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  1. I gave up my premium for this year, so won't be trying these. They do look lovely but I still get weirded out by Patch (or whoever) calling these Chalets.
  2. I reckon there will be plenty of these available once the half-timbered houses are released so I'm giving myself a break from hitting Ctrl-5. I've been playing the sims!
  3. I'm busy with holiday stuff right now, and wondering what's happening in-world. Are the stilt homes being released gradually, or has this stalled? It sounds like there are mailbox glitches, are these making things impossible, or are they just now and then? How easy is it to get a nice stilts location? Thanks in advance @hoppers.
  4. Happy New Stilt Homes Forum peeps! Not sure if I'll get the chance to grab one of these for a while but they look nice. I was worried that squeezing the extra plot in would impact on the feeling of space, or reduce the landscaping by too much, but I guess if you are going to do that then this is the theme to do it with. Open water / sand looks more natural than bare grass. I hope to try these once the holiday rush is over, have fun!
  5. That's cool to know, thank you! The word 'Fachwerkhaus' comes up with a collection of houses on google which are half-timbered, and which definitely could be a design inspiration for the not-chalets. It may be a mischievious thought, but I wonder why the german moles didn't simply take photos of german houses, in Germany? 'Yes Boss, those theme park photos are lovely and very useful, we'll definitely look at those later.' Dutch influence seems credible too after visiting the build. The end result is fairly generic, which I guess gives people a chance to see these as they would like.
  6. I'm not frowning at people having fun! (except when they do it loudly and drunkenly right next to me :D) I must admit that places like Disneyworld are a turn off as well, but I can stare at an old building (or a tree) for ages.
  7. It isn't that long ago that you mentioned this spot, that's truly wonderful Chloe!
  8. It's difficult to come up with a correct category, just do your best and make sure your links are correct so the team can find things.
  9. This is really lovely Elena! Such a cute theme
  10. I've always assumed that you must derender a lot of stuff, because you've mentioned it frequently before, especially as a solution to problems others may be having with neighbours. Maybe that assumption was incorrect and you really do embrace the chaos! I easily get overwhelmed with too much contradiction, low slung floating plywood platforms, glow in the dark trees, square patches of ground snow in an otherwise green neighbourhood. I theorise the reason that you are not finding the newly revealed theme puzzling, is because you share a culture with its creator, you understand the editing.
  11. I like the Eidelweiss best too, because it is the model which looks most like the 1930s mock tudor houses which I remember from my childhood (in the uk)! What does the word *chalet* mean in American English? Is it just another word for house? I would think of a chalet style house like this below so the name is quite confusing. The new theme look like 'half timbered houses' to me (which even more confusingly literally describes the chalet below!)
  12. I think you have hit on an excellent strategy Loretta. See these homes as American mock tudor, I'm sure it is a closer fit stylewise than trying to bend them to become more European. The actual homes in SL are pretty on the outside, but I really wish they had the stonework featured in your photo. The insides feel like a rehash of the log homes, and I'm not sure how easy it would be to get around those brown window frames for interior decor. In combination with the victorian doors they feel like a trend that was popular here in the UK in the eighties. I'd just need some light blockin
  13. Yeah, I've finally found an image of actual houses in actual Bavaria which have the timber framing! Once you split these up into smaller individual homes, flatten the roofs, simplify the colour scheme, take out 80% of the detail, and then for some reason add a Victorian door you do end up with something looking like the demo models. There's still no explanation as to why they have been called chalets though? It's not possible to avoid the issue that basing a theme on a pastiche is going to end up with weird results. Using original and authentic source material is a fundamental principl
  14. Actually, I'm not too worried about these being more american homes, it was the sheer brain fogging confusion of not knowing what was going on which bothered me
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