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When rezzing into Second Life I signed up for the free account.  Having to dress in a public sandbox I quickly realized I needed my own place.  Asking one of the mentors on noob island found me quickly signing up for a premium account the second day of my SL.

Linden Home

The Meadowbrook Quad

It took me a while to figure out how to get to my house, but after a few trials and errors I got the hang of it.  Standing there on the first floor of my Meadowbrook Skylight home I felt quite the independent avie. There are fond memories of learning to navigate stairs, how to stream music, edit clothing and shape, and shop on xStreet (now called MarketPlace).

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Shared courtyard

The linden home gets a bad rap I think.  Granted, the plots are small and 117 prims is not a lot to work with when decorating a home.  Price wise you just can’t beat it though.  Who else is going to pay you a stipend of 300L a week? Math is not my forte but even I can do the ciphering on this one and know it’s a no brainer.

Four months after arriving in Second Life I realized 117 prims just was not enough for this prim addict, so I embarked on my goal of having a region. Almost four years later Lost Horizon has become a reality in a virtual world. Though I have always kept a Linden home, mainly to have a place to teleport to on restart Tuesdays, I haven’t done much in the way of decorating one…until mesh. It got me to thinking.

Surely now I could decorate a Linden home with more than a bed and sofa, so I set about searching for the perfect second home…my HideAway.  The Meadowbrook Quad shown above is the style I chose, and one I intend to keep.  For this reason…

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Protected Land

eight regions devoted to nothing but landscape and it’s all just a step out the door and around the corner.  I can’t wait to explore the area 🙂

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Overhead view of Meadowbrook Quad

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Looking at front door

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Looking at courtyard entrance

I am excited to start the decorating process of my diamond in the rough and have included some before photos. It is not a big space, but then again it’s not a lot of prims either lol. My goal is to use around 110 prims as I want to leave a few for rezzing packages.  Can she do it folks?  Can this prim addict decorate on a prim budget? Well she is going to give it her best shot, so stay tuned.  Be kind to one another.  TWMA 🙂