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'Katrina Cottages' Homes for Your Post-Disaster Sims -No CC!- (11-15 of 25)

by Phaenoh Posted 20th Dec 2007 at 7:35 PM - Updated 9th Jan 2009 at 3:58 AM by Phaenoh
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 2 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, 11-15, 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 480 - $9,185, 1x2
Katrina Cottage 888c - $13,297, 2x2

(identical except for porch roof to 888b)
Katrina Cottage 910 - $11,296, 2x2
Katrina Cottage 1185 - $15,851, 2x3

(click for pic, cottage is a single story version of the house below)

Katrina Cottage 1807 - $19,069, 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 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
Furnishings: Unfurnished

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 Pets
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Katrina Cottage 1807.rar

Size: 513.6 KB · Downloads: 2,415 · 21st Dec 2007
513.6 KB 2,415 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 1185.rar

Size: 451.3 KB · Downloads: 2,304 · 21st Dec 2007
451.3 KB 2,304 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 910a.rar

Size: 367.2 KB · Downloads: 2,411 · 21st Dec 2007
367.2 KB 2,411 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 888c.rar

Size: 495.4 KB · Downloads: 2,518 · 21st Dec 2007
495.4 KB 2,518 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 480.rar

Size: 387.6 KB · Downloads: 2,506 · 21st Dec 2007
387.6 KB 2,506 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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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 9:23 PM
looks cool im going to dowload it !
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 9:33 PM
These are completely, utterly awesome! Thank you for sharing with us.
Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 11:24 PM
Incredible, as always!! Great job!!
#5 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 12:05 AM
I really am loving this series, thank you so much for these excellent cottages.
I love that they are CC free, that is a major plus for me.
Also, I wanted to say, I love your presentation on the page: you obviously put a lot of thought into describing what you are offering & giving information to potential downloaders. I know packaging & presentation is often as much work as actually making the object/lot etc., and I appreciate that you don't skimp on that end.
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 12:28 AM
Thanks so much for these!
I enjoyed reading the history behind them as well - thank you for taking the time to write all that.
They do go well with your Nana Series houses, which I also have and adore.
I thank you and my Sims thank you!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#7 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 12:31 AM
Originally Posted by calisims
I know packaging & presentation is often as much work as actually making the object/lot etc., and I appreciate that you don't skimp on that end.
AMEN SISTER! I usually have to allocate about the same amount of time for pictures, editing, and writing, as I do when I make clothes. But with these? Individually, it takes longer for my to take the pictures of one house and edit them than it does to build the darn cottage itself since they were so small. Ok, enough venting, back to taking pictures of part 5...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I really enjoy reading them!
Test Subject
#8 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 1:31 AM
These look fabulous! I may have to start a new sub 'hood just for them. Thanks for all the additions to my game!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 2:31 AM
I like all the information given!
And interesting concept.
Good job. :]
#10 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 2:26 PM
Well done for building another lovely themed set (I'm working backwards, having started with Part 5 and getting distracted by the equally-nice 'Nana' lots ) You clearly have a strong talent at lot-building.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#11 Old 23rd Dec 2007 at 12:41 AM
Thanks everybody!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:48 AM
Originally Posted by ieta_cassiopeia
You clearly have a strong talent at lot-building.

I agree.

Wow, I love these! Thank you for sharing!

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Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 6:42 PM
WOW!! these are also great!! too bad i only have the base game, or i'd download these in a heartbeat!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 1:22 AM
I like how you unfurnished them, they will load quick on my slow pc. I also like the way they have many rooms. Thanks for making many too. ^^
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#15 Old 22nd May 2010 at 4:14 AM
Oooh! I'm wanting to build the last one in real life. The fact that you made them for my Sims is even better!
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 2:13 AM
I love these small houses. They are so cute. I've been watching "Treme" on HBO and these look like some of those houses. I plan to put tin roofs on them now that I can with a later EP.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 1:48 AM
I get a not found error on the 21-25
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 1:51 AM
I get a not found error on the 21-25