. Jung as she hands over several briefs.
“The need is so wide-spread,” Tepeu says. “There are many climates and cultures which Settlement for Simanity will build for, so we are hoping we can get a variety of designs, while meeting the basic needs.”
“Of course!” you say, already having visions in your head.
Budget: 8,000 for build only - do not consider the cost of the lot
Any size lot can be used but the extent of any structures or placed items (not including foliage) should not be more than 10x10
Pick one of the following community locations to design for:
(You do not need to own a suitable world for your chosen location but your landscaping and terrain paints should be consistent with the climate you design for)
Each build will need to be fully securable
At least two beds (a crib or sleeping bag will count as a second bed for this challenge, but the primary must be a regular bed)
At least one additional skill item of any kind
Build a community of at least 4 copies of your design (you may reCASt for variety but cannot change anything beyond that). Include a communal garden and any other special touches which may be appropriate for your build climate/location.
The deadline for this challenge is Sunday 31 March 2019 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EST/New York Time]
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #212 - Settlement for Simanity
NAME: your forum id
LINK TO LOT:
LINK TO MEDIA: your entry will be judged on your pictures
OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: if you entered the optional challenge, include a link here
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, or advanced
LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST:
LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: tell us about your build, include any details and rationale that might not be obvious from your pictures
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes" if you'd like suggestions for improvement, "no" if you'd like only positive feedback
CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (limit 2)
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.