September 24, 2020
Some time ago while wandering through northern lands, I came across a Swedish Stenstugan that looked quite “banished” to me. It was built in Skansen, like labourer’s houses which were common in southern Sweden of the 19th century. Families living in those houses were poor, all days hard working and no land owning, just like our little pixel people. The construction is that simple as their life. A small home with a single room, built of field stones with a grass roof, primitive fittings and furnitures.
There is not much to show about modelmaking in this case. It’s just finished:
For now I call it a Stone Hut since I have something slightly bigger in mind as a stone cottage in future. This house here will be placed in midgame (requiring glass panes) and so as a kind of competitor to log cabins. But they are quite different. First, the stone hut is sitting on 4 x 4 tiles just like vanilla houses and give room only for a small family of 4 people. Building materials are cheaper but not that renewable. Fuel efficiency is slightly better in solid wood constructions while this stone house has a lower chance to catch fire. Over all some interesting differences and good reasons to build both house types on a Nordic map. Details as usual in Wiki.
Photo by Marie Andersson (skansen.se)
|NordicStoneHut.zip (1.5 MB) – Beta version – September 24, 2020
A small labourer house for poor Banished people.