I have officially been working in vaults too long now.
How do I know this?
Because I just made one out of a suburban home.
Silver's place just is not cutting it in my current game. Lack of storage, no space for extra NPCs, and just a general feeling of being tiny and run-down. Reminds rather strongly of a couple apartments I've lived in, actually.
That said, I don't want to fast-track the story into access to Vault 1; which leaves me in a bit of a predicament.
Now, I could download someone else's depressing little "realistic" wasteland home, but I don't like most peoples' setups in such things. They usually either go high-realism and look like shit, or go over-the-top luxury. And of course there are the multitude that combine the two in some unholy union of suck; often with a bad navmesh and lack of idle markers sprinkled over the top to complete the mediocrity.
So, hell with it, I'll make my own like I always do.
Decided to use the boarded up house next to the school. Seems the previous owner was a bit of a survivalist, and constructed his own impromptu vault. Two sub-levels below ground; three bedrooms, one bath; basic medical and a work-room on the bottom level. Probably throw in a den, just for kicks.
Doubt I'll ever upload it. There's probably fifty mods already that put a house there, and this one won't exactly have a hook to make it stand apart from any others.