The default image used for all buildings on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

Creating Buildings on Notebook.ai

Fill your towns with stores, offices, historical buildings, and residences for your characters.

Creating buildings on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Buildings under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing building pages and create new ones at any time.

searchable Search your buildings

If you've got a lot of buildings, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that building.

You can also filter your buildings by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

lock Private by default

Your ideas are valuable. Every building you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.

But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any building page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Building notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing building pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

Get a head start with a rich building template

Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.

You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new building. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your building page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every building in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for buildings here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview

    Name

    What is this building's name?


    Universe

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


    Description

    How would you describe this building?


    Type of building

    What kind of building is this building?


    Alternate names

    What other names is this building known by?


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your buildings.


  • recent_actors Occupants

    Owner

    Who owns this building?


    Tenants

    Who lives or works in this building?


    Affiliation

    What groups or organizations is this building affiliated with?


    Capacity

    How many people can this building hold?


    Price

    How much does it cost to enter or upkeep this building?


    Animals

    What animals live in this building?


  • format_paint Design

    Architectural style

    What style of architecture is this building?


    Facade

    What does the outside of this building look like?


    Roof

    What kind of roof does this building have?


    Dimensions

    How big is this building?


    Square feet

    How many square feet is this building?


    Floor count

    How many floors are there in this building?


    Flooring

    What kind of flooring does this building have?


    Walls

    What kind of walls does this building have? What color? What material?


    Windows

    How many windows does this building have? What kind of windows? In which rooms?


  • extension Usage

    Bedrooms

    How many bedrooms does this building have?


    Baths

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Purpose

    Why does this building exist? What is it for?


    Permits

    What permits does this building have?


    Zone

    What is this building zoned as?


  • location_on Location

    Address

    What is this building's address?


    Town

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


    Country

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


    Landmark

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


    Location

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


  • store_mall_directory Neighborhood

    Neighborhood name

    What is the name of the neighborhood this building is in?


    Crime rate

    What's the crime rate near this building?


    Nearby buildings

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


    View

    What is the view like from this building?


    Stereotype

    What is the stereotype of people who live or work near this building?


    District schools

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this building.


  • attach_money Financial

    Value

    How much is this building worth?


    Last sale price

    How much did this building's previous owner sell it for?


    Monthly payments

    What kind of monthly payments (mortgage, rent, upkeep, etc) do the owners of this building have to pay?


  • pool Amenities

    Parking

    What parking is available to this building?


    Cooling

    What kind of air cooling system does this building have?


    Heating

    What kind of air heating system does this building have?


    Security

    What kind of security system does this building have?


    Walkability

    How walkable is this building to nearby points of interest?


  • date_range History

    Constructed year

    When was this building built?


    Construction cost

    How much did it cost to build this building?


    Construction time

    How long did it take to build this building?


    Last remodel

    When was this building last remodeled?


    Architect

    Who designed this building?


    Developer

    Who was the developer that built this building?


    Notable events

    What has happened in or around this building?


  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this building's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your building, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!

  • edit Notes

    Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Private Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!
    Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.


photo_library Upload images to your building

Buildings and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.

All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your building out with all kinds of images.

The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy buildings!

vpn_lock Focus on buildings from a single universe

Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.

Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.

After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just buildings and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.

group_add Invite others to collaborate

Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your buildings and other pages within that universe.

If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!

brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode

Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

business Build your building piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

Once you've started creating a building or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those buildings around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your building notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
3,835
buildings on Notebook.ai!


of which,
155
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of the foundation you lay from a world of buildings and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • timeline Start working on a timeline and add your buildings to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your buildings to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked buildings from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
  • layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
  • ballot Share your buildings to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • business See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your building is linked to.