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Wee Chalet!

by iCad Posted 10th Dec 2010 at 2:39 AM
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So. I finally overcame my irrational fear and got me the AnyGameStarter so that I could build base game lots to share. And I decided to just go ahead and bite the bullet and see if I could build a decent-looking lot without CC and just base game stuff. And I did! I think! I mean, it's not the prettiest thing in the world on the inside, but I think I managed to make the exterior pretty attractive and the layout pretty functional in a pretty small space.

In any case, here it be:
I call it the Wee Chalet because...well, that's what it is. The name also amuses me because female Sims often seem to say something that sounds like "Wee chalet!" when they're talking on the phone.

But anyway, since this was going to be base game and no CC, I wanted something simple, and you can't get much simpler than chalet-style. It's basically a square with a gable roof on it. The challenge becomes making a square with a gable on it interesting-looking. And trust me, with the base game and no CC, that ain't no small thing. Seriously, I don't know how you people do it with complex lots. I have renewed respect for all of you. Anyway, here's the details of what I ended up with, pics first:

The back:


Closer-up of the front, to show the gardens and the depth of the second-floor balcony:


The living room:


The other details:

Lot size is 2x2. This is something of a "cheat," actually. The base game's smallest lot is apparently 3x2, but the extra space was ridiculous, so I lot-adjusted it down to 2x2. Thank God for Mootilda!
Price: 27,381. It could certainly be made cheaper, if you wanted/needed it to be.
2 relatively roomy bedrooms. Technically, you COULD add a third on the upper floor, but it'd be awfully teeny and/or would have to be a bit oddly-shaped to allow access to the stairs. So, I left that space empty. Its three windows make it nice and sunny, so it'd be a nice place for a little game area or a home office or crafting space.
1 bathroom
Living room with fireplace
Teeny kitchen with corresponding teeny eating area.
Outdoor living space: Alpine-style open front deck with an upstairs balcony protected by an oversized roof overhang. Covered porch in back that steps down to a fenced patio.
All landscaping will need maintenance, since it's all Maxis, of course. Hey, at least I was nice and put evergreens on the lot, so your Sims won't have to rake, too.

As with most of my lots, this is unfurnished and mostly undecorated inside, but the kitchen and bath are fully-fixtured/countered. There's at least one light fixture in every room, and there's a phone. That's it.

In the end, even though this is a base-game lot, I kind of think this would make a nice little vacation home/rental for a small family if you have Bon Voyage. I can imagine a little cluster of copies of this lot all together with snow on them and evergreens all around, like a little ski village with mountains in the distance...even though Sims can't go skiing.

Oh, please do note that I took all the pics of this lot before I lot-adjusted it to a 2x2 lot. So, any extra space that you may see on the right-hand side of the lot is no longer there. As uploaded, the patio of this lot butts right up against the right-hand edge of the lot.

Also, in the straight-on pic of the front, I have no idea why there's a bit of light in the very peak of the gable. I suspect that it's the lighting mod that I have in my game that's doing it, because it causes most lighting oddities that I encounter, which aren't bothersome enough to make me want to go to the effort to uninstall it. But if you download this and don't have a lighting mod and you still have that weirdness, do let me know so that I can look into it further.

And now...I'm going back to my CC, darnit! *laughs*

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 27,381

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fixtures Only
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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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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#2 Old 10th Dec 2010 at 12:59 PM
i love it :D
Alchemist
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#3 Old 11th Dec 2010 at 6:34 AM
icad! The Wee Chalet is very appealing and interesting! You did what you set out to do, a nice feeling, right? Great job!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 12th Dec 2010 at 4:11 AM
On behalf of all of us who have bloated download folders with all of the cc that we've accumulated thus far....THANK YOU! You did a great job!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 13th Dec 2010 at 2:13 AM
Nice job, It looks so cozy. It'll be fun to furnish and decorate, thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 6th Jan 2011 at 6:11 AM
This house is spectacular! It almost looks like my real house! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 1:13 AM
It's really good. Definitely downloading for one of my challenge 'hoods. Thank you for making it!
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#8 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 8:19 PM
Awh, this is so cozy and nice. It'll be a perfect mountain vacation home for my lawyer sim! Thank you very much!
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#9 Old 2nd Mar 2016 at 4:41 AM
Thank You
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#10 Old 6th May 2017 at 5:22 AM
Thank you