When I first came on SL (for better or worse--it's still debatable), I was surprised to find out that people rented or owned land for residential purposes. So, you know, I had to jump on that bandwagon!
The first place I rented was a small, one room cottage. It was adorable and cheap. I don't remember the exact amount but it was probably less than 100L. And then one day, I tp'd to my cottage and *poof* it was gone. In fact all six cottages were gone and the only thing that remained was an empty plot of land. But the landlord sent us all a notecard and gave us a refund on our rent (actually, I don't remember if she did either of these things but I would hope that she did). I wish I had images of my first place but unfortunately, I trashed many of those early pics the first time I um...left SL.
The second place I rented was a room/small apartment at the GQ Start which was a great place for noobs. GQ held classes, had an active staff of mentors and a freebie store. I took classes on animations, organizing your inventory and flirting/dating in SL. This was also the place that I had the unfortunate experience of knocking down the owner of the sim with my flying broomstick. I apologized profusely to the owner who wasn't mad at all but one of the mentors had a fit yelling at me in IM telling me to get my sorry ass to a sandbox if I wanted to do sh*t like that. *laughs* She didn't actually say that but she was pissed. Hell, I was a noob and I couldn't get that damn broomstick detached!
One of my favorite homes was at Sunshineacid , a beautiful small community of about 10-15 houses. The colors are amazing and the rent is affordable running from L100-L500 and up.
Butterfly Hollow, a charming fairy, forest type dwelling. I was there about 3/4 months ago and a slew of stores were built up around it. I was disappointed because it totally robbed the place of all its character. However, I went back there tonight and I was happy to see that the stores had disappeared or else the owner moved the sim to another plot of land. There are places available to rent ranging from L300-L1100.
Witches Island and there are places available running about L600. But if you don't like witches than you should probably stay away from this place ; )
Clawtooth and it's simply fabulous which is why I've worn it in so many posts! The adorable skirt/tee is Polly in violet from the vintage, funky store Has Been. The tights are edge grafica from the Marketplace and they are FREE!
So yeah, I took another break after all this. When I came back I found this beautiful place at Teras. They're a little bit more pricey but the owners are very nice. Actually, every place I've talked about, the landlords have been very nice and very helpful.
SL Home and Garden kick these past few months, I decided to rent a piece of land so I can plop any house down that I want to. Oops, I should have cleaned up my land a little before I took this pic. Oh well.