This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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When I was growing up, I would've loved to have a treehouse. Sadly none of our trees were big enough since they were planted when I was in grade school. Fast forward.. uh.. a lot of years and I found myself wishing my little sims could have a treehouse. Since we don't have to wait for trees to grow in the Sims I decided to see what I could do about that. I started by editing the birch tree from the game, which was going ok-ish when I saw this tree by misty fluff on her tumblr. Since she has a very open TOU, I quickly snagged that cute little mesh and did a bit of editing to make this decorative tree - which worked fine and I've happily used it since then. Then I got a message a few days ago from Raynuss saying he edited my tree and wanted to know if I wanted it to offer as an alternative. A real tree? That changes with the seasons if you have Seasons? Absolutely. So- with his permission, here is that tree.
1) Place the tree on a lot - make sure you don't place it too close to the edge of the lot. You need to leave room to add the walls and roof without getting the "location out of bounds" message.
2) Place columns around the tree - I use 4 - so you'll get the gridlines and can place flooring.
3) Place flooring of choice, add walls, windows and a door if you'd like. (In my example pic there's a little porch so I added an arch, although it could've been a door. )
4) Now- since your sims need a way to get up into the treehouse, you'll need to add some sort of staircase or ladder. Since a staircase would look a bit silly, I went with Marvine's animated ladder. I would recommend using her ladder as it works well, takes up little space AND doesn't look out of place!
5) Decorate the interior any way you'd like, just be sure to keep objects along the walls. You don't want your sims stomping and complaining that they can't move around in it!
6) Optional - remove the columns. You don't really need them.
The best size for the treehouse is 3x4 or 3x3. It's tiny, yes- but you can put a lot more than you might think in that little house. It IS meant to be a playhouse, after all. If you make it a bit bigger, the tree will stick through the walls quite a bit- but that just might be ok, since it's a house in a tree, lol.
Note about placing the ladder (or stairs, if you insist) - you'll need to place it on a tile so the tree itself doesn't cut through the ladder. If it does, your sims might not be able to climb it.
The tree can be found in Build Mode>Gardening>Trees and costs 396 Simoleons.
The download does not contain the treehouse, just the tree! But it's very, very easy to build the treehouse itself. There are pics in the download showing how I build the treehouse.
While the tree is base game compatible, if you don't have Seasons ONLY the summer state will show. If you do have Seasons, it will change with the seasons.
Many thanks (and much credit) to misty fluff and Raynuss. Without her conversion, there wouldn't be a treehouse tree. Without his edits of my tree, this awesome seasonal tree wouldn't exist!
6145 - over 9 tiles - high poly yes, but better than the original 10,000 plus.