Saturday, December 23, 2006
Urban Sprawl 3
I've just about finished off my little hovel and additional walling, and am in the mood for something a little different. I have done my usual meticulous research (5 minutes googling at work) and think I might do a farm house.
The images I came away with were quite interesting, especially from this website:
It's amazing what prices are being asked for tumble-down ruins with no services whatsoever, but that's another story.
The accompanying picture looks rather interesting, and I think the farm could be built in the form of a number of boxes that could be basically butted up against each other and re-arranged to form a number of configurations. You seem to have a large house to which have been attached a number of newer buildings with the single-plane sloping roofs that then form "wings" and thus a yard which a stone wall has been built around.
Note the terrain. It's not quite the lush, verdant sward depicted in the touching History Terrain book on the Peninsular War!
I am also considering building an "L" shaped house - not as flexible perhaps as the "modular farm" but nice as eye-candy. I'm conceiving of it as being a high status house that might be at home in a town or in the country.