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1 Frugal Lane - No CC Home!

by Goldenbtrfly Posted 26th Sep 2017 at 4:10 AM - Updated 15th Oct 2017 at 3:47 AM by Goldenbtrfly : small title change
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
My families straight out of CAS need some homes, and I want to see if I can come up with a few at the "starter" amount of 20k or below. I have seen other Simmers do it (and do it well), so I figured I would try my hand at it. This nice and bright starter has the basics, and is perfect for a family of three (with a school aged child/teen or even a parent-in-law).

This home has:
  • 2 bedrooms.
  • 2 baths (one with a shower, one with a tub).
  • Fire alarm, burglar alarm, and phone.
  • Designated space planned for a driveway.
  • TV, bookcase, desk. - with potential to add more.
  • Minimal landscaping to keep the cost inside rather than outside!

No CC was used, but all EPs/SPs are installed.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): 20000

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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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).
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#2 Old 26th Sep 2017 at 5:39 AM
That's really a beautiful house . It's rather big and bright and I like it very much. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 26th Sep 2017 at 12:03 PM
Nice starter home! Thanks!
#4 Old 26th Sep 2017 at 9:38 PM
Priced at 20K, a starting sim can move right in. Unfurnished it comes in around 9900, so the starting sim could furnish it instead.

This well-designed house is one of the best submitted by this creator yet. Unfurnished, it's sure to become a staple in my 'hood. Thank you! Hoping to see more houses on Frugal Ln.
#5 Old 26th Sep 2017 at 10:43 PM
Really great layout! I love the colours, and you did an awesome job balancing move-in needs with room to grow. ^_^
Original Poster
#6 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 2:31 AM
@BrittaMA @FranH - Thank you so much for the compliments on the house. I'm glad you like it!

@mac - Wow, under 10k unfurnished! Sweet! Thank you for the compliment on the house. Totally made me blush and have the cheesiest grin! There will be more on Frugal Lane, no worries. (...and possibly some on Cheapskate Row - under 10k!)

@Liz - Thank you! I love the colors too in this one. It turned out better than even I was expecting!
#7 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 3:40 AM
I like these small houses, even if they're over 20K. I get very tired of these "edifice complexes" (pun intended). 5x4 lots, 200K simoleans, etc. Not including the roller skates you'd need to get around. I wouldn't want to live in one of them. OTOH, they are remarkable creations, but they just don't work very well in a playable sims 'hood.
Original Poster
#8 Old 28th Sep 2017 at 2:28 AM
@mac - Thank you, and I agree. I'm not one for the bigger lots unless there is a special family that needs one (like my mayor's mansion) or some of Zarathustra's lots.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 23rd Oct 2017 at 7:06 PM
Likey, likey! It's SO spacious, and if the family grows, there's room to revise it a bit for a 3rd bedroom. Nice job! I'm happy that someone is making homes for this game of silly sims. Thanks!
Original Poster
#10 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 9:29 PM
@GingerNana - Awww, thank you for the comment! I hope your Sims enjoy their time in the house. :D