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Start here >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Buying-land/ta-p/700043 and keep reading embedded links until you get tired.   Most of your basic questions will be answered there. 

You may discover, in retrospect, that you should have bought a different house, depending on how big it is and how many prims it has.  A plot of land can only support a fixed number of prims (house, furnishing, trees, .... everything), so the general rule of thumb is to buy or build a home that uses no more than about 1/3 to 1/2 of the allowed prims on land that you can afford.  For example, if you use your free Premium tier to pay for the land fees on a 512 sq m plot of land, you will have a prim allowance of 117 prims.  That means that your house should probably use 58 prims or fewer, in order to leave something for funiture and whatever.

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This seems to be very common lately - people buy houses with no idea what they're buying, then don't know where they're supposed to put them. You have a leg up against some, since you at least know you need to own land, and have a Premium account so that you can. Your next step, then, comes in two parts. You need land on which to put your house, which means you first need to know how MUCH land, and then find and buy that land.

Your house has 1179 prims. It's 47x80. This means you need a fairly large plot of land to set this on. With a Premium account, you can own up to 512sqm of land for "free," meaning you must continue to pay the Premium membership fee but don't need to pay anything extra to own that amount of land. That amount of land will give you 117 prims. Which means you need a little more than 10 times the prims that will provide in order to place your house, never mind the actual size of land. For that amount of prims, you'll need about 1/8 of a region, which will give you a bit over 1800 prims. (This is more than you need, but the next smallest size only gives you 937 prims.) 1/8 of a region costs about $40 USD per month. (See the tier chart here.) So you'll be paying your Premium membership fee, plus $40 per month, to hold the land for your house. Land itself is plentiful, so for that simply shop around.

To make it public for your family, simply make the land accessible to them. You can do this by either keeping the land accessible to everyone (once you find land, that is,) or adding them to the land's white list.

To furnish it, you have to find and buy furniture. You can do this inworld, or on the marketplace. Here's a link to the home and garden section of the marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?search%5Bcategory_id%5D=6. Once you find furniture you like, buy it, rez it inworld on land you have permission to rez things (such as your own, again once you find it), unbox it (right-click, choose open), drag the piece of furniture from your inventory into your house, and move it into position using "edit."

You may find it more cost effective to rent land from a private estate. This does not require a Premium membership. It depends on what you can find, and again, with that size of house you'll need a fairly sizable parcel with a lot of prims. The 1179 prims only accounts for the actual house; it doesn't take into account any furniture, so I'd say you'll want AT LEAST 2000 prims, though if you decide to go for the 1/8 of a mainland region instead of a private estate you can probably get by with the 1800 and something prims you'll get with that.

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Your problem is that you are thinking in IMVU terms. 

There are no "rooms" in Second Life.  What you bought is a house...an object made of prims, geometric primitive shapes.  To have the house in world, you will have to buy or rent land to put it on.

That's a very big house, and the land to put it on will be fairly expensive to buy, and to pay the monthly upkeep on.  If you want to look for land parcels to put it on, take note of two things:  The house's "footprint", X meters by Y meters, and how many prims it has (1189).  The land you buy or rent must be large enough to put the house on, and it must support at least that many prims.  In reality, you will need more, for furniture and landscaping.  I would look for a parcel that will let you have at least 2,000 prims.  1/8 region, minimum.

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Hello AliGoesRawr. This house is huge and uses so many prims. As others said you need at least a 1875 prims parcel to rezz and furnish it. Means with other words 1/2 homestad or 1/8 of full sim. If you are sure that you can handle the cost, we speak for 3,200-4,000L$ / week depending the region for a private estate or 40US$ month on Mainland, start to find a land at first. After you need to find furniture. The Marketplace is a good place for it. The fact is that your post is short but an analytical answer could be so log, because you ask for so many things. (buy land, permissions on the land, shopping, decorating).

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What everyone else is saying is true. BIG houses cost lots to keep up (pay tier on) BUT did you bother to read the reviews and look at the stars given (or not given) to this build? I would rez it out on a sandbox first to see if you really want to keep it.

While the Marketplace is a fine place to shop, if I were spending $2000 linden I would definitely want to see it in world. That is easy enough as there are tons of great builders out there with full sims of thier builds. So see what you have and then maybe rethink your position.

Starting smaller is OK. A 1024 (not much but you need to learn somewhere) will only cost you $5 a month US.

Your land and house ARE public unless you say otherwise. You can make it so that they can all rez items and have some control over the land by making a GROUP ($100 L) and inviting them to the group. Then as long as the have that group tag active they can do things on the land that others cannot.

You can furnish it buy shopping in stores in world so that you can see how the furniture actually looks and if the animations work for you etc. You can also get free furniture by going on hunts and finding free goodies.

As you can see there is lots to learn. A bit at a time is a good thing :D.

 

You could also RENT something rather than buying which would be a more short term solution and give you some experience with not a lot of money expended (less anyway). Check the classifieds.

Good luck.

 

And we all try to be helpful here. No rewards are necessary.  *wink*

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