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Picked upload! Tiny Starter Houses (5+1 Lots | 1x1 | Different Styles | Under §20,000 | No CC)

by MystAngel Posted 13th Mar 2019 at 2:47 AM - Updated 4th Nov 2020 at 12:19 AM by MystAngel
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is a group of different 1x1 starter lots designed for single sims (and/or couples). It is uploaded by request, but I built each one of the houses for personal use. I challenged myself to make them, because nice starters under $20,000 were really lacking in my game. I hope this pack will be useful for some of you guys too.

I always wanna play in a detailed, carefully decorated house, even at the very beginning. I also like variety, not starring at the same cheep furniture with bland layout every time my new sim starts a life. Until he/she earns enough money to buy a nicer house, my own environment bar is dangerously low . So this time I used Pescado's Magic Wand to lower the price of the lots. Basically, what this mod does is to depreciate the house straight from build/buy mode. Aging of the lot is faked, so you could purchase a cheap but still nice and fully decorated house, without sims previously living in it (and leaving their references to corrupt the lot for future uses). Budget for a starter house is very tight and it is really hard to decorate it while avoiding the same furniture. This mod allowed me to try different architectural styles and playstyles, because I could use even expensive objects and make the most of build/buy items before reaching $20,000. Some of you may find this way too cheaty, but I personally don't mind my sims starting their life in a decent "second hand" home.

These houses are tiny, cramped, cluttered, with sometimes usable space being sacrificed in favor of décor and structure complexity, so they are not meant for sims who regularly throw big parties and have a bunch of guests. I did not test such scenario, but I'd expect it to cause routing issues. That being said, all lots are playtested and every functional object should be accessible and usable. Have in mind that I always use a lot of cheats and off grid placements, so certain objects may not function upon moving. For those who would like to furnish the houses themselves, I also included the unfurnished versions.

All lots are CC free. Gameplay objects not available in build/buy mode, are made buyable via mods.You don't need to have any of those mods installed for the objects to function. I tested each lot in vanilla game and everything works just fine.

There are many, many pictures, so if you are interested in only one specific lot and don't want to watch the entire slide show, use Open thumbnail gallery button and scroll down the pictures to the desired house.




1) Tiny Modern Starter House
  • Lot Price (furnished): §19,998
  • Lot Price (unfurnished): §15,558
- Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); 1 bathroom; all basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, burglar alarm, phone, computer,TV, music); at least five skilling objects, modern / contemporary design and decorations
- Plumbing, appliances and some electronics are replaced after depreciation, so they won't break easily (the house functions as it looks like - new and modern)
- Playtested with two sims (a couple)



2) Tiny Victorian Starter House (beige-white / light pastel)
  • Lot Price (furnished): §19,981
  • Lot Price (unfurnished) : §13,693
- Features: 1 bedroom (single bed); 1 bathroom; all basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, TV); at least four skilling objects, a dog house, victorian / vintage / colonial style design and décor (exterior: beige-white, interior: light pastel colors with white and a little bit of light wood)
- Playtested with a single sim and his dog (the dog has all necessities and can use all pet objects, but unfortunately, the backyard is too small for the dog to run around and play freely; I felt sad watching the dog living in such a small space)



3) Tiny Victorian Starter House (grey-white / dark wood)
  • Lot Price (furnished): §20,000
  • Lot Price (unfurnished): §13,025
- Features: 1 bedroom (single bed); 1 bathroom; all basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, TV); at least five skilling objects, a dog house, victorian / vintage/ colonial style design and décor (exterior: grey-white, interior: dark wood with bordeaux and pops of gold)
- Playtested with a single sim (didn't get a dog this time, I guess it would be the same as above)



4) Tiny Spooky Starter - Mausoleum
  • Lot Price (furnished): §19,999
  • Lot Price (unfurnished): §14,550
- Features: 1 bedroom (double bed + vampire coffin); 1 bathroom; most basic fixtures and furniture (including phone, computer, TV; no smoke alarm); at least four skilling objects, a coffin, Resurrect-O-Nomitron, spooky / supernatural / gothic style design and décor
- Playtested with two sims



5) Tiny Country Starter House
  • Lot Price (furnished): §19,997
  • Lot Price (unfurnished): §9,417
- Features: 1 large bedroom (double bed) + small nursery; 1 bathroom; all basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, TV...); at least four skilling objects, small garden, country / farmhouse design and plenty of decorations
- Playtested with a couple and their baby (baby aged to toddler, no issues)



6) Tiny Medieval Starter House
  • Lot Price (furnished): §19,996
  • Lot Price (unfurnished): §11,890
- Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); medieval styled bath area; outhouse; fireplace; some basic fixtures and furniture (it has a phone, but doesn't have a smoke alarm, computer, TV, or anything that would feel out of place and make the style too inconsistent); has at least five skilling objects, an axe throwing station, fantasy medieval / Tudor design and decorations
- Playtested with a single sim



As always, sorry for possible grammar/spelling/stylistic/linguistic mistakes (or is it errors? ).

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price (furnished): §9,417 - §20,000

Additional Credits:
- Made with The Sims 2 and all it's expansion packs & stuff packs
- Scanned with Sims2Pack Clean Installer
- Lot shrunk with LotAdjuster 3.6
- Magic Wand (depreciation tool) by Pescado
- Turn On/Off All Lights by Mootilda
- No More Red Lines by Leefish
- Buyable Game objects by HugeLunatic
- Buyable Aspiration & Career Rewards by Sophie-David
- Buyable Mr Humbles Computer by crazyfrogsmum
- Crafted Objects and Fish in Buy Mode by Ponderosa

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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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Tiny Medieval Starter House - unfurnished.rar

Size: 538.7 KB · Downloads: 582 · 13th Mar 2019
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Tiny Medieval Starter House - furnished.rar

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Tiny Country Starter House - unfurnished.rar

Size: 472.5 KB · Downloads: 556 · 13th Mar 2019
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Tiny Country Starter House - furnished.rar

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Tiny Spooky Starter - Mausoleum (unfurnished).rar

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Tiny Spooky Starter - Mausoleum (furnished).rar

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Tiny Victorian Starter House (grey-white; dark wood) - unfurnished.rar

Size: 541.3 KB · Downloads: 547 · 13th Mar 2019
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Tiny Victorian Starter House (grey-white; dark wood) - furnished.rar

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Tiny Victorian Starter House (beige-white; light pastel) - unfurnished.rar

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Tiny Victorian Starter House (beige-white; light pastel) - furnished.rar

Size: 539.1 KB · Downloads: 1,485 · 13th Mar 2019
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Tiny Modern Starter House - unfurnished.rar

Size: 401.8 KB · Downloads: 598 · 13th Mar 2019
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Tiny Modern Starter House - furnished.rar

Size: 459.4 KB · Downloads: 1,643 · 13th Mar 2019
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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
Original Poster
#26 Old 8th Jul 2020 at 7:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Boosterbear
Love these homes! But I'm trying to remodel the Medieval one for personal use, and I just have to ask - What in the world is the material under the roof, over the well? It's also along the side of the house. I just can't seem to remove it, to plant a garden in the space by the house!


@Boosterbear

The thing you're talking about, sounds like wooden archway that can be found in catalog among the fences. It is the last item in that category (named Linking Logs Trellis Archway). Click on that icon in catalog. Then, hold down control (Ctrl) button, point your mouse over the archway/fence you want to delete. Hold down your mouse and drag along the path of the same wooden archway you want to delete. That is how I do it. Hope it helps. And I'm glad you like and use the houses.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#27 Old 8th Jul 2020 at 10:37 PM
Bless you, thanks so much for clearing it up!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#28 Old 1st Oct 2020 at 11:42 PM Last edited by CHESTERS MILL : 1st Oct 2020 at 11:50 PM. Reason: just tried to open the files but couldn't
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and thank you! A thank you for each house I downloaded
They look fantastic :0) but the files are damaged or empty as they won't open for me :0(
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#29 Old 2nd Nov 2020 at 11:22 PM
@CHESTERS MILL

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience. I don't have an idea what is the problem or how to fix it. Files open for me just fine. I will attach the houses here, using 7-Zip. Try and tell me if that works (I used WinRAR in the upload, so maybe changing the file archiver can solve the issue some people are having).
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: 7z Tiny Starter Houses.7z (3.19 MB, 9 downloads)
Test Subject
#30 Old 11th Nov 2020 at 12:32 AM
Those tiny mausoleum reminds me a cathedral from 'Pathologic' so much! Is this any possible connection?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#31 Old 11th Nov 2020 at 8:43 PM
It has some resemblance now that you mention it, but no. My inspiration were real life gothic / gothic revival mausoleums. Like this one:
Screenshots
Mad Poster
#32 Old 18th Nov 2020 at 3:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MystAngel
It has some resemblance now that you mention it, but no. My inspiration were real life gothic / gothic revival mausoleums. Like this one:


Haha, I guess this is just further proof that we're taking inspiration from similar sources! Take a look at the biggest, central crypt in my cemetery lot and see if anything looks familiar!

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Test Subject
#33 Old 27th Nov 2020 at 8:34 PM
Absolutely love your tiny houses, especially your Tiny Spooky Starter - Mausoleum. But looking at it I was getting vibes of a small church somewhere in a rural town. So I turned it into a tiny Chapel of Light where my sims can get married.
Screenshots
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#34 Old 5th Dec 2020 at 10:04 AM
I've been playing the Tiny Modern Starter and it's just wonderful, you've managed to get so many useful things into such a small, yet uncluttered, living space - I'm in awe of your skill. And it all looks so good too! It really gives me a sense of somewhere I'd want to live myself. Thanks so much for sharing your work, it's really appreciated and I'm looking forward to exploring all the others.
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