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Self-Sufficient Aspiration

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Uploaded: 27th Jul 2020 at 12:03 PM
Updated: 10th Aug 2022 at 9:31 PM - Notice about Patch 1.90
Self-Sufficient Aspiration: This sim wants to shun the cycle of consumerism by growing, recycling, and crafting all their own needs. This aspiration is in the Fortune category.

This aspiration was made with Zerbu's Mod Constructor program and I am eternally grateful to them!

Patch 1.90: Initial testing suggests that this aspiration is still compatible with Patch 1.90. If you run into any issues please be sure to let me know and I'll try and take a look at it.

French - translated and provided by Candyman.fr
Chinese - translated and provided by MuMu


I wanted an aspiration to play with my Freegan Rags-to-Riches Challenge, but none of the aspirations that came with Eco Lifestyle really fit what I was going for. If you are interested in the rules I used for that challenge I posted them below.

Now on with the explanation of this aspiration!

What is it?

This aspiration will have your sim dumpster diving, growing food, fabricating, and crafting their own furniture. It works well with challenges that limit what your sim is allowed to buy, and will see them able to completely provide for their own needs...even toilets! This aspiration comes with a custom reward trait that will make dumpster diving, wood working, and fabricating less draining on your sims needs.


This aspiration requires Eco Lifestyle, as it utilizes the fabrication skill, but doesn't need any other packs. That said, I do have all of the expansions and stuff packs in my game, so when I tested this trait it was with all of the packs included. It was created with patch 1.63, and should work fine with patch 1.64.

An Important Note:

This is the first aspiration that I've made, and while I have tested it extensively with the Better Exceptions mod (which I HIGHLY recommend!) it is still possible that I missed something. Please be sure to let me know if you run into any problems!

Aspiration Tiers:

Reward Perk: Salvage Artisan - Salvage artisans have mastered the arts of recycling and upcycling. No more will they be bound to the endless cycle of consumption and waste! Salvage artisans will gain fun while dumpster diving, fabricating, and woodworking, and will have significantly less hygiene loss from dumpster diving.


1. Dumpster Diver: Salvage artisans gain fun from dumpster diving and have learned how to keep clean even while completely submerged in trash.
- Sims gain this +1 Happy buff while diving in dumpsters, and will have +2 fun gain and +1 hygiene gain while the buff is active.

2. Fanciful Fabricator: Salvage artisans gain fun from fabricating new items our of recycled materials. Who needs capitalism anyway?
- Sims will gain this +1 Happy buff while using the fabricator, and will have +2 fun gain while the buff is active.

3. Crafty Carver: Salvage artisans gain fun from crafting new items at the woodworking table. Wooden bath fixtures? I'm sure nothing could go wrong with that!
- Sims will gain this +1 Happy buff while using the woodworking table, and will have +2 fun gain while the buff is active.

Additional Credits:
This aspiration would not be possible without Zerbu's Mod Constructor Program: https://zerbu.tumblr.com/post/18178...-constructor-v4

More thanks go to:
MuMu for translating this mod into Chinese, you can find their page here: https://www.sglynp.com/?21009.
Candyman.fr for translating this mod into French.
You are both amazing! Thank you so much!