KOU: A Farming Region in Natsuku
With the large growing town of Yasaka expanding along the riverbank of the Natsuku great river valuable farming space is lost. As food produce is currently the Natsuku regions no.1 export, smaller surrounding settlements have began to spring up. Sims flock to these outer regions to escape the growing noise of Yasaka and make a living selling food whilst enjoying a slower way of life. Demand is high in the export markets, but there is also growing demand to feed the sims of Yasaka as the town grows.
Kou is situated west of Yasaka off the Royal Natsuku Highway 03, it is a small farming settlement grown from the need to increase food production in the region. Life is harder in Kou and many of the poorer sims have moved from Yasaka to this area as increasing land value has forced many farming sims from central Yasaka.
Working on the Farms
Kou still lacks any real amenities or services, the sims here have to travel to Yasaka for any education or healthcare. Fire cover is basic and run by local volunteers, Koi also has one small temple in the area for the sims to enjoy. Some sims here are able to work in small local shops. Most of the housing in Kou is basic and most homes lack any water! Some lucky richer sims are in the tiny town but there presence is small in number.
Temple in Kou