I have been back in Second Life now for nearly 5 months. Before that I had an 18 month break due to RL stuff. In my old life I didn’t progress that much due to my living arrangements. I was pretty much looked after and not that independent. And as such, I had a small rented skybox home but never really learned a lot about building.
This new life so far has been 100x better! It’s wonderful being independent… and building on what I learned before I was able to get up to speed quickly. Recently I saw on Twitter that land auctions were back (to be honest it’s the first time I had heard about them at all). I was living at the time in a little parcel that a friend had sold to me very cheaply. It was fine but landlocked and also laggy. Due to it being in an adult area it was also not very scenic.
So I kept my eye on a 2560 SQM parcel with a sea view and thanks to a sneaky last minute bid I managed to get it for a very reasonable price. So reasonable I managed to sell my old parcel for nearly as much!
Since then it’s taken me a few weeks but I have done a lot of landscaping. It’s a combination of using the build tools and also buying some mesh-based landscaping kits. I am very happy with the result.. my own little enchanted tropical paradise with my own beach.
Most of the outdoor elements are from Studio Skye whose products I am very impressed by. Even if you are not looking to buy I highly recommend visiting their Inworld Store. By chance I bumped into the Studio Sky creator Alex Bader while there, and he was super helpful (or you might say a very good salesman).
Anyway… I am very happy with the result of my first attempt at making my own environment and I wanted to share it. It’s a lovely place to relax and for inviting friends over. Second Life is so much more rewarding when you get creative.
Here are a couple more pics I took there:
Footnote: Thanks to my friend Silver for recommending Skye