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'Katrina Cottages' Homes for Your Post-Disaster Sims -No CC!- (16-20 of 25)

by Phaenoh Posted 20th Dec 2007 at 9:20 PM - Updated 9th Jan 2009 at 3:59 AM by Phaenoh
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Note: My Katrina Cottage series got Featured! Make sure you check them all out. The trophy is on the last one. It wouldn't be fair to give five trophies for work that is worth one, so I don't want to hear any comments on that. EEK!

Hurricane Katrina left a lot of people homeless. The Katrina Cottages were designed to replace the degrading FEMA trailers. Their purpose was to be fast to build and cheap, while still looking nice. Read more about them here. I've built all the plans found on that site, including all the 'add-ons' for the plans that have them. In total that made 25 houses. Instead of posting 25 different threads forcing you to jump from page to page, I'm uploading them in sets of 5. The first and second sets require only the BaseGame, sets 3 and 4 need Pets, and set 5 needs Pets and OFB. The reason behind this is the building cheats I used to get all the roof lines they way they are supposed to be, and five houses had turning stairs (requires the stage tool). If you don't happen to have Pets, hopefully 10 Katrina Cottages is enough for you.

None of the cottages are furnished, with 25 it started getting redundant, and plenty of times people redecorate the houses they download anyways, so I went with unfurnished instead. This also assists in making them CC FREE! YAY! Each cottage is built on a deck (helps escape a bit of high water now and then). They all have the same roof material (real ones have tin roofs, we just get the Slate Grey color). They each (mostly) have a different color of aluminum siding (cheap, quick, and weather resistant!) They all have the same hardwood floors and tile in the bathrooms. They all have the same Beachy Keen Wallpaper with beadboard in the public areas of the house, plain kick and crown molding in the bedrooms, and gray with a chair rail in the bathrooms. (This is to help you remember how to furnish it 'according to the plan'.) In addition to all this they all have the same stairs, fence/railings, and columns. The landscaping is minimal at best, many of these lots are too tiny for much, but they all have a Mixed Pebbles terrain paint walkway and many have a Birch tree or two.

I find these houses make great little homes or vacation homes in Beach community's, like Sand Simolean Point, or homes for your less than fabulously wealthy sims, or college campus houses. If you redo the interior walls many of them will make great little shops. Small houses are indispensable! Collect them all! Make sure you check out the others in this set! 1-5, 6-10, 10-15, 16-20, and 21-25!

Now, on to the specifics, names were based on plans from the previously referenced website, and letters were added for the variations of each plan. Click on the pictures for larger versions. These five cottages all require Pets.

Katrina Cottage 308 - $6,157, 1x2
Katrina Cottage 416 - $6,541, 1x2
Katrina Cottage 517 - $7,484, 1x2
Katrina Cottage 1175a - $14,187, 2x2
Katrina Cottage 1175c - $10,166, 2x2

(click for pic, cottage is a one story version of the house above)

These pictures are of cloned houses hanging out in Sand Simolean Point my sub'hood of Pleasantview. Your versions were created in a sterile testing environment game and I assure you they only require Pets. A nice beachy town just makes for better pictures. Plus, they are fitting in nicely with my Nana Series houses!


P.S. My parents always had us write 'Thank You' Notes as kids, maybe that's why I prefer reading replies better than seeing how many people bothered to click the 'Thanks' button...

Additional Credits:
Even though there is no CC involved, I actually have more people to thank this time than usual. I built the basics of these cottages on my Mac (BG Only) and then fixed the roofs and second stories by using Numenor's AnyGameStarter. A good most of these wouldn't look anything like their plans if I hadn't used the roof cheat that came with Pets.

As I said, I started building these in the Base Game and there are no 2x2 lots there! I have to thank plasticbox and his 2xN lots for saving my butt there. There are also no 1x2 lots. These particular minilots came from aelflaed, but I'd only have found them from using Andi8104's and MaryLou's original ones.

Number of bedrooms:
      2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included:
      None: No Custom Content included
      Unfurnished: Lot is a basic shell with walls, floors, windows, doors, stairs, and landscaping, but does not contain basic fixtures, plumbing, or furniture.

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Katrina Cottage 1175c.rar

Size: 397.1 KB · Downloads: 2,550 · 21st Dec 2007
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Katrina Cottage 1175a.rar

Size: 512.1 KB · Downloads: 2,663 · 21st Dec 2007
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Katrina Cottage 517.rar

Size: 341.5 KB · Downloads: 2,527 · 21st Dec 2007
341.5 KB 2,527 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 416.rar

Size: 310.4 KB · Downloads: 2,614 · 21st Dec 2007
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Katrina Cottage 308.rar

Size: 325.3 KB · Downloads: 2,606 · 21st Dec 2007
325.3 KB 2,606 21st Dec 2007
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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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

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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Test Subject
#2 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 3:14 AM
Wow these are great! I'm really enjoying this series. Thanks so much (:
#3 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 4:10 AM
ooo i just filled my new neighborhood with all of these and converted some to com. lots and now i have more to add! woots! your great! (like i havnt said that enough) thanks....agian!
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Original Poster
#4 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 4:54 AM
welcome welcome! and thanks for commenting!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 9:38 AM
Again really nice job here!


Thank you for everything! You all are great those who create and those who download! Thank you!

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#6 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 9:44 AM
These lots are lovely, and the project is really interesting. I'd take all of them. Brava!
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 2:02 PM
Thank you so much for building these ... they are awesome and just what I was looking!
#8 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 2:07 PM
I guess now that I have all these great houses, it is time to add a new subhood, lol.
I love your Sand Simoleon Point: I have it & have been saving it for the new 'hood I want to start, but since I can't be drawn away from my Pleasantview drama to actually start a new one, I think I will add it as a subhood there. I need the beaches.
Thanks for this whole excellent series.
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#9 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 5:00 PM
I love simple little starter houses. Thanks so much for these!! :D
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#10 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 5:41 PM
What a great idea - they're so cute and I love playing small houses. Beautifully done, Phae.

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#11 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 11:16 PM
Thanks HP, it makes me feel special when moderators comment.

Calisims? In my game Sand Simolean is also a sub'hood of Pleasantview, I had a time when I had so many different neighborhoods, but I hated that they weren't actually connected. The sub'hood idea is a great concept and I'm glad Maxis included it.

Thanks for commenting everyone! It really brightens my day! (And today its dreary, rainy and cold, so it could really use a bit of brighting!)
#12 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 2:29 PM
It's cold and dreary here too (though not raining... ...yet), so having some nice colourful houses to add to my game is great. They'll probably end up scattered all over the place, as needed by any Sims who haven't won the lottery yet.
#13 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 3:01 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 12:41 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
Calisims? In my game Sand Simolean is also a sub'hood of Pleasantview, I had a time when I had so many different neighborhoods, but I hated that they weren't actually connected. The sub'hood idea is a great concept and I'm glad Maxis included it.

I'm currently playing Pleasantview with Bluewater, DT, a secondary DT subhood & Sim State attached. There are so many families, it takes forever to get through my rotation. So I've been resisting the idea of adding another subhood there. And, I've been having fantasies about starting a clean new 'hood with just one Sim as a founder, to grow a community organically.
But the Pleasantview drama lures me in every time I load the game, and since they really do need a better beach area than Bluewater, adding Sand Simoleon Point is a very good idea.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 23rd Dec 2007 at 2:36 AM
This si so neat, thank you. Now I have houses for my poorer Sims in this one challege i haven't started on yet!
#15 Old 23rd Feb 2008 at 9:25 PM
I'm lovin' this series of homes; works well with the sub hoods, and goes pefectly with plasticboxes' series of know, from the subs to city??
Well, all of this blathering is to say that this has helped me to build believeable neighborhoods...,and I simply adore small, well made homes like yours.
Thank you so much.

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#16 Old 7th May 2008 at 11:09 PM Last edited by nila.dulko : 7th May 2008 at 11:20 PM. Reason: forgot to mention something
Yay! So many houses!!! I started a new neighborhood, and it seems I can't work up enough creativity to build starter homes that are both functional and attractive, especially for as many sims as I've created recently, and I'm overjoyed that they all come with no custom content. Thank you so much for abundantly answering my prawers!

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#17 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 11:01 PM
As someone who suffered from Katrina, I've seen these cottages in person, some are on the next street infact, and I must say, your dead on or at least, close.

Luckily, I got to stay in my house, but unfortunately some didn't.

Haha, Some people had a meth lab in one and it blew up! Crazy times, these are.

Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 11:51 PM
These are great starter homes. Thank you!