Welcome and thank you for your interest in the 2018 Strides Parade of Homes in Second Life. Below we go over how the event is set up, you can registered, and hopefully answer any other questions you have as well.
Our approach is to invite you to join by just signing up below with a small non-refundable fee to hold your space in the event, and the promise to take part in either building or decorating a second life dream home, with over the top features and looks. The fee can be made at the Strides office in the Events Room. Doesn’t have to be large build can be any size from fitting on a 1024 up to a mansion, and could also include skyboxes. Empty Builds are welcome, but we are encourage the formation of Home Design teams to take on this event. Builders building, Designers/Creators decorating and landscaping the build. These builds would remain in the location/store you decide to put them at for the entire month of October and we would include your Dream Home on a Hud Tour of the participating locations. We would direct traffic to you. No extra location needed, building traffic at the chosen location (we recommend this be the builder’s store) and opening up the possibility of the traffic browsing and buying at that location. Landmarks for team members posted at site as well.
Builders, for the build/home itself, we would ask be a limited edition build available only during the month of October, placed in a Strides vendor with 100% going to Strides. Other version of the build/home could be sold with a building change, removing some of it’s over the top features making it less of a “dream home”, in January, after the event. Home build can be modified where the home is not as big, offer less in features, or build is altered after October to be sold by builder if desired
Interior Designers/Creators would be ask to create at least one “room package” per Designer/Creator for the build/home they decorate to be sold in Strides vendor for Strides as an exclusive package deal available only during the month of October. Other items you use in the home can be for sale for your own personal vendors. After October have one or two items that have been in the package removed and made unavailable or priced much higher, starting in January.
Landscaping Designers/Creators would be ask to create at least one package deal for the outside of the home to be sold in a Strides vendor as well for Strides as an exclusive for month of October. Other items outside of the package could be offered for sale at the location also in your own vendors. In January, have items available out of package with price being higher or have missing parts of the package that had been offered in October.
All builds would be featured on website with information on builder and their business, as well as the stores and people working with them to make the house a home. Packages created for the home would also be included.
Builders in Second Life would act as team captains. All Businesses involved would be listed on our web to help Builders who may need to find Designers or Landscapers. Names would be added to site after Businesses have registered. Builders can choose up to four Designers for their Interior Designs and one Landscaper for the outside of their home.
I’m In! What’s Required of Me?
You will be required to:
- Register for your storefront between now and August 1st, by going to the following link : http://bit.ly/2Mx2pQr
Business can also join our Strides Shopping Event as well if they desire. Here is link with details and info on that Event.
Is there more I can do to help?
If you would like to help more you can:
- Donate a One of A Kind Item for Auction at the Rack Pack Gala on Oct. 27.
- Donate a small item to go into the walkers’ gift bags that they will be given after the Making Strides walk on Oct. 20.
- You may set items up on Marketplace with a split sell to donate and you can contact Leala Spire or Sandie Loxingly for more info on this.
During the month of October we would also open voting on “Best in Show” voting. This is where each home will be listed by it’s given advertised name and visitors to the Parade of Homes can vote on their favorites in several categories. Awards will be given to the top three winners in each category. Categories being Best in Show – Overall, Best in Show – Build, Best in Show – Interior Design, Best in Show – Landscaping, and Best in Show – Theme home.
Brainstorming list for Builders, Designers, & Landscaping:
Styles of Builds Themes
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