MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Shorikiki - Traditional Japanese Pre-fab

by en7en Posted 8th May 2006 at 1:42 AM - Updated 22nd May 2006 at 5:44 PM by en7en
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For a long time now, I've been asked to do a pagoda-style house that wouldn't break your sim's bank... or your computer's back. Personally, I've always been very generous to my sims when it comes to money cheats, but I understand that many people are purists, and like their sims to toil and earn their way. Well, penny-pinchers, here's one for you!

You can get started on your dream of living in a traditional japanese house with Shorikiki. The gracefully curved roof is built from the cheapest, flimsiest salvaged wood, and is 100% guaranteed not to leak on sunny days! The interior features a roomy kitchen/dining/living room, a cozy bedroom nook, a cute bathroom alcove and an adorable toilet closet. Shorikiki can comfortably house one sim, and uncomfortably house many more!

The lot was extensively tested, and a single sim can prosper on it, through much toil and suffering. The 3x2 lot runs fast on a small computer, and the 17,740 price tag makes it instantly ownable, since it is already fully furnished with the cheapest, flimsiest furniture, including everything you need to barely scrape by!

It will be a poor and miserable existence, but one also filled with meaning and zen and bushido and all that jazz! So move right on in, and enjoy the rice-a-roni!

Shorikiki is inspired by my Shozen series. Check out my profile for the much more expensive Shozen houses.

* No EP required
* Hack-free
* 100% maxis-original everything.
* My Ultimate Architecture Tutorial can be found here

* To run this house on your machine, and to build interior walls, you need to install the Unleveled Walls by Numeror (Praise be his name!) These walls are not a normal install: They don't go into the regular downloads folder. Read Numeror's instructions and do not use Qxpress to install the walls.

Let me know how you like it, and rate and thank as deserved.
If you use it in the game, please do post a screenshot or two here. Thanks!

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 316.9 KB · Downloads: 10,863 · 8th May 2006
316.9 KB 10,863 8th May 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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.
Need more information?
16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th May 2006 at 9:43 AM
yay i'm first, great upload I like it a lot, it takes a lot of experience to make lots like this...This is gunna be a featured lot I can see it!
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th May 2006 at 9:57 AM
Wonderful!! i just love your pagodas ^_^

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!!
Mistress of architectural mishaps
retired moderator
#4 Old 8th May 2006 at 9:59 AM
A big thank you from a 'penny-pincher'

Retired from Simming
Test Subject
#5 Old 8th May 2006 at 12:03 PM
Great work , i always enjoy your creations ...thanks that u bring so much joy in our hoods....
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 8th May 2006 at 1:34 PM
WOW! Im going to download it for sure! - New forum that needs members! Join today!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th May 2006 at 9:17 PM
you rock

You are you, and I am me. You do your thing and I'll do mine, and if we end up together in the end, then it's beautiful. --Topanga
Test Subject
#8 Old 9th May 2006 at 2:22 AM
Haven't seen any work from you in ages. Thanks for the lot, its quite nice, especially the price tag. I think for once I'll try to play the Sims 2 the way it was meant to be played.


Looking for a pagoda or two? Check my uploads in the Residential Section.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 9th May 2006 at 4:08 AM
thank you! it's nice to have an affordable option of your beautiful homes!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 9th May 2006 at 11:20 PM
This is so cool En7en! I also give money to my sims but this is perfect for a college sim! Nice work.
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th May 2006 at 2:46 PM
nice japanese house now i can create a japan girl nad boy
#12 Old 21st May 2006 at 3:18 PM
*tosses biscuits to the poodle master in appreciation*

Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 3:55 AM
Your house is calling my name. Awesome! Checking out the rest of them~
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 5:48 AM
This is wonderful & I really appreciate the realism in respect to the living/floor space/ Many thanks!

"We just have to trust one another. I just don't see it working out any other way. Also...I can kill you with my brain."
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 10:02 PM
sh0uriki: Actually, it was a play on words. French kids say "rikiki" the way anglo-saxon kids say "itsy-bitsy". It just means tiny.

en7en - "that pagoda guy..."
Test Subject
#16 Old 28th Feb 2009 at 10:15 PM
Amazing is all i can say, Thank you for your great tutorial, I am now looking forward to completing my Japanese Neighborhood now with some awesome architecture.

Great work, Great Tutorial :P

Success is getting what you want, Happiness is wanting what you get - Dale Carnagie
Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 5:47 PM
Very generous to your sims, that's what they call it now! Well I'm in the same category so this will be a perfect teashop. I don't want to make anyone jealous placing them near my palaces and castles.