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Shelter for Homeless Sims

by panmines Posted 10th Feb 2017 at 8:19 AM - Updated 11th Feb 2017 at 4:45 AM by panmines
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An additional mod is needed for the kitchen to work on this apartment lot. See link below.

Although this is technically an apartment lot, sims who are down on their luck can stay here free of charge and have access to the basic living amenities they need to get back on their feet. I was inspired to build this as a starting point for a "rags to riches" story. Sims avoid having to rent out a room by sleeping in tents at one of two locations; 1.) in the abandoned house on the far side of the river, or 2.) under the bridge. Basic, yet free, meals are served during most hours of the day in the Salvation Army like building (shelter). In addition, the shelter provides many opportunities for down and out sims to gain job opportunities and skills as there are many skill building objects (bookcases, chess table, piano, etc.) located there. In order for the kitchen in the shelter to work, you must have the mod referenced below installed.

Although sims may live on the lot for free, there is one caveat. In order for your sims to leave for work or visit a community lot, the game requires them to have rented out an apartment. For this reason, I made a 1x1 "micro" apartment in the basement of the abandoned house and cost only $10 a week to rent. If you want your sim to start from absolutely zero family funds, they may first work in the shelter's kitchen, then rent the apartment, then move onto a career.

I should mention that the game replaces the floor underneath the bridge because the bridge is constructed off lot and on top of the original road. To fix this, just change the lot to residential, save and reload the lot, turn on "moveobjects on" cheat, delete the road flooring, and then finally change the lot zoning back to apartment and then save.

In Order for the Kitchen to Work
Download Simwardrobe's "Cafeteria Worker For Apartment Lots" hack, found here;http://simwardrobe.com/ click on "Sims 2" on the sidebar, then click "fixes", then click "Apartment Life Fixes" then download the "Cafeteria Worker For Apartment Lots" hack

The Abandoned House:

Underneath the bridge:

In the Shelter:


Lot Size: 5x6
Lot Price (furnished): $10-$10

Custom Content Included:
- Rope Bridge Fence by cyclonesue
- Barred Security Fence by cyclonesue
- Half-Patrician Stone Wall In Concrete by Michelle
- Boarded up Window by MS Barrows

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

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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Shelter for Homeless Sims.rar 1.18 MB 448 10th Feb 2017
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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.

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