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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)

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Renting a home in Second Life

Rental apartment - Gorgeous view on the balcony

Hubba Hubba – I haven’t done a rental home for simply agesssss have I ! I hope you find them useful – drop me a line and let me know? Soooo after jetting about a bit I came across this fabbo apartment. It’s with a rental company called Baron Estates and renting was really a breeze. The office is a new method I’ve not seen before, there are boards that you touch and they show photos of whats available in each category. Easy to understand and use. I was looking for something budget conscious and saw an apartment for $175L per week, furnished with heaps of options and some prims. Popped over to see and was so taken with it – I rented on the spot. Very easy to rent, pay the box, group tag arrives – et voilà, you’re in. There is security, which is  simple to set up and operate. Soooo onto the home, what I totally adore is the flexibility of the accommodation. Not only can you choose the carpet/floor colours and textures, but also the walls ! You can also play around with the furniture set up, most of it is by one of my fav designers Bazar – so I was dead chuffed with the quality and style, but if you didn’t like a room – use the box on the wall to remove it and use your own. You get 65 prims with this apartment – plenty to add a more personal feel. (I think I’m using 41 at present and I did curtains, decorated the balcony etc)

Rental apartment - $175L per week furnishedoptional & 65 prims

Just a taste of the interior as you’d find it upon renting – although I did notice today another of these sweet places opened up and it had a really gorgeous kitchen that was different from mine. Might be worth peeking about to see whats on offer before renting. Above is a photo of the box on the wall that allows you to fool around with the colour scheme and furniture. I noticed that the Bazar furniture also has some colour options to play with. The view is fantastical, right over a protected waterfront, it really doesn’t get much better than that.

Rental apartment - $175L per week - furnished & options plus 65 prims

I’ve had the rental just twenty-four hours, but have popped in and out at various times. I’m always concerned with apartment living, in case I have unruly or nosey neighbours? The great thing is that your privacy is maintained from block to block view the viewer settings they’ve used. Plus I didn’t actually see a single soul on any of my visits. It is located on mainland, another myth blown away – it’s not laggy! Definitely worth a teleport over to the office to house hunt!

Baron Estates Realty office

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Grand Isolation – renting a home in Second Life

CLM rental home - $99L per week rent furnished or unfurnished

Time for another look at the rental market, I always love to do these posts – hope you enjoy them and find them useful. I came across CLM rentals and took a peek at what they had to offer. Quite a range of rental homes and land, starting from a little as $50L per week. Most of the “budget” range seemed to be furnished, not bad but Id prefer to use my own stuff really. You can’t ask for furniture removals on the budget homes, but you can on the others (over $100L per week range). I liked the look of this Lighthouse, something a little different no? It cost me $99L for a week, furnished and with 50 prims to use. As usual with me, I asked for everything to be removed so I could furnish myself. After everything was taken I had the grand total of 65 prims yay! That’s more than enough to create a cozy and stylish place. There are four floors to this dwelling, I used the ground as a lounge/ kitchen, 2nd floor as a dining room, 3rd floor bedroom and left the 4th floor empty as it was nice to have a walk around area outside. I have ONE prim left for emergencies! Group auto return is set to on in the properties, so make sure you’re wearing your group tag BEFORE placing stuff out – or it gets delivered back to you pretty pronto. (The group invite arrives as soon as you’ve paid the rent)

CLM rental home - 99L per week

I used almost exclusively furniture from Bazar, low prim and brilliantly made. The fire in my bedroom is by what next – gotta have a snuggly fire near my bed. Once I was finished decorating (I LOVE decorating) I decided to survey the new area. One of the reasons I chose the lighthouse, is that I can avoid looking at the land behind me, it isn’t a pretty view , but…its not hard to ignore it. Once I’m inside my lighthouse I tend to look out of the windows at the sea – that suits me just fine. I did take a look at a few other homes being offered and found some dead cute ocean front sort of tiki houses. Well appointed and nicely set out and ever so inexpensive ! Definitely do check the other homes, I’m pretty sure you will find something to your taste.

CLM rentals

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