New House in Second Life: Two Buildings for Sale
As my neighbors in Second Life have noticed (and been amused, it seems), I have been rather fickle with the the various buildings for my home. Â Most of the time I have purchased low-cost structures built by someone else. Â All of them have looked great, but none have been what I wanted: Â a building that would allow me to cover all the goals for my property while being low-prim enough to meet the requirements of my plot. Â Lately I have been interested in building my own homes. Â I wanted to target a more commercial aspect (hoping against hope that my efforts would pay for the land I have purchased). Â In order to do so, I would need to build something that is all my own, yet looking professional. Â This is also important for me as I wish to have a learning environment for my students to visit for "extra credit", and for office hours. Â I started with an idea for an English Country Pub. Â From the many pictures I have pulled from the Internet, I came with a very well constructed approximation of a pub as my first home. Â It's currently for sale in my new digs for a price I think reflects the level of construction. Â I also built a number of low-prim accessories for the building, which I will have up for sale soon. Â But it was too small for what I wanted, and I didn't feel that it fit in the neighborhood in Caledon Downs. Â That, and I didn't have enough room for everything I wanted in the house. Â I tried a parachute platform, but since you can fly in Caledon, why would someone want to parachute around the land? Â It just didn't make sense. Â So, I found some nice textures for a Victorian Brick building, and set to work. Â I built a new Victorian Department Store that is just large enough to fit in my land, and gives me 4 floors to provide a store (first floor), a Cinema currently showing the 1916 version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (second floor), a third floor with a whiteboard and slideshow viewer for online courses, a fourth floor Restaurant with Fish and Chips and Tea for all, and finally an attic for changing clothes without anyone looking in on me. Â I've since had two neighbors who have not talked to me before comment on how much they like the new building, and are quite impressed with it. Â As such I posted it for sale inside for the benefit of anyone else that would like the building. Â Now, I have heard some people mention the fact that they find Second Life a "game" that equates to something similar to Facebook or MySpace. Â And all I can say is many Universities are using Second Life as a solution to their physical classroom problems, and there is a reason. Â Soon I hope to have a solution for some Technology Education classes to be taught in the new medium. Â And this new building is large enough to provide for those classes, and provide a fun environment for students to enjoy.So if you are new to Second Life, or have land and want a nice large building with a small footprint, feel free to visit!