This version of the “Tent City” block was trialled in my Massilia (career) solution, where I initially intended to have only two housing levels – large tents and luxury palaces. Several of these tent blocks allowed me to cram in all of my workers without having to worry about feeding them.
The block consists of a 4×14 inner rectangle, enclosed by roads, and then another layer of 2-deep houses on the other side of the roads. The block size is designed to suit the 44-tile maximum walker range I believed the Prefect and Engineer to have. Space is allowed for a forum to collect tax – every little bit helps. Fountain coverage is not optimised with this rectangular block, but the 4 workers per fountain was deemed a minor inconvenience only.
- 148 Tiles of housing @ large tent = 1036 population