I choose you!
Sometimes kids don't want to play house, they want to play garage and change the chocolate sauce on that old peppermint jalopy.
Look, sometimes you don't want to have to socialize with your roommates, okay? It's nice to have a little private place to get away to.
So here's how it works, you've got the big house and a bunch of other people have the little houses. You control the lights, over the internet! Neat! Now your friends will know when you're home.
Did you go to day camp? Of course you did! Your parents couldn't afford sleepaway camp, whose could? This stuff was like cigarettes in prison, pure neverending friendship currency!