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.

  • @stagnantbike
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    333 months ago

    You could try sweethome3d (open source). Although I haven’t tried to design a whole house, I’ve used it for designing my deck layout. Take a look at the gallery to see if it fits your need - Sweet Home 3D gallery You can try it online through browser or download the installer ( Windows/Linux/MacOS)

    • tsp
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      63 months ago

      I‘ve designed the interior of our house with SweetHome3D about 10 years ago - so yes, it should definitely be possible, but at that time it had a bit of a learning curve. Still not as bad as using a full fledged CAD package for that job…

      • @stagnantbike
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        23 months ago

        Yes, built it 2yrs ago. I can share the design and pic of the final product if you like.

          • @stagnantbike
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            93 months ago

            Few pics of the deck and couple of exported images of the design.

            • cheesymoonshadowOP
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              23 months ago

              That is gorgeous. Congrats on such a beautiful design and solid execution of it. Originally I had thought we would just have a stone back patio but your pics are making me reconsider a deck.