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2ND HAND HOMES - The Weston

by akplaysthesims Posted 24th Jan 2008 at 5:48 AM - Updated 30th Nov 2008 at 4:33 AM by reflects
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This is the first of what will hopefully be a successfully large set. The goal is to have lovely furnished homes for under $20k

The Second Hand Homes project is aimed at Sims who want a nice place to live, but simply can't afford it. Why should your Sim be forced to live in a shack or in the "bad side" of the neighborhood? Well, no more! Now your Sims can afford fully furnished homes! But how can you do that? you say. Well, they're second hand homes. That is, they are previously lived in homes. The papers may say that the lot has depreciated, but your Sims hearts know that this home is worth everything to them.

The Weston is a two-story home that features three bedrooms and two baths. The kitchen is open to a dining area as well as to the living room. There is an area upstairs for the computer, which is close to the upstairs bedrooms - perfect for those who need to study. Outside, your Sim will be able to BBQ and tend to his garden. There's also a driveway for the Sim who sees a car purchase in his future. Your Sim can watch the neighbors walk by from his covered front porch, or take a nap on the back porch.

Furnished Lot - $18,222
Unfurnished Lot - $18,164

- Download CleanInstaller if you don't already have it. It makes installing things super easy and super safe.
- Download the file(s) of your choice (Furnished and/or Unfurnished) to a location on your computer that you'll remember.
- Go to the zip file that you just downloaded and unzip it anywhere you'd like. Do NOT unzip it to your Downloads folder and call it a day. That won't work.
- After you've unzipped the file, you'll see a "Sims 2 Installable package." Double click it and if you've associated these types of files with CleanInstaller, CI will open. If you want to install everything listed, just click install and let CI place the files where it wants. It will put the lotfile into Teleport, and install the other files ("custom content") in your Downloads folder.

The only custom content that I've used in this home: 1) MaryLou's Independent Expressions windows, and 2) Stairwall. Everything else is just a "recolour" that I've done of the Maxis wallpapers and floors I used in order to make them $0. This keeps the house under $20,000. You don't have to install these. Instead, you'll have blank walls and floors and you can paint/floor them however you'd like. If you do install them, it will NOT affect the existing Maxis content in-game, and your house will be walled and floored for cheap.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: $18,222

Custom Content Included:
- 1st Stair Wall Opening by Inge
- 2nd Stair Wall Opening by Inge
- 3rd Stair Wall Opening by Inge
- Stair Wall Opening Recolour by Inge
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window Double by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Double Arch - Diagonal by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single Door by MaryLou
- "Independent Expression Set" - Single Wooden Door Diagonal by MaryLou

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Filename Size Downloads Date
SHH - The Weston -

Size: 1.99 MB · Downloads: 365 · 24th Jan 2008
1.99 MB 365 24th Jan 2008
SHH - The Weston -

Size: 2.02 MB · Downloads: 816 · 24th Jan 2008
2.02 MB 816 24th Jan 2008

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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Unfurnished Fully Furnished

Tags: #2x2, #cheap, #shh, #2nd, #second, #hand, #homes, #home