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Renting a home in Second Life (Part 6)

Glamdiosa Appartments - exterior

I happened upon this rental company yesterday and despite not being incredibly keen on apartment living, I decided to give it a go. There are two sims linked together, one for the rentals a collection of VERY ritzy huge homes and one apartment block, the other sim houses the owners rather nice fashion store. I’m a bit broke so I decided to go and view the apartments, boy I was in for a surprise! I walked to the lobby area and pressed the button for a lift, which promptly arrived, sat in it and chose the floor I wanted to go too. The penthouse was already taken (and a bit more expensive to rent) So I hopped in and out of the lift until I found an apartment I fancied. They are all pretty much decorated identically, just differing colours of lounge suite from what I saw. Ohmai gosh! They are suuuper luxurious – fully furnished, great poses and animations , it really felt posh.

Glamdiosa rental appartment 1

Nice touches inside the spacious rooms, a lovely piano to play, coffee table with rezzable treats, and a balcony complete with breakfast table. You do also get a prim allowance but seriously, I couldn’t think of a single thing that I needed to rez – everything has been thought of for you. Perhaps a photo or two though.

Glamdiosa Appartments - bathroom

The bathroom is just gorgeous, shower for singles or couples, adult & PG animations, working toilet, sinks etc, very lush. It’s a bit like living in a very upscale hotel. The views are actually pretty good, every now and then for some reason fireworks start outside – lovely to watch and they don’t seem to impact on the sims performance at all.

Glamdiosa Appartments - bedroom

The bed room is vast, impressive bed with a large menu, roaring fire and working lamps. All the windows are touch tinted, which is pretty handy. All this for 450L per week – what’s the downside? Nothing if you like to live close to other people. I’m not sure how your private bedroom antics would pan out with someone below or above you – that’s a drawback for me. However, my neighbour very politely introduced herself, which was lovely and surprising – I rarely talk to anyone in SL these days, and it was just so nice to chat and laugh – this sort of living would be a brilliant way to find new friends. That kinda sold it to me really – 7 years in Second Life and I just don’t meet many new people these days  (Hi Purbella!) All in all – I think Id enjoy it here, the area is pretty, the owners attentive and ever so speedy to get me all set up with a group invite and offers to help if required. (The security system is awesome and simple to use btw) Go and take a peek, these are so so SO lovely !

Glamdiosa Estates

~BAZAR~   (to buy bathroom and bedroom)

Side note: Id like to mention that I pay my rent like any body else, I do not advertise the fact that I will be blogging the rental home at ALL – so any service I get is just like anyone else will receive.

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A place of your own (No.2)

60L rental home - beach cabin scene

I’ve decided to keep with this feature, and will try to blog a place every couple of weeks. If any of you find a unique, interesting rental home that you think might be worth blogging about please let me know! Anywayyy After 4 hours of trawling around SL, I eventually ended up at “60L rentals”. Thats exactly what it is, a home for 60L per week, it’s what it says on the tin kinda deal! However, the clever thing is you don’t have to choose one home – oh no – you actually get a choice of seventeen ! I stumped up 60L and got my slice of home-sweet-home, then played around with it for an hour. Above is the beach scene I really liked, cabin with adult bed, rockers, locking doors, and an adult daybed. Soft sounds of ocean waves (which I can’t find a way to turn off!), and swirling water effects all around.

60L rental home - Set up panel

Got tired of that after a while so took a look at the other options from the board above. This board is important if you rent here. Its your security, rent box and multi-scene changer thinger. You are located high up in the sky in your own dome, then you select from the pop up menu what home you’d like to rez – note- when you come back to your home from a period away, just the dome is there, it’s not permanent – no worries though, just select it again from the board. The padlock is your security, I stupidly didn’t bother with the helpful notecard given to me upon renting (duh) and came home to find a couple exploring my home , my own fault. Read the notecard, set it up so only I can enter, everyone else is auto ejected – nice !

60L rental home - mesh apartment

Obviously as there is a  Barnesworth Anubis build in the options I chose that next (fangirl!) Each home has a good bed with adult and PG animations, plus in some cases menu driven couches, daybed and sun loungers. Its worth noting that you do get a small prim allowance of ten prims. Enough for shopping bags and perhaps the odd personal item you might want to keep out from time to time.

60L rental home - mesh apartment scene

Theres such a big choice of home styles, from Gorean camp, xxx urban role play, apartments,forests. At this price point it would also make an ideal place to take blog photos (as Zan uses up SO many prims at home I can never rez my own photo scene bubble!) This is a budget operation but with quality options, if you’re a high maintenance type of renter who needs lots of assistance it might not work for you so well, BUT if you READ THE HELP NOTE CARDS – you would be fine !

60L rental home - teleport panel in office

Upon arrival at the office you’ll find this type of board, no need to choose they are all the same btw. Utilise the teleport button, kindly highlighted in BRIGHT yellow and go up to the dome, pay the rent box et voilà, you’re ready to roll. The group invitation arrives straight away, make sure you grab it and accept or you wont be able to set your home position and rez items. I’ve been in this rental for a couple of days now and apart from neglecting to set up my security properly and having uninvited guests, its been quiet and peaceful. My nearest neighbours seem to be about 600m away, and the sim isn’t remotely laggy. The intan dance system is a nice touch for couples and friends and I have actually enjoyed my “little getaway” place.

$60 Linden Rentals  Multi-Scene Main Office