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'Katrina Cottages' Homes for Your Post-Disaster Sims -No CC!- (6-10 of 25)

by Phaenoh Posted 20th Dec 2007 at 1:38 AM - Updated 9th Jan 2009 at 3:58 AM by Phaenoh
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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 are all Base Game compatible.

Katrina Cottage 576b - $11,229,2x2

Katrina Cottage 888a - $13,707, 2x3

Katrina Cottage 888b - $13,189, 2x2

Katrina Cottage 1112 - $14,983, 2x3

(click for pic, cottage is an extension of the 888 plan above)

Katrina Cottage 1175b - $19,205, 2x3

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 are still BaseGame houses. 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...

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: varies, see above

Additional Credits:
Even though there is no CC involved, I actually have more people to thank this time than usual. These particular cottages were built on my Mac (BG Only) but I've just started using Numenor's AnyGameStarter, and the rest of the set is definitely thanks to his wonderful tool.

In the Base Game there are no 2x2 lots! 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 1175b.rar

Size: 555.8 KB · Downloads: 3,433 · 20th Dec 2007
555.8 KB 3,433 20th Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 1112.rar

Size: 496.0 KB · Downloads: 3,143 · 20th Dec 2007
496.0 KB 3,143 20th Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 888b.rar

Size: 602.0 KB · Downloads: 3,141 · 20th Dec 2007
602.0 KB 3,141 20th Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 888a.rar

Size: 456.6 KB · Downloads: 3,303 · 20th Dec 2007
456.6 KB 3,303 20th Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 576b.rar

Size: 452.4 KB · Downloads: 3,496 · 20th Dec 2007
452.4 KB 3,496 20th Dec 2007
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 6:02 PM
I think that this is actually a really good idea! Good job Phaenoh!

Rainbow Street: colourful starter homes.
#3 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 6:07 PM
Thank you so much for sharing these. Both the Sims' world and the real world need more housing like this rather than the mini-mansions! I'm starting up a Katrina neighborhood!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 11:23 PM
These are amazing!!! And in perfect time: I'm just about to move an insane amount of college Sims to the base neighborhood. Thank you!!!
#5 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 12:11 AM
Yay, more cottages!
And perfect time for me, too: I need vacation homes & starter homes.
#6 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 2:29 AM
yar! more homes! woohoo! you are my favorite creator on this site! (no joke) keep it up
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 8:54 AM
These new cottages look great! I can't wait to see the rest of the series!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 3:42 PM
They look awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#9 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 11:18 PM
Thanks for letting me know you appreciate it! I love reading comments!
Test Subject
#10 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 12:41 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 12:42 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Thank you for posting this. And you are right about the trailers, they are too small for any family. But more importantly the trailers have shown to be a health risk because of the levels of toxic chemacals in their upholstery- they were NOT meant to be lived in for extended periods. And there is so little affordable housing being built in New Orleans. So, as a New Orleaner, thank you!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#11 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 4:36 AM
Originally Posted by Dawkinsist Simster
But more importantly the trailers have shown to be a health risk because of the levels of toxic chemacals in their upholstery- they were NOT meant to be lived in for extended periods.
Learn something new everyday!
#12 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 2:32 PM
Having just gone through and downloaded all the Katrina lots, I just want to thank you one more time for all the effort you've put into making these houses for all our Sims. Hope the real-life equivalents work as well as these Sim houses
Test Subject
#13 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 1:42 AM
thanks. now i can start a new orleans neighborhood where everyone rebuilds their lives.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 26th Jan 2008 at 2:37 AM
Great Job! After having just gotten out of my own FEMA trailer, I can certainly say that they are indeed very small, would have loved this alternative in real life LOL! I am building my own little New Orleans style neighborhood and these are going to go great in it!
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Mar 2008 at 3:05 AM
I love all your Katrina Cottages! Thank you! It's so nice to have some realistic starter homes.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:10 AM
I couldn't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing your Katrina Cottages. There aren't many starter homes I like that aren't full of custom content, and this series is certainly a treasure. Thank you!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 5:38 PM
I personally liked these ones better than 1-5. But they all still rock!!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 3rd Nov 2008 at 11:53 PM
Thank you for this lovely houses, I will use them for my beach lots.
Test Subject
#19 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 1:31 PM
Thanks, these are great.
Mad Poster
#20 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 10:21 AM
I love the houses.

This allows me to see into the minds of people! That's right, I can actually see what they're thinking!
So long as what they're thinking is exactly what I think they're thinking.
Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 12:36 AM
Ah, starter houses that make SENSE... Talk about a commodity.

Definitely downloading a couple of these.
Test Subject
#22 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 9:33 PM
love the houses but its a bit of a pain to download them all one at a time could u maybe create an all folder to download
Test Subject
#23 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 9:29 PM
I love find little treasures like these from talented creators. Thank you
Test Subject
#24 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 4:50 PM
Very sweet indeed, thank you very much for these ones!
Test Subject
#25 Old 21st Feb 2014 at 1:07 PM
Thank you! I love your work so much, you are one of my favorite creators and I have downloaded so many of your lots. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us!