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Newbie Road 135-146 -- Twelve Budget Starters

by plasticbox Posted 25th Jul 2008 at 1:23 AM - Updated 3rd Sep 2009 at 5:53 PM by plasticbox
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All of these lots require Seasons.


Twelve super-cheap, super-tiny starters that cost between 6.000§ and 12.000§. All of them sleep at least two sims (sometimes more) and come with the usual basic equipment, except for fire/burglar alarms (only the less dirt cheap ones have those).

Lot sizes are between 1x1 and 2x2, some lots have room for a driveway, all but one have a garden (or rather, some empty space that can be turned into one). Most of them have *some* sort of minimal landscaping already, but with less than half of the normal budget please don't expect very much.

They're all very sparsely furnished, needless to say -- some lots have an extra or two, like a TV or a dresser, but other than that it doesn't go beyond the basics.

The lots are not deprecated -- all of them are unplayed --, so you don't need to fear appliance breakage and you can swap out objects without making a loss.

Minimum equipment:
Included in all lots

- double bed
- fridge, kitchen counter; trash can
- dining table (or kitchen island) and something to sit on
- bookcase
- bathroom with shower or tub; toilet; kitchen sink
- phone; lights in all furnished rooms

None of the kitchens have stoves, but there's room for one in all of them.

Attached here is an all-in-one zip that contains all 12 lots; see the posts below for individual downloads with pics and info.

Newbie Road 135 -- Under 6.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 136 -- Under 7.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 137 -- Under 7.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 138 -- Under 8.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 139 -- Under 8.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 140 -- Under 9.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 141 -- Under 9.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 142 -- Under 10.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 143 -- Under 10.000§, 2BR 2BA
Newbie Road 144 -- Under 10.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 145 -- Under 11.000§, 2BR 2BA
Newbie Road 146 -- Under 12.000§, 2BR 1BA

Custom content:
Craftmeister double bed by myself used in all lots, one or two wallpapers by HolySimoly in most of them.

Not included:
The roof recolours on some of the screenshots are by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

All lots except the 2x2 one are built on aelflaed's Sunnyside Mini Lots. Thank you!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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 Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 7.44 MB · Downloads: 10,699 · 25th Jul 2008
7.44 MB 10,699 25th Jul 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#26 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 5:47 PM
Oooh, another idea! These would make great college student rental homes! In my neighborhood, we have lots of little houses that get rented to students.

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Lab Assistant
#27 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 6:12 PM
Amazing fantastic work as always! Thank you for the giant zip also
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 10:30 PM
I think all of them are great. each in its own right. :D
Wiki Wizard
#29 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 11:47 AM
great effort, well done

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Test Subject
#30 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 9:53 AM
hey thank you very much for all of those cute little starters, perfect indeed to set up a new neighborhood !
Very cool, as always :D

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Test Subject
#31 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 3:58 PM
These are great; just what I was looking for!
Field Researcher
#32 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 8:21 PM
These are so cute, and useful. With a smaller house simmies will have the opportunity to build skills before entering the workforce. Thank you so much for building these.

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Field Researcher
#33 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 8:13 PM
Awesome! Such lovely houses and so cheap! Great job! I love them. Very usefull. I don't take request. I have 2 children and few freetime. Use my creations as you wish. You don't have to ask.
Test Subject
#34 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 10:03 PM
Adorable but not tacky at all. I love these houses!!!

CatofEvilGenius, GREAT idea about using these as "off-campus" housing for Uni students!

Quick, and probably stupid question: Do I need to also download the Sunnyside mini lots for these to work in my game?

I'm so excited to put these in my game! Thanks! ~MrsLazlo
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Original Poster
#35 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:53 PM
Originally Posted by mrslazlo
Do I need to also download the Sunnyside mini lots for these to work in my game?

No, you don't. The link is just for information =)

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Test Subject
#36 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 2:16 PM
You know i LOVED ALL of those houses you made. The houses were soooo cute!
I DOWNLODED THEM ALL!!! Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 15th Aug 2008 at 7:23 PM
If there was a 'Super thanks' button I'd totally click it for you!!

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Test Subject
#38 Old 25th Aug 2008 at 11:55 AM
nice. I really like the red one.
Plasticbox, please tell me how did you do these roofs? I mean, how to make roofs of different angles in one house? I heard it's possible in 4 seasons - I have it and still can't make it.
Will you help me? Pleeeeeaaaase...
Test Subject
#39 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 4:21 AM
Nice starters, I've always fancied my Sims staying in these rather than gargantuan estates^^
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#40 Old 27th Sep 2008 at 3:40 AM
Test Subject
#41 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 2:10 AM
Wow, These are awesome!!! I have been looking around everywhere for some nice but cheap houses like these for my new neighbourhood. Truly fabulous and they're in zip files!!! Its all good, thanks Plastcbox!
Test Subject
#42 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 12:37 PM
Great starter homes, thank you for sharing.
#43 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 10:30 AM
Very country, I must say. Thank you so much for these! Your style is clean and refreshing, yet not too modern or "old" at the same time.
#44 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 5:09 AM
I love these! They're perfect for Uni.
Test Subject
#45 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 12:14 PM
have been playing sims 2 for about a year. used to pull my hair out trying to put a window in a basement - 8 tiles high basement- just would not go - what with the lattice foundation .... read a post somewhere about levelling the floor outside to basement level & it will work ... yup that sorted it ... i think it was plasticbox who posted it ! great work plasticbox ... nice set of starter homes ... just what i was looking for in one of my vacation hoods TY plasticox for the dedication & time . yup maybe not correct post in correct section but respect where it is due ( was unable to find solution to my basement window problem post again) typical
Test Subject
#46 Old 4th Jun 2011 at 2:25 PM
You're a star,plasticbox!Thank you so much for posting!
Test Subject
#47 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:03 AM
thank you
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