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$17L per week apartment UPDATE!

If you were interested in one of the $17L apartments by Chasing Dawn Homes there are a couple up for grabs right now. I did join the subscribe board in the rental office which keeps you informed of any vacancies – dead chuffed that one of them was in the “Rainy” themed area! I’ve paid up for a month $68L, last of the big spenders that I am. You get two prims allowed for that type of rental so I’ve added a couple of things to my room to personalise it. If you’d like the apartment that I rented let me know ❤

Chasing Dawn Rental Office

Jacket & shirt – Neve @ Uber

Jeans – Vagrant

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Renting a home in Second Life – $17L per week !

I had a notecard from a lovely lady yesterday – thanking me for showing rental homes – it was super lovely to hear that it had been of help ❤

It made me realise I hadn’t done a rental blog for a while and I think I got ever so lucky today. I found Chasing Dawn Homes – apparently they’ve been renting homes since 2011 – and Id never come across them till today! Basically they have several sets of these $17L per week apartments, each is themed and housed inside a well made location. Above is the marina, moving water, sounds outside, ever so pretty.

I really loved the rainy location (as I live in the UK and I’m used to rain) As I couldn’t find any vacancies I sort of spied through the windows – you get a bed, couch etc (good makes) everything you need to call home.

This is the main office. If you look at where I’m stood, there is a board to register your interest in a home , so you will be alerted of vacancies. To the right of that are the teleporters to take you to each apartment themed area. There are other homes at very inexpensive prices so take a peek at those too.

Chasing Dawn Homes

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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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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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Thats pretty annoying ! (Heads up)

As you know I try to showcase a rental home or estate that I’ve found to be a cool place to live. So yesterday I was out and about looking for something to share with you. I visited many many rental homes until I eventually found a sweet little cottage at Dandelion Dreamland rental homes. It was a good position with some great views and unfurnished for $200L per week and 100 prims – not bad ! As I landed I had been bombarded with the usual group joining notices etc but until I’ve found something worth a look I dont tend to pay those much attention- whats the point unless I’m going to rent right? WRONG – my mistake I really should have read and re read the many and lengthy notes on the card – this isn’t the usual note-card you get to tell you all about the rules – , Quite a longgggg way down the note states –

“Dandelion Daydreams Factory has a one off group join fee of 200 lindens, this fee has been put in place as open rez attracts way to many trolls and griefers which ruin the experience for everyone.
Joining this group allows for temporarily rezzing objects, ideal for photographers & bloggers and also those wanting to rez small items to use while visiting.
Most importantly, the cost to join 200 L$ goes towards monthly tier & keeping Dandelion alive, thus we appreciate all that join.
Not last to mention you can participate in the entertaining activities issued during the year and receive group gifts.”

What?! Thats right – to set to home, to rez your objects – infact to get any use out of the home – you HAVE to pay and additional $200L to join the group !!!! In all my years as a landlord, as a renter , in alll the years in Second Life – I have never ever ever ever been asked to PAY to join the group of a rental company! I dont want free gifts, I just want to rez my furniture and set to home. Just set up a group for the home renters and offer group join upon the rent box being paid – SIMPLE!

I wont be able to show you a home today – long story short , I am $200L down, no rental home and I’m in a group I’ve got no use for ! The landlord did refund my rent at least – as she stated it was my fault for not reading the LONG note-card fully before renting – actually I did but, I never in my wildest dreams figured that the PAY for group was for people renting homes – jeeeez.

If you dont mind the group fee on top of you rent – heres the landmark for the homes.

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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)