Then, once you're a member and have a house, you can compete in the showcase competition with me. When you win, you get points. When you lose, I get points. And you can rematch a lot of times. (I don't know the exact number.) Also, if you join, I can give you 150 points free from the application people (doesn't cost me any points), and then you can do the same for me!
The hobbit house is what my goal is. Someday, though, I hope to have the pyramid house. THAT costs 50,000 points.
Oh, and if you join, there are all kinds of nifty houses to aspire to, like the Disney Castle, which is 110,000 points. There's also a pagoda (32,000 points), castle (40,000 points), tepee (6,000), Italian villa (100,000), or, on the cheaper side, a cute little cottage for 9,500.
Oh my goodness! Forget the pyramid, I just noticed the Haunted House for 60,000 points! *SQUEE*