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Starter Series | Part Two

by FakeHousesRealAwesome Posted 5th Sep 2014 at 6:18 PM - Updated 20th Apr 2019 at 5:36 PM by FakeHouses|RealAwesome
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These lots are all starters–as in, less than $16,500 furnished. I prefer my starters to be big on space and short on furnishings, so I don’t have to move my Sims or haphazardly add bedrooms as soon as their household starts growing. So these are all VERY sparsely furnished, with everything you need to keep your Sims motives up and nothing more.

That's my personal preferences regarding starters, but these homes are spacious enough to furnish more elaborately for a family with a bigger budget. And despite their rather spartan interiors, I've tried to maximize these lots' curb appeal because I find them useful as spare housing that's affordable but doesn't sacrifice the neighborhood aesthetic.

Click here for part one of this series.

Required EPs

I've only used one important EP item: the window from Showtime. I also used a couple flower bushes (from Pets and Ambitions) but they are not important at all; you could replace those with the $1 base game hydrangeas or whatever you like.

Custom Content

I've used the following custom content in all four lots. The roof specific to each lot is listed separately under the details. Nothing is included in the download, so if you want these items you have to download them separately.

The Allard
  • 20x20 lot
  • $16,094 | $14,134
  • 2 bd/1 ba

The Pryor
  • 20x20 lot
  • $16,066 | $14,111
  • 2 bd/1 ba
  • White Trim_Green6 roof by tammy_trauma (no longer available for download from the creator; substitute with QBUILDERZ’s green slate roof if you don’t have it)

The Milton
  • 20x20 lot
  • $14,262 | $13,103
  • 2 bd/1 ba
  • Hana_Roof_Blue_7 by tammy_trauma (no longer available for download from the creator; substitute with QBUILDERZ’s blue slate roof if you don’t have it)

The Dorsey
  • 20x20 lot
  • $16,434 | $15,482
  • 3 bd/1 ba (only one bedroom furnished with a bed)

Lot Size: 20x20
Lot Price: ~16,000 (listed sepa

Additional Credits:
Big thanks to the Simming community on tumblr! I built these lots especially for all the folks over there, too many to name, who look at my creations and encourage me to build more

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3 Showtime
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
FHRA Starter Series

Size: 7.82 MB · Downloads: 5,286 · 5th Sep 2014
7.82 MB 5,286 5th Sep 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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#2 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 8:09 AM
Those are lovely! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 10:14 AM
Wow! :o These are stunningly beautiful! I love the look and architecture of these buildings. And what I love most about them is that 1) they're gorgeous for starter homes and 2) they have no CCs and only uses one EP, instead of, you know, 32832862 EPs and SPs LOL! Thank you so much for these!!! These will fit nicely in my world.

"Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters." - Neil Gaiman

Test Subject
#4 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 11:36 PM
Thanks for sharing...these will go perfect in my neighbourhood!
Test Subject
#5 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 1:24 PM
beautiful house !!
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 1:41 AM
Oh my gosh! These look so home-y, classic, and sweet. I have a couple I'm putting together and want to start a family for. These houses look perfect for them. Thank you!
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 11:52 PM
Could you make these for The Sims 4? That would be amazing! I love these.
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 3:12 PM
Cute! Thanks!
Test Subject
#9 Old 18th Apr 2015 at 12:31 AM
This is great! I've been looking for neat little houses like these and hear I get four! Thank you so so much :D
Test Subject
#10 Old 30th May 2015 at 6:47 PM
Oh. My. goodness. i've been hunting for like 18338743826137453274 years for a starter home like this; thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 24th Jun 2015 at 3:57 PM
Thanks for this and part one of your Sensible Starter series. There seem to be so few starter houses out there which come out to under 20k which aren't tiny. But yours not only manage that but also look good at the same time. Sparsely furnished to be sure, but they ARE starters, and that leaves enough in the budget for a couple to get a few small luxuries. And they have plenty of potential.
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 6:37 PM
I love these houses so much! I put them in every town I play, thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 19th Mar 2018 at 4:03 PM
These are absolutely perfect!