toastedsims: (shieldmaiden)
2014-09-04 08:17 pm

Hjardarholt Farmhouse



Another Hjardarholt lot! What you get is a one-room Viking farmhouse with an attached bathhouse/outhouse. Outside the house is a small byre for animals/storage, a chicken yard, a garden plot, and a spiffy fish pond. Between fishing, farming, and various craft stations (not included, but I would recommend picking up the basket weaving station and the fetch water rock) your Sims will be self-sufficient in no time!

More pictures and download link at Plumb Bob Keep
toastedsims: (shieldmaiden)
2014-08-25 05:47 pm

Hjardarholt Stave Church (community lot)




First up, I need to give a great big shout-out to rugrat0ne, who graciously volunteered to be both play-tester and lot-cleaner for this series. Without that help, all of my Hjardarholt lots would have remained forever on my computer. I owe you, hon. Big time. <3

This church is not based on any one extant building, but is intended to represent a style of single nave churches most commonly found in 12th century Norway ... or, as close as I could get within the limits of the game, anyway.

Read more about stave churches here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stave_church

And to put you in the proper mood, here's a link to members of the folk band Arstidir singing the 12th century Icelandic hymn "Heyr himna smidur" ("Hear, smith of heaven"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4dT8FJ2GE0

Download at Plumb Bob Keep