This is just for messing around to see in digital form the house that I dream of in my head. Is there a truly free one that does a decent job?

I’ve played with it in Sims 3 but I was wondering if there was something more realistic out there. Bonus if it’s something where I could generate a noob file that a pro architect could use to base a real design on.

  • @Death_Equity
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    53 months ago

    Home.by.me is pretty decent in my experience. I have tried a few free ones out and that one has been the easiest to use but that ease of use does come at the cost of versitility. So if you are trying to make some avant garde concept, not really possible. Like I don’t think it can do a curved wall IIRC.

    It can be useful to use to think about things and mess around. It might have some value if you designed a home in it and then brought it as an example to help your builder and architect understand your vision so they can actualize your housing dreams envisioned under lithium and drawn on a napkin with a crayon in a closed fist via JavaScript.

    Designing and building from scratch is considerably more expensive and a longer process than modifying an existing blueprint, but we are talking about dreaming here.

    • cheesymoonshadowOP
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      23 months ago

      Thanks so much. I’m not trying to do anything weird, just a small, simple, Craftsman style home.

      • @Death_Equity
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        23 months ago

        It will be considerably cheaper to alter an existing blueprint. So take your design to your builder/architect and work with them to alter an existing plan.

        Look at plans online, there are sites you can buy plans from, and you will probably find something you don’t even need to modify that suits your needs.