Curious Little Cottage on the Hill (Starter home - Under 20K - No CC)
Updated: 4th Oct 2012 at 5:03 PM
Why so low, you ask? Well, in the name of full disclosure, this Sim realtor must inform you that the last family who lived in the cottage just…disappeared. One day they were there, the next day they weren’t, almost as if a humungulous hand came out of the sky and snatched the little family from their beds in the dark of night…<shiver>. Well, enough of that! Since the average (non-cheating!) four to five member Sim family starts with about 20,000 simoleans, most any family should be able to easily buy this cottage, and have a little cash left over, besides.
This fully-furnished two-story, three bedroom home features a foyer, living room, kitchen with dining nook, first floor bathroom, and empty bonus room, suitable for transformation into a den, second bathroom, fourth bedroom…whatever suits your family. At the front of the home, there is a small partially-covered deck.
On the second story, you will find a master bedroom with a direct door to the nursery, a wonderful convenience, and a third bedroom furnished for two children (or two large, inappropriate guests/relatives/roommates ).
Built with a game patched to 1.38 (version 15.0.135.018001), play tested to catch any problems, and scoured with Delphy’s Sims3PackCleaner (Custard) to make it shiny new, this big house on a little 20 x 20 lot is perfect for nestling into an otherwise annoying hillside in towns such as Sunset Valley, Bridgeport, Starlight Shores, or Moonlight Falls. Create a new 20 x 20 or larger lot, place the house on the lot, and then smooth the edges a bit with the Soften Terrain Terrain tool (Build mode -> Terrain Tools a-> Soften Terrain) and the house will look (mostly!) native to the spot.
Generations: Absolutely necessary because of the spiral stairs
If you don't have the following expansion packs, a few non-essentials will not appear in your game and will be replaced automagically. Sometimes the replacements are quite strange.
- WA: a few deco items, ash tree in yard, some of the window treatments
- Ambitions: some of the window treatments, master bedroom bed canopy
- LN: cheap toilet, cheap sink, trash chute
- Pets: calendar, antlers
- Showtime: venue benches in kid’s room
- SN: dresser in master bedroom
Recommended FREE EA Store Item:
The Wings of Kalliopi, the cool mirror on the wall in the master bedroom, from the free store set Kalliopi’s Gifts; since it's free, why not get it? Download here.
Recommended Custom Content: Two Lips and Snapping Dragons, cheap, cute, small tulips for the kitchenette table, not pictured; I replaced the tulips with a little base-game ivy plant prior to taking the screenshots and uploading. The tulips were created by me, download here from MTS.
I love thanks and welcome comments, and of course, please report any problems you have here in this thread.
Thanks for stopping by! Here's my card, go ahead, talk it over with the spousal unit, think about buying the house but don't wait too long or someone else might beat you to it!
Lot Size: 2x2
Number of bedrooms:
Custom Content Included:
None: No Custom Content included
Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings
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Title: Curious Little Cottage on the Hill
Description: This curious little cottage on the hill features 2 bedrooms, a nursery, 1 bathroom, plus a bonus room. A fully furnished starter home for a 4 sim family. Packaged without CC, all EA. By kithri @ Mod the Sims. Visit my site at kithri.jimdo.com!
Size: 1.85 MB · Downloads: 1,884 · 4th Oct 2012
|1.85 MB||1,884||4th Oct 2012|
- - File was updated after upload was posted
1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.
Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.
Need more help?
If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
Visit my site @ http://www.kithri.jimdo.com/ for more stuff not available here at MTS!
Sims 2 Meshes--May be recolored, please give credit, no permission needed. Do not bundle mesh with recolors, link to mesh here at MTS. Meshes may not be altered without permission.
Sims 3 Meshes--Meshes may not be altered without permission. May use in uploads, but never to pay sites or to the Exchange; do not bundle with upload, link to mesh here at MTS. And please give me credit. :)
Patterns--Do not upload to pay sites or to the Exchange; otherwise, you may use in other uploads. Okay to bundle them into your package, no permission need. Just credit me, please.
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