british house

I was awoke at 6 o'clock by Mamma, who told me that the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham were here, and wished to see me. I got out of bed and went into my sitting-room (only in my dressing-gown), and alone,and saw them. Lord Conyngham (the Lord Chamberlain) then acquainted me that my poor Uncle, the King, was no more, and had expired at 12 minutes past 2 this morning, and consequently that I am Queen. Lord Conyngham knelt down and kissed my hand, at the same time delivering to me the official announcement of the poor King’s demise. 

The Diary of Queen Victoria, Tuesday, June 20th, 1837

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Ok so uhm this should have been posted earlier, but things got in the way I guess. This is a British inspired house including a boathouse that I made for the edgetown contest on the Nerdcrafteria server. I had fun trying out the style, since I normally don’t do British things, and I actually won. So hurray!

Be sure to check out the other builds of the contest over at theodakaffei there were some other very pretty ones.

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Here’s number three.

A 4 bed, 3 bath home for your Simmies.

This house includes a garage, utility room, kitchen, diningroom, livingroom, half bath and conservatory on the ground floor. On the first floor can be found two sizable bedrooms as well as two rather small bedrooms, another half bath and the family bathroom.

Built on a 20x30 lot. Unfurnished.

Again I have all EPs upto Island Paradise.
The following CC was used:
Windows - HERE
Backdoor - HERE
Wallpaper - HERE
Fence - HERE
Stairs - HERE

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Okie dokies this is the first house in what I’m going to dub the ‘Sheppey Collection’ i.e. a bunch of houses that I’m going to build based on houses on this shitty little island on which I happen to live, obviously making them British or English style houses. I’m using google maps street view thing to peek at them, quicker than walking around myself.

Anywho! This is number one. A four bed, one and a half bath council house. With space for two cars (one inside the small garage and one in front of it), this house also boasts a fairly substantial garden, perfect for a growing family.

Built on a 20x30 lot. Unfurnished.

I’ve all expansions up to Island Paradise.
This does include the following CC;
Windows and some doors - HERE
Front door - HERE
Bushes - HERE
Garage door - HERE

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About British heatwaves

I have lost count of the posts joking about how pathetic British people are for complaining about the heatwave we are going through. Its true, the temperatures are nowhere near as high as they reach in some countries - but this is a freaking serious issue.

People are expected to die as a result of this heatwave. 

One thing a lot of you don’t seem to understand, is air conditioning is not a thing for most British people. Our houses don’t have it. Most buildings don’t have it. Not even all cars have it, because for most of the year, it is not necessary. What we do have is central heating, in all buildings, because that is what our climate requires.

Adding to that problem is the fact that our houses are made of stone, brick, concrete and other solid, thick materials. Not wood, like houses in many counties are made of. This means we are much more insulated, and heat is retained more easily. Not good in a heatwave.

On top of that, our climate is naturally humid. As anyone who has ever studied the difference between rainforests and deserts knows, humid heat is much more uncomfortable and feels much warmer than dry heat.

And one of the most important issues? Whilst the temperature might not be that high by your standards, it is significantly higher than what we are used to.

The temperature in London today (1st July 2015) was 36.7C (98F)
The usual average temperature in London during July is 19C (67F)
The temperature in London on Sunday, four days ago, was 20C (68F)

Oh, and these temperatures only refer to the air temperature. They can be higher in certain environments depending on the sun, and the type of building, and the number of people and so forth. When Andy Murray was playing at Wimbledon yesterday, the temperature on the court was 41C (105F)

Can you see the problem?! Can you see why we’re complaining? Can you see how this could be seriously dangerous for young, old, or sick people?!

Its already impacting the country. Hot weather was reported as the cause of a fire that destroyed 30 acres of forest. Our trains are being delayed out of concern that the heat is causing the rails to buckle. Heat was also considered a factor in the lorry - carrying batteries of all things - that caught fire and closed the M1 today. And the heatwave has only just started. It is expected to continue for at least two weeks.

In our last big heatwave 760 people died. And the peak temperature, towards the end of those 19 days, was 34C (93F). So already, at the start of the heatwave, temperatures are higher than the temperatures that claimed 760 lives.

Things might well improve in the next few days. British weather is notoriously unpredictable. But conditions could easily just continue to get hotter. Its nice to know that people in California or Florida or Australia or Brazil can cope with warmer temperatures than this. But this isn’t something you should be making fun of.

EDIT: As has been pointed out to me, it is also worth keeping in mind that it isn’t just the UK going through this right now. In fact, most of Western Europe is experiencing unusually high temperatures. On 1st July, the temperature in Paris was 37C (100F). In Amsterdam it was 32C (91F). In Brussels it was 34C (93F). In Madrid, on Monday, temperatures hit 40C (104F). If you are in Western Europe, try to keep cool, stay hydrated, and stay safe!

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Number four of the Sheppey Collection is a 5 bed, 2.5 bath, mock Tudor home for your Sims. Built on a 30x27 lot size (I know it’s a weird one) this house uses absolutely no CC.  It could have any items in it from base game to Island Paradise though.

The following is the actual description of this house given by the estate agents selling the real life property:

A great size detached home fit for a family looking for a place ideal for all age groups, in particular families with teenage children. Bearing in mid the bedroom sizes here, there will not be any arguments with who is having what room, as all the bedrooms are a lovely size. Spend time with the family enjoying charades in one of the reception rooms. Alternatively, watch a film that will get you all enjoying a family friendly film on your wall mounted flat screen TV.

When you are doing your daily washing, this house would be ideal as the utility room can take all the noise from the washing machine, just shut the door, you can then enjoy some peace whilst you are eating your breakfast or dinner in the dining area. If you need to get ready quickly in the mornings, take advantage of the step in shower cubicle either in the main bathroom or the en-suite, alternatively if you want a nice bubble filled bath there is a corner bath for ultimate relaxation in the main bathroom plus an additional bath in the en-suite.

As always, this build is unfurnished.

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Thanks for downloading! Enjoy!