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**TS3* Build-n-Share Challenge #236 **Empty Nest** **Due 31st March 2021**

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    harm_michelleharm_michelle Posts: 2
    edited June 2011
    Hi everyone! I am totally new to building in the sims but this seems like a lot of fun and a great way to get involved in the sims community. I am hoping to join in on this build-n-share :) I was looking at the houses done on previous build-n-shares and you are all so talented!
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    KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,942 Member
    edited June 2011
    Welcome, harm_michelle! I started with BnShare way back in the 3rd (I think!) challenge and really credit my development as a builder with my participation in this challenge. I hope you find it as rewarding as I did :)
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    TsunamiGirlTsunamiGirl Posts: 995 Member
    edited June 2011
    I've never participated in one of these before. I wanted too but could never find the time. I decided to give this challenge a try and am currently working on the house. It's been so long since I've uploaded anything not that I've stopped building, I just got lazy in the uploading department. :lol:

    Anyhow, the entries so far are quite spectacular. :wink:
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    SerithReiSerithRei Posts: 271 New Member
    edited June 2011
    Looks like I won't be able to enter this challenge after all. My new laptop has decided it hates the sims and keeps crashing whenever I try to run it. :(
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    SimShineSimShine Posts: 308 Member
    edited June 2011
    Only a week left...I need to stop going away from the forums for more than a day at a time. I think I might have to put my current WIP on hold for this one...I'll see if I can get it done :)
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    KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,942 Member
    edited June 2011
    SerithRei wrote:
    Looks like I won't be able to enter this challenge after all. My new laptop has decided it hates the sims and keeps crashing whenever I try to run it. :(

    Aww... that stinks! Hope you get it working again :(

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    KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,942 Member
    edited June 2011
    SimShine wrote:
    Only a week left...I need to stop going away from the forums for more than a day at a time. I think I might have to put my current WIP on hold for this one...I'll see if I can get it done :)

    Welcome! Hope you can fit the challenge in with your WIP :)
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    KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,942 Member
    edited June 2011
    I just can't seem to find time to build this week! I did finally find an inspiration pic to get me started though. I had trouble deciding which style of build to go for with purple as a design color, but I think I have it figured out now. How is everyone else doing?
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    scorpiophoenixscorpiophoenix Posts: 2,289 Member
    edited June 2011
    Think I am going to have to skip this one too. I have my shell finished but with everything else I have to do, I just do not think I am going to finish.
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    SillyCaileySillyCailey Posts: 374 Member
    edited June 2011
    It is good to see that others are making some progress, as for me - Well I have the house built, I keep changing the roof - over and over and over again, can't seem to get it the way I want it, so I work inside for a while and then come back and change the roof again :D The color palette is driving me insane, can't find a purple that I like, either too dark or too light but I will come up with something - I hope :wink: At least all the rooms are designated and most have furniture, but I still need to cas, granny Sara has upgraded all the appliances while I am trying to make decisions on colors and patterns, hopefully I will get it done before I have to go out of town next week - I am gonna do my best :-)
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    ZYIsSimsZYIsSims Posts: 1,047 Member
    edited June 2011
    OFFICIAL ENTRY - GENERATIONS 102-103

    NAME:BnS Generations by ZYI

    LINK TO LOT:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4221095


    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd126/silviaBroome/101-102Generations/?albumview=slideshow

    LEVEL: Advanced

    LOT SIZE ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30x30,


    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:I chose to build on a 30x30 lot which didn't leave much room for a separate building for the granny flat, so I built it all into one building, Sarah has her own entrance with her own garden and access to the back yard. She has a small kitchen on the first floor, and stairs up to a living room loft, She has her own washer and dryer in her restroom. The main part of the house has a garage, and a large living and dinging room. there is also a half bath just off the dining room. The kitchen has a bar to eat quick meals on, and a door to the patio, the second floor of the main house is the master suite. The third floor is home to the children and the laundry, There are three bedrooms Hugh has a room designed for imaginations. Nicole has a space to study and a large bed. The baby has a small and simple room which could be converted layer for a play room. There is a large windowless laundry room, and two bathrooms. The main area upstairs is a reading, and office room. The back yard has a tree house for Hugh, and several other play things. There is a vegetable garden as well as a flower garden. The entire house was designed for the fantastic view of the ocean.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always

    CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None other than Store stuff and things from stuff packs and expansions.
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    mgolden27mgolden27 Posts: 369 New Member
    edited June 2011
    OFFICIAL ENTRY - GENERATIONS 102-103

    NAME: mgolden27

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4220649

    LINK TO FAMILY: I posted on Media Fire, since I'm having trouble getting the family to load here. :(
    http://www.mediafire.com/?q68dz1eyvfvr8vc

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/Milygo/BNS 101-102/?albumview=slideshow

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LOT SIZE ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40 furnished: $198,892

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: I tried to go with what the family wanted, but had a lot of distractions this week...so I might have missed something. I tried to stick with neutral grays and browns, with the purple thrown in. In rooms I knew were for Jenny Foster, I went with a bit more purple like the Master Bedroom and her office. I made areas for each person outdoors, as I made the family all love the out doors. The lot will fit on any 40x40 lot and since they wanted it on the beach, I put a back gate on the yard's fence so they had easy access to getting to the beach.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please

    CUSTOM CONTENT USED: Only using sim store items and exp and stuff packs.
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    golden_glowgolden_glow Posts: 862 Member
    edited June 2011
    I better get a move on with mine, I'm going on holiday on Monday and I've not even finished the downstairs :S Everyones so far looks really good btw :)
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    TamlynTamlyn Posts: 295 Member
    edited June 2011
    Everyone's houses look lovely - it makes me wish I was able to do one.

    I started a house but I definately won't have the time. It's a pity because I indulged recently in some store items that would have been perfect for this build and haven't had a chance to use them elsewhere :)

    I think I'm just going to have to wait for the little builds. (On the bright side I've finally... almost... finished my Centennial Vale house.)
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    KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,942 Member
    edited June 2011
    Couple of quick questions. Does the granny flat (we call it a mother-in-law suite here!) have to be a flat, or can it have a 2nd story? And do the 5 bedrooms include the one for the granny flat? Thanks!
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    icrawbeansicrawbeans Posts: 201 New Member
    edited June 2011
    I haven't done a challenge in a very long time but I found myself wanting to do this one (maybe it was a memory having to do with Fosters!) Hope it is ok...

    Official Entry #102/103



    NAME: Icrawbeans

    LINK TO LOT: Comfy Down Under: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4229158

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://icrawbeans-simschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/06/build-n-share-102103-generations.html

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4229157 The Foster Family

    LEVEL: (beginner/intermediate. I don't feel comfortable saying beginner, but intermediate seems a bit much for me too!

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 477 Sunnyside Blvd; 30 x 30. I belive the final cost was right around 150K, but becuase I moved the family in to skill them up and get the garden to grow it depreciatted a lot!

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: ?

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISIM: yes please

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: I hate this question because I never know where some of this stuff comes from! Whenever I download from the exchange I can be sure that something will have added itself to my game! Just be advised that if there is any special pattern or object, I didn't do it!
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    KittKat7147KittKat7147 Posts: 1,942 Member
    edited June 2011
    Couple of quick questions. Does the granny flat (we call it a mother-in-law suite here!) have to be a flat, or can it have a 2nd story? And do the 5 bedrooms include the one for the granny flat? Thanks!
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    SerithReiSerithRei Posts: 271 New Member
    edited June 2011
    A quick question, I've put the four bedrooms in the main house but I've put the two boys in the same bedroom/nursery, is this ok?

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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    edited June 2011
    Couple of quick questions. Does the granny flat (we call it a mother-in-law suite here!) have to be a flat, or can it have a 2nd story? And do the 5 bedrooms include the one for the granny flat? Thanks!

    The granny flat can have 2 stories if you have the budget for it. The important thing is that it have a separate entrance from the main house. The main house should have (at least) 4 bedrooms. The granny flat should have (at least) 1 bedroom. You can always exceed expectations if you have the budget for it!
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    edited June 2011
    SerithRei wrote:
    A quick question, I've put the four bedrooms in the main house but I've put the two boys in the same bedroom/nursery, is this ok?

    You're using one of the bedrooms as a guest bedroom? That's fine as long as the boys' bedroom meets both their needs.
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    BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 4,061 Member
    edited June 2011
    icrawbeans wrote:
    NAME: Icrawbeans

    LEVEL: (beginner/intermediate. I don't feel comfortable saying beginner, but intermediate seems a bit much for me too!

    I took a look at your media, and I'm putting you in the intermediate category!
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    SillyCaileySillyCailey Posts: 374 Member
    edited June 2011
    Well I guess it was just wishful thinking that real life would give me a chance to finish the Generations House - I have not really had a chance to sim for the past few days and I have to go out of town tomorrow and will not be able to sim until I get home and that will be past the deadline. I haven't had time to check out the other entries but I look forward to doing that when I get back. Good luck everyone.
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    golden_glowgolden_glow Posts: 862 Member
    edited June 2011
    OFFICIAL ENTRY: #102-#103

    NAME: golden_glow

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4233282

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/350953.page

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LOT SIZE ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 30 x 30, $183,971

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Built especially for Build-n-Share #102-#103. This beach house has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, a large open plan kitchen/diner/living area and a study. It also features a 1 bedroomed flat with separate entrance. The large garden has access to the beach, a vegetable garden, bbq patio area and treehouse. All this for $190,000 and no CC!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None
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    SerithReiSerithRei Posts: 271 New Member
    edited June 2011
    You're using one of the bedrooms as a guest bedroom? That's fine as long as the boys' bedroom meets both their needs.

    Excellent, thanks! Worried I was going to have to remodel the whole room. :)

    OFFICIAL ENTRY: #102-#103

    NAME: SerithRei

    LINK TO HOUSEHOLD: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4204450
    *I somehow managed to mix up the challenge number. It has 103-104 instead of 102-103 *Facepalm* Sorry!*

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4233433

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/wireintheblood/BnS102 103/
    *Again photobucket has jumbled up my pictures. The granny flat is decorated mainly in green tones.*

    LEVEL: Intermediate I think?

    LOT SIZE ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 477 Sunnyside Blvd, 30 x 30, $193,108

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This beach house has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, a large open plan living area with bar, a open plan kitchen/dining room and a study. Attached to the main house is a 1 bed, 1 bath granny flat with its own open plan living/dining/kitchen area and a separate entrance. The large garden includes a vegetable garden, kids play area, pool and bbq area and is literally a stone's throw from the beach. No cc, only base game and store items used.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None
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    TsunamiGirlTsunamiGirl Posts: 995 Member
    edited June 2011
    OFFICIAL ENTRY - GENERATIONS 102-103

    NAME: TsunamiGirl

    LINK TO LOT: http: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4237142

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s138.photobucket.com/albums/q280/Malikie24/Build N Share - Generations/?albumview=slideshow

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    LOT SIZE ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 40x40 furnished: $152,536 (I am hoping this is accurate since the price seemed to drop when I added the family then moved them back out when I was done taking pictures. This is how much it says it is in my game, so hopefully its right. :wink:

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: The family is shown in some of the pictures but they are not uploaded nor do I intend to upload them. The thing is, I tried to make Russel a newborn but Jenny would not cooperate and instead had a girl no matter how many times I tried and I even force fed her apples like crazy (I think that still works). So, I gave up on the family. The lot is next to the beach and I believe I gave everyone in the family what they wanted. The yard has a pool, garden, BBQ area, sandpit, and a tree-house. The inside has a spacious kitchen, dining room, and living room. There is also a breakfast area with a juice bar, a small office, and laundry area. Sarah Jones has the entire second floor which can be entered from either of the garages or from the main house. Her floor has a bedroom, bathroom, large eat-in kitchen, and a living area with a tv and fire place.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please, I haven't uploaded anything for over a year. :shock:

    CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No CC. I may have used a couple store items.

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