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Renting a home in Second Life – Don’t overlook this !

Decided to look around at the rental homes that are on offer. It never ceases to amaze me how poorly some rental areas are set up ! I landed in water, on deserted beaches and of course – in homes that got me ejected back to my own home *sigh*. If you’re a landlord in Second Life – please please make sure that prospective tenants  land some where even near your office ! Sooo after discounting any that didn’t take me to their rental boards – I landed at Pixel Eye. Right outside the rental office (hurrah!) with easy to read rental boards (hooray). Now you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d landed at a ballroom – as right in the centre of this area is a rather bright gold ballroom. I’m not entirely sure if I like that – BUT – if you can overlook the gold’ness of it all , around the outside are some pretty cool rental homes.

I plumped for this teeny tiny fully furnished cabin , you might recognise the maker as DRD . I was feeling lazy and this one came fully furnished with an additional 100 prims.  Most of the homes were $100L per week with 100 prims, some are a lot bigger than this so take your time and wander around.

I know I would be able to furnished them with the 100 prim allowance and it appeared to be pretty lag free and quiet – if a little lacking in privacy as most were quite close to one another. I suppose it all depends on what you’re looking for really, this might be a good place to socialise with the ballroom being so close. Unless it gets very busy and laggy, Id be able to overlook the ballroom build and the closeness of the other properties for such a reasonable price. I had one small request about moving the rent box and it was dealt with fairly quickly – always a good sign!

Pixel Eye rental office

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Crawl back into your Cave (Free)

I love a home, but even more I love a free unusual home ! Spotted this cave home by Felix for free on the market place. Its deceptively gorgeous and Id actually use it as a home or perhaps a retreat to retire too. The interior is rough stone with nooks and crannies that would suit decorating and adding some cosy touches. Amazingly its only 8Li (that includes the door which is scripted) I plonked it on the hill beside Zans home and it just sort of blended right in.

Cave home

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I’m a Gooseberry – Renting a home in Second Life

Well well well I have certainly struck lucky ! Decided to look around the rental home market and found this absolute gem. I am currently renting a home with Gooseberry Estates. I found them via their market place decor shop and was a little confused when I landed in the shop. However I was helped on my way by one of the estate managers Bren. I was fully expecting to find yet another cookie cutter estate – you know the drill? But I didn’t ! Hooray for Gooseberry and their rethinking of the rental market.

Soooo first decision was a small or large or premium plot – the small was $600L per week with 400 prims. I went with the small plot, which turned out to be pretty BIG really ! Chose a plot, paid the mailbox  et voila – I’m moving in. Now you may have experienced the skyhomes where you can choose from a selection of homes yes? This is similar (but better) land based – they do not de-rez when you leave unlike most of the sky home versions I have encountered. On the reverse of your mail box you’ll find the button that gives you a huge choice of homes – not just any old homes but the latest & greatest homes by all the cool designers on the grid ! They are also landscaped – mmhmm each house rezzes with its own landscaping – gawd a godsend for me. Every plot big or small is water facing and you are permitted to rez a little pier to enjoy the view of the water from.

Currently I am enjoying this Cory Edo house – but I am pretty sure in a few days I will change it out for something else! I have also joined the community group which looks to be pretty busy with events, gifts etc. I also read their gazette over my morning coffee – and learnt a couple of things I didn’t know about SL . There are heaps of cool things about renting on Gooseberry – go and take a look !

Gooseberry rental office

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Apartment Life – $10L home!

My $50L months budget is still intact hooray! I hunted high and I hunted low, finally found an apartment for just $10L per week. This is AL, they rent very inexpensive homes from $10L – $50L. The more you pay , the better the home – simple. These apartments aren’t bad though – just a little oversized. Two rooms, furnished as a lounge and a bedroom. Menu driven stuff – I haven’t tried it and if I was going to stay long term Id prolly ask for it to be removed and use my own gear. I was also given 10 prims – I’ve used 5 so far phew! I’ve got this for 2 weeks – so KERCHING I have spent to date $22L – oh my almost half way through my allowance in just 2 days !

AL rentals

 

 

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Renting a home in Second Life

When Zan said to come over and check this rental sim out I was there in a flash. Not often we see something that so awesome we call each other to see it! So I was sunk about 3 minutes later and had rented the lighthouse above. Yes, we do have our own sim but I often rent places out to blog or just because I really adore the surroundings – this worked on both counts. $400L a week, 200 prims and a sim of gorgeous locations to take photos – whats not to love!

Got busy rezzing out my gear from Dench Designs – love this picnic table and planty type bits and it didn’t make much of a dent in my prim allowance.

This is the central roundabout, so pretty and plenty of places to park your arse and enjoy the view.

When Zan said it had “so many different types of home” to rent she wasnt kidding. Anything from a Lighthouse, a motel, brownstones, cozy little bungalows and more. They all seem to be $400L a week. I didn’t get a group join when I rented but I was able to place my gear. I sent a message to the owner and a few hours later the group tag arrived. I’ve put the rental office landmark below, although I didn’t see a way to teleport to the homes (?) I just walked about and found what I wanted.

Style Central Rental Office

Dench Designs (BIG sale on at the moment)

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Renting a home in Second Life -Be Sassy

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Took some time out last week to scoot about and see what was new and happenin on the rental scene. I came across Sassy Rentals, what made me look twice was the low low lowwwww prices and the fact that you could, if you wish, rent by the day ! The rental I tried out for a week was just $5L per day – yes that’s right – FIVE Lindens per day! You can rent daily or weekly, whatever suits you.  I was really lucky that I got to speak with one of the owners and was given a quick tour around to other homes. Each one was stuffed with animated surfaces, kitchen,sofa, beds etc. Upon paying the rent box you will automatically get invited to the rental group – you MUST accept this to be able to set home and utilise the furnishings. DO read the info note (I didn’t DUH) it contains useful stuff about being a tenant there.

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Prices go from just $1L – up to around $150L if memory serves correctly, there are also lots down on the land below but at the time of writing this those are all taken. Your privacy is taken seriously, no one can cam perv you and you also have an easy to set up security orb – no worries at all.  Go and take a peek around, they seem pretty full at the moment but of course it may empty up a bit over the festive period!

Sassy Rentals

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Hello Sailor – (renting a home in Second Life)

Sailors Cove rental homes

I’ve been dying to use that as a blog post title ! Its been a couple of months since I last looked around at rental homes – and this time I have found a real gem . It all begun when I was trying to sort out my inventory, I came across some items made by Ken Rosenthal – wow blast from the past! I haven’t spoken to Ken for years, so like the true stalker I can be, I looked him up and noticed he had rental homes. Now, if you know Ken, you’d know he is one classy guy. Intrigued to see what he had built I zoomed over – et voila – ended up renting one of his gorgeous homes in “Sailors Cove”. As I suspected the place was beautiful, small and welcoming. The real beauty is that you have access to the open sea from your home, rez your craft and you’re off ! The home is a light and bright space, open plan living downstairs and furnished mainly with pieces from one of my favourite stores “Bazar”. One double bedroom upstairs and a gallery landing – perfect for placing an easel …or something.

Sailors Cove rental home $600L per week - furnished (or not) plus prims!

Soooo renting details:  $600L per week. The units are furnished and have an additional 150 prim limit(land impact) for you to add. You can request the unit to be unfurnished for a total of 270 prim limit (land impact). when you get your note-card with embedded group joiner just click and wear – et voila !

Sailors Cove - interior

I haven’t had the urge to rez any more furniture to be honest – it’s so tastefully done already why change?. However the generous prim allowance means you can fool around with your collection of boats, yachts etc outside on your deck. There are just eight of this sweet homes to rent and three are taken already – pop over and check it out. The landmark given will take you to the deck of my place – feel free to mooch ! Thanks for the warm welcome Ken ❤

Sailors Cove

Greymoon designs (housebuilder – spent ages here as there are some fantastic homes for sale!)

Bazar (all furniture from here)