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A Writer's Retreat

by Justpetro Posted 26th Jul 2015 at 7:34 PM - Updated 26th Jul 2015 at 9:46 PM by Justpetro : add something
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Building a vacation hood, I thought it might be a good idea to build a writer's retreat. Your Sim can go on holiday and write his novel without being interrupted by his friends and family all the time. It works fine as a normal residential lot as well.

On the one side, the edge is not completely flat, but I could place it everywhere without any problems. Just a few tiles next to the pond, shown in the screenshots.

The house is on the small side, with one bathroom and one bedroom. There is a desk with a computer waiting for the writer! It is fully furnished, but there is a empty outhouse at the back (where I placed a hot tub during testing). The retreat is in the mountains and surrounded by trees, so that the writer can be alone when he wishes to - but he or she can fish in the pond as well. The roof has a higher pitch, since the foundation is really high, and the house reminds me of a guest house on a farm named Medike in the Soutpansberg (Salt Pan Mountains) area, Limpopo, South Africa, with the stone walls and large windows.

I play tested a copy of this house with a test subject Sim called Barry Burns in a hood I named TestTown. Not only did everything work, when I left Barry he had already written a great novel (and bragged about it all the time); had enjoyed two dream dates, acquired a bronze fishing badge and was in the zone when it came to film and literature. So I guess the play testing went well! I hope those of you who use this lot will enjoy it too.

I have only used two items of custom content - lights by Huge Lunatic. In my screenshots you also see the awesome roof trims by Honeywell, which you can find here:

I have the Ultimate Collection so you will need all the expansion and stuff packs.
There are a lot of trees on the lot, so it might slow the game down on slower computers.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): 94,342

Custom Content Included:
- Ilistara Small Table Lamp by [email protected]
- Porch Wall Light by [email protected]

Additional Credits:
Mod the Sims
Building Tutorials
Great feedback from moderators and members (thank you, KarenLorraine)
Gadwin PrintScreen
EA and Maxis
and, of course,
my friend, Insomnia
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #themeworld, #residential lot, #bv lot