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'Banana Escape' Fully Furnished Starter -Nana Series-

by Phaenoh Posted 21st Sep 2007 at 8:02 PM - Updated 9th Jan 2009 at 2:13 AM by Phaenoh
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Note: I've added a BaseGame version of this house. Many (decorative) things have changed but the floor plan has not. The BaseGame version is unfurnished. For these reasons, the house has lost a lot of its original charm. Download the BaseGame version only if you can't get the full version. -Thanks

Simspiration Studios Presents: "Banana Escape"

After seeing far to many houses claiming to be 'starters' but not being furnished enough to actually start, I decided to make a couple myself. Its actually harder than it looks till you get the hang of it. All of the houses in this set make very good vacation homes as well as regular starter homes. These houses also look really good in the neighborhood that I created for them. :: hint-hint :: Get that here.

I've named the set the "Nana Series" because almost all the houses have a Nana Tree in the yard. Many features are the same throughout the houses. They all have the same outside wall covering, same outdoor tile, same driveway waiting for a car, same wood floor, and same bathroom tile. Less noticeable, they all have the cut stump trim around the outdoor pathways and flower beds, same kitchen sink, and similar bathrooms. That being said, each house is very different from the rest! They each have their own color scheme, floorplan, and fun features!

This house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house's color is Green.

Custom Content Used: No CC! Maxis Only!
Pictured are my own recolors of Maxis objects, however, they did not get packaged with the lot, sorries!

Make sure you get the other 9 starters in the series! Blue Lagoon, Patio Villa, Calm Serenity, Nutmeg Memories, Papaya Dreams, Seabreeze Island, Cinnamon Retreat, Seashell Cove, and Licorice Daze!


P.S. I love reading comments! Leave me a couple?

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 19,829

Additional Credits:
To all the creators of 'furnished' starter homes that 'inspired' me enough to make me want to make my own. It is possible to squeeze blood from a stone, but you have to put in a bit of effort.

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.
      Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings

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

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage
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Size: 470.3 KB · Downloads: 212 · 10th Apr 2008
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Size: 368.9 KB · Downloads: 1,448 · 21st Sep 2007
368.9 KB 1,448 21st Sep 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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 2:16 PM
This is wonderful, Phaenoh! Yesterday, actually, I had a family I wanted to buy a vacation home for. After you showed me the pictures you had for this house a few days ago, I was all excited to use it...until I realized I hadn't downloaded it yet. Now I can. Thanks!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#3 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 5:05 PM
Its your fault I made a whole set. You encouraged me too much with this one. ;-)
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 23rd Sep 2007 at 7:27 AM
Thank-you for some loverley Starter Homes - you can never have too many!

Just wondering - do the houses actually require Bon Voyage? As in, is it checked as 'Required' just because you have it installed? Or is BV content actually used? I don't know if the Bon Voyage business is the same as that with NightLife, where if the Creator had it you HAD to have it to use the content, whether it used NL objects or not.

Quick reply would be appreciated! Because I really want to DL these as soon as I can, they're gorgeous!

I have the right to act my shoe size.
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#5 Old 23rd Sep 2007 at 6:13 PM
Well, all the Nana Trees themselves (the set's namesake, oh noes!) are from BV, but I don't think I used anything else from BV. If you download it and it loads and just the trees are flashing blue, then you should be able to delete them (I think) and go on your merry way, with and extra $200 per tree in your pocket. Let me know if that is the case, I've been wondering that too.
#6 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 12:04 AM
Yummy! Bannanas! Great lot!
#7 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 2:05 PM
Phaenoh, I think you're right about the trees. I downloaded a lot while forgetting to download the columns for that lot, and I could simply delete the blue flashing columns and get my money back. You just don't get quite the full amount because items from the Build thing (as opposed to Buy) lose a little value simply from being placed.

Thank you for your interesting-looking house.
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 13th Dec 2008 at 8:01 PM
Thank you for sharing this amazing set Phaenoh!
Field Researcher
17th Dec 2009 at 8:49 PM
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#9 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 7:08 AM
Yes, just install it with CleanInstaller. Don't be surprised if you end up missing some objects though.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 8:54 PM
Would it any of your nana series houses work if you only have nightlife and seasons installed? (This is a Different computer)
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#11 Old 20th Dec 2009 at 7:33 PM
You could download my basegame versions, but as mentioned, they are unfurnished.
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st Apr 2010 at 6:41 PM
I just finished downloading everything that has to do with S.S. point-the neighborhood, the lots, everything. I'm going to install it and add it to all my neighborhoods as a sub-neighborhood.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 4:52 PM
Phaenoh, I absolutely love your houses!
I just downloaded the Katrina cottages and I'll download ALLLLLLL houses of your Nana Series as well!

Thank you <3
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#14 Old 2nd Jul 2013 at 11:19 PM
I don't know how I managed to miss this set of cute base game starter homes, but I've downloaded them all. Thanks!