Spinoff of "The WHAT!" - Free computer program to design house/barn?
Does anyone know of a free online computer program that lets you play around with designing your own house and/or barn? There are probably all sorts of fancy architect programs, but I'm just thinking something really basic to have fun with - kind of like the Sims, but just more of a "plan" program.
I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry
Sketch-Up. It's free to download through google, and you can build a 3-D version of whatever you want. If you go through their little tutorial, it's very quick to learn the basics. Then there's something called the 3-D warehouse on google that has all kinds of things you can put inside your model, from people to entire kitchens, cars, whatever.
Love this one! If you set up a free account with them, they will send you at least one email (because they are a barn/building construction firm). They let me know that I'm out of their coverage area, so I replied to acknowledge that, but thanked them for the use of their VERY cool tool.
It even has little scaled drawings of critters - horse, cow, dog, even a cat!
It is barn/work building only - no houses on this one.
Last edited by bdj; Aug. 12, 2009 at 11:43 AM.
Reason: forgot to mention that it doesn't have houses!