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From GTA 5: desert living

by Floraflora2 Posted 26th Jan 2017 at 11:05 AM
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Taking a trip back to Sandy Shores again, partly because of my own strong nostalgia for the world of GTA V, and partly because I received signals of some demand for gritty / decayed type of lots. All these residentials are based on desert buildings from the Grand Senora Desert and the trailer park Sandy Shores in GTA V (and that is based on real-life area of Salton Sea, California). Obviously recommended for your "bad side of the town", or a rundown industrial part of it. They are very simple boxy structures really; my efforts were put more into the painting / CASting /decorating part.

Faded shack
The only of the three that has a "normal" kitchen and bathroom (1 bedroom). Equipped with a boat trailer outside, which is a common sight in Sandy Shores (the Alamo Sea /Salton Sea is nearby). The current furnishing hints that the previous owners have been trading with illegal explosives, but of course, you should put an end to this racket. :P
Lot size: 20 x 20
Furnished: 25,404
Unfurnished: 13,827

Old Hand Car Wash
Looking like an abandoned car wash that is not operating any more, I converted it to a shack for a sim (or a couple) who don't mind to live in a garage office (1 bedroom). Only a microwave kitchenette (with mini fridge) and an all-in-one bath booth (Island Paradise EP). With sims interested in Handiness / Inventing / Fixer upper cars in mind.
Lot size: 20 x 30
Furnished: 43,320
Unfurnished: 24,682

Hippie Camp
There are at least three hippie camps scattered around the desert in GTA V; I have tried to recreate the ambiance of it with this lot - it has two trailers on it, both with 1 bedroom, all-in-one bath and microwave/mini fridge kitchenette. Since it's a hippie camp, I planted a small weed/herbs garden at the back (with herbs from University Life EP), but apart from gardening, the residents can even learn snake charming here, and there is a tiny (illegal?) radio station in one of the trailers. With sims interested in Arts / Gardening / Communication / Rebel group in mind.
Lot size: 25 x 25
Furnished: 49,229
Unfurnished: 30,096

All lots have been playtested for routing only (no long-run gameplay). No CC, no Store items, no Stuff Packs. The following EPs are necessary: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Showtime, Seasons, University Life (crucial!), Island Paradise (all-in-one bath!).

Lot Size: 25x25
Lot Price (furnished): 49,229
Lot Price (unfurnished): 30,098

Additional Credits:
- to Rockstar Games for the artistic design of GTA V exteriors/environment,
- to Coasterboi, the creator of the custom world Angel City that can be seen as a background on my photos,
- to @Epica0 who inspired me to travel back to Sandy Shores.
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Faded shack.rar 1.38 MB 1,750 26th Jan 2017
Old Hand Car Wash.rar 1.06 MB 1,614 26th Jan 2017
Hippie Camp.rar 1.46 MB 1,718 26th Jan 2017
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise

Built with Game Version: 1.67.2

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #gta, #los santos, #sandy shores, #desert, #trailer, #shack, #redneck, #california, #grunge, #grungy