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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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No beach? No Problem!

I came across this brill beach scene on the market place yesterday from CEBO Buildings. You could use it as a summertime backdrop for all your bikini snaps, it is modify also – so perhaps have a go at editing it. Add stuff of your own etc – however it does come with everything you see here. Also brill for a beach if you don’t have one – I’ve got mine in the sky above my studio platform – and just $125L .

Beach scene

 

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Thrifty idea (Free)

One of my favourite past times in Second Life is looking at homes and whilst I was at AT Design I spotted a board saying “Useful”, on that board is a free gift of Skybox covers. If you never knew you needed one of these – well you DO! Such a nifty idea. We all have some of those gorgeous skyhomes right? The ones that are gorgeous inside but look like a carbuncle on the outside? Yeah you knowww. So in this box are covers, many different sizes with a texture change function with lots of different facades to choose from. Simple but effective and just 1Li !

AT Design

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Big Bang for Your Bucks!

You know how sometimes you see something and BOOM ! You just have to have ittttt. Well I mosied on over to the new home & garden event The Boardwalk – spotted this giant over sized wall clock by Z.O.E and knew I wasn’t leaving without it. Just 2Li , it actually does tell the time and super pretty – who couldn’t want it. Five colour options to pick from , I went with a traditional sort of Chinese blue pattern, as I’m pretty crackers on that type of design in real life *happy sigh*. $149L per colour , and that’s a whole wall in your home accounted for.

The Boardwalk

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Decor Freaks ! (Hunt gifts)

Oh wow my flabber is gasted – seriously fantastic gifts from The Magical Winter Hunt ! Above I am showing the prizes from: Lunar Seasonal Designs, The Artists Shed  and Cleo Designs. The fireplace, fire,chair and snack table are from Cleo Designs – haven’t seen much from this designer lately and then BOOM – this pops up. (There were a few more little bits & bobs with this set but  a little too Christmassy for my tastes atm.) The astonishing picture is from Lunar Seasonal Designs – and its truly gorgeous – huge menu for the frame texture, the picture designs and even the stars – only 1Li, a real keeper for me. The lamp is from The Artist Shed, spot on trend and 5Li. Each prize is just $1L – now excuse me while I go and hunt down the rest !

All info, landmarks, and hints on the blog website HERE

P.S while your’e at Lunar Seasonal Designs, check out the new rezzable and playable games – ooOOooo I might have to buy one.

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Moving on – $1L home !

I was dead chuffed to find this gift from Simple things & Forever summer today. Not everyone in Second Life changes their decor and surroundings when the seasons change – in fact for almost 8 years I lived on a tropical island year round (which is prolly why I have such an aversion to them now !) This is the “Trudy Tropical Island House”, its dead pretty and includes the patio, pool and all the trees and plants. You could use this straight outta the box as is – or play around with it.

You receive two versions one with everything and one with just the house – and beware none of it is in a rez box – so rez it in edit mode.

“The Trudy Tropical Island House is an open-spaced wooden house on stilts with 2 bedrooms. It sits on a man-made island with a swimming-pool. It has a spacious front balcony and extra-living area below the house. The house itself is 43 land impact and 22×26. The area for the ‘island’ and boulders is 36×43. The landscaping and pool are 90 land impact.”

It’s so low prim for what it is, Id use the whole thing and decorate – it’s no modify sadly but hey ho – what a find! The interior is nicely done with some shadowing and great wood textures. Limited time offer so grab it while you can. Check out the market place store while youre there – some other great builds for just $10L.

Dollarbie house

 

 

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Winter Is Coming

My thoughts have already turned to winter decorating, Zan and I love to plan our winter theme early so we can get out and about spending farrrr too many Lindens in advance. I’m a big fan of Maya’s stuff, always stuffed full of furnishings, landscaping items and really cute animations. Everything in her store is $50L, and yes – that includes furnished homes with gardens!

This is the Martin Winter Cottage, a charming little home with a lounge, desk, fireplace, kitchen and even a loft bedroom. Every piece is animated and has the latest attachment scripts so no clunky attaching objects. What I totally adore is that Maya makes her items modify, so you can take out what you don’t need or want, or use items in other places or homes. I’m using a lot of her lighting lately as its so low prim and totally adorable. You get the snowy garden with this home, including some dead sweet winter trees and plants ! I would probably use my own bed (we always get used to certain animations don’t we?) and quite possibly add some more wintry plants – grab this and fool around with everything !

Deets: What you will get with this set?

✿ Kitchen with
✿ Small Room with Vanity
✿ Kitchen with dining room
✿ Stairs
✿ Bedroom
✿ Winter Garden
✿ Veranda

In addition (outside rezbox) you will get:

✿ Snow
✿ Moor
✿ Many Winter Trees

Total Land Impact: – 262 prims fully furnished

Dimensions:
Winter Cottage with Garden – 17,5 m x 16,5 m

Maya’s Martin Cottage