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'Katrina Cottages' Homes for Your Post-Disaster Sims -No CC!- (21-25 of 25)

by Phaenoh Posted 21st Dec 2007 at 3:19 AM - Updated 9th Jan 2009 at 3:59 AM by Phaenoh
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Note: Though this is the only one with the little trophy icon, this feature was meant to encompass the entire set, make sure you go check those out too! 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 all require OFB and Pets.

Katrina Cottage 633 - $10,423, 2x2
Katrina Cottage 675 - $9,444, 1x2
Katrina Cottage 697 - $13,035, 2x2
Katrina Cottage 936 - $13,435, 2x2
Katrina Cottage 1200 - $14,687, 2x2

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

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 OFB and 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...

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. 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: 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.

Open for Business Pets
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 1200.rar

Size: 458.2 KB · Downloads: 3,861 · 21st Dec 2007
458.2 KB 3,861 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 936.rar

Size: 436.1 KB · Downloads: 3,815 · 21st Dec 2007
436.1 KB 3,815 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 697.rar

Size: 350.9 KB · Downloads: 3,680 · 21st Dec 2007
350.9 KB 3,680 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 675.rar

Size: 385.5 KB · Downloads: 3,892 · 21st Dec 2007
385.5 KB 3,892 21st Dec 2007
Katrina Cottage 633.rar

Size: 370.2 KB · Downloads: 4,032 · 21st Dec 2007
370.2 KB 4,032 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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 7:11 AM
As a Mississippi Katrina victim, I have viewed these lots with mixed emotions. While I don't want anything related to Katrina in my game, I just had to say thank you for sharing these. You have done an excellent job.
Test Subject
#27 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 3:59 AM
As a Louisiana Hurricane Katrina/Rita survivor, I really appreciate the fact that you added the background story with your downloads. We desperately need people to remember that we are still in need of help down here. When people hear about projects like this, they are more likely to not forget about us.

I can't thank you enough! I've added all of these to my game.

"A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on."
William S. Burroughs
Test Subject
#28 Old 29th Mar 2008 at 7:47 AM
Absolutely lovely, all of them. Thank you so much... I'll never have to painfully erect roofs in starter homes again. This download is surely appreciated!
Test Subject
#29 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 9:05 PM
personally, i was in New Orleans,
and i think that Katrina is nothing to joke about,
great work and all,
but it's pretty horrible that you made a joke like that about the whole thing
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
#30 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 9:41 PM
awamberbuzzkill - I see nothing in Phae's post or in her Katrina Homes project whatsoever that implies she's attempting to make a joke about the whole Katrina thing - these are simply lovely little homes inspired by the extremely cute plans which are being used to rebuild after the disaster. I believe you're mistaken, as nobody has joked about it at all here.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

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Test Subject
#31 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 7:28 PM
These houses are really nice, thank you
unfortunatly for no apparent reason all my houses ended up L shaped and whenever i try not to build an L shaped house they looked horrible, eventually I have given up and explored houses on here, and I found all your houses were exactly what I wanted
so thanks again
Test Subject
#32 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 8:11 AM
Wow. I can't believe you made these all! They will make fabulous holiday homes, my spoiled Sims thank you :]
Test Subject
#33 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 5:01 PM
Originally Posted by Eva Aisling
Thanks for these! I live fairly close to New Orleans and know some people who could use these. Luckily, we just got the edge of the hurricane and were only out of power for a week and needed roof repairs. Many people around us lost a lot more than that and my heart goes out to them. It would break your heart to hear their stories. I only wish that none of you will ever have to experience the horrors that these people went through. And, please, let us not forget those who were hit in Mississippi. They actually got it worse than we did. New Orleans just got more attention.

THANK YOU SO MUCH EVA! I live in Long Beach Mississippi and you don't know how many people turned us down after Katrina just to work in New Orleans when I had not even a roof over my head. You need an award.

And thank you so much for the cottages. Even though I'm not a fan of the country-ish look (haha, yeah.. I'm from the south) I love the prices and that they're fair and spacey. Thank you!!
Field Researcher
#34 Old 7th May 2008 at 10:59 PM
What adorable little houses! In my opinion, you did a fantastic job with all 25 of them.

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- Norman Thomas, 1944
Test Subject
#35 Old 22nd Aug 2008 at 2:59 AM
Love, love, LOVE these pretty little houses. They're so colorful and bright, and next to each other in-game, they look adorable. Thank you for this!
#36 Old 27th Aug 2008 at 5:02 PM
These are so lovely in the game, thank you so much!
Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Apr 2009 at 1:14 AM
these are adorable thanx!!
#38 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:37 PM
Nice houses.
They'll make good starter houses.


Field Researcher
#39 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 3:05 PM
Wow this is amazing! I'm going to download them all! Thank you <33
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 15th May 2011 at 7:36 AM
Dear Phaenoh,

Thank you very much for the lovely small houses. We will be graduating college soon, and desperately needed a place to live. Our creator has been contemplating horrible fates for all of us. You see, she is playing Veronaville. She let all those teens age up at the same time, go to college, and fall in love. Each couple had a minimum of four children.
She was not looking forward to housing all of us, and was very afraid that Veronaville could not absorb us. She threatened to turn a bunch of us into townies (!) or let a satellite fall on us. She even downloaded the 'real sickness' hack from MATY, although she couldn't bring herself to install it.
So it is with sincere gratitude and weeping relief that we write to thank you. It is unbelievable that not only will we have beautiful little houses, but will be living at the seaside in Sand Simolean Point!
Again, thank you for your hard work. You have inspired our creator to show mercy!

Bianca Monty's children: Veronica, Phoebe, Brandon, Bridget, Deirdre, and Carolyn
Test Subject
#41 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 3:38 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful houses. They're so useful for those just-starting-out sims! =D
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 12:55 AM
I was able to find the 21-25 on the other page, Thanks
Field Researcher
#43 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 4:38 PM
Thank you for sharing! Very cute and affordable homes for our new families or Sims who have just graduated from Uni
Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Aug 2015 at 5:42 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 20th Mar 2017 at 8:26 PM
Cute affordable starter houses are always welcome in my downloads folder.
Test Subject
#46 Old 28th May 2017 at 5:05 PM
Thank you, lovely homes for my sims new community. I appreciate your work. :-)
Test Subject
#47 Old 27th Feb 2019 at 7:19 PM
These are just what I was looking for. Thank you!
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