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This is a sequel to my Tiny Starter Houses upload. People found it useful, so I decided to share more.
Like previous pack, this is also a group of 1x1 starter lots designed for single sims (and/or couples). Houses are inspired by architectural styles found around the world and are also convenient as small cheap vacation homes. I used Pescado's Magic Wand to lower the price of the lots. 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.
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 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, copies of all lots have been playtested and every functional object should be accessible and usable. I playtested with single Sims. Have in mind that I always use a lot of cheats and off-grid placements, so certain objects may not function upon moving. I'm sorry, but I didn't provide unfurnished versions this time. I always build for personal use, and I just didn't need to save unfurnished versions this time.
Since the houses are so tiny, and I have lots of them, I decided to replace catalog thumbnails in SimPe, so I could have better preview of the lots and easily differentiate them.
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.
1) Tiny Mountain Starter House (Cabin)
Lot Price: §19,994
Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); 1 bathroom; kitchen; living room with a fireplace; porch dining area; study and flower workshop; basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, bookcase); at least 4 skilling objects; custom catalog thumbnail
2) Tiny Japanese Starter House (Pagoda)
Lot Price: §19,984
Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); 1 bathroom; kitchen; living room; tea table; punching bag; all basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, TV, bookcase); at least 5 skilling objects; custom catalog thumbnail
3) Tiny Chinese Starter House
Lot Price: §19,992
Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); 1 bathroom; living room with a study, dining area and kitchen; mahjong table; basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, bookcase); at least 3 skilling objects; custom catalog thumbnail
4) Tiny Moroccan Starter House
Lot Price: §19,998
Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); 1 bathroom; large room with a kitchen, dining area and living area; basic fixtures and furniture (including smoke alarm, phone, computer, bookcase); at least 4 skilling objects; custom catalog thumbnail
5) Tiny Tropical Starter House - Beach Shack
Lot Price: §19,801
Features: 1 bedroom (double bed); 1 bathroom; large outdoor kitchen with a barbecue grill and a dining area; bar with a juicer and buyable fruit; hammock; basic fixtures and furniture (including fire sprinkler, phone, computer); at least 4 skilling objects; custom catalog thumbnail
6) Tiny Tropical Starter House - Jungle Hut
Lot Price: §19,919
Features: 1 large room with a double bed, kitchen and dinning area; very small bathroom; basic fixtures and furniture (including fire sprinkler, phone, bookcase); lush tropical flora; porch with living area and high environment fulfilment; at least 3 skilling objects; custom catalog thumbnail
Lot Size: 1x1 Lot Price (furnished): §19,801 - §19,998
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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.
Is there a way to see the true values? I'm not familiar with the wand.
I don't know. Maybe someone with more experience and SimPE knowledge can dig that out. I use the Wand while building, I don't wait till the end to be able to see the real price. 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). If I want to lower the price even more, I use ConvertiWall (replace regular walls with cheaper ones (like foundation walls); I do it only when it's convenient, like with dummy levels e.g.).
I like my Sims to have a nice, interesting, detailed house as soon as possible, best - right now. Sure, motherlode is a thing, but I also like my bills to be nice and low when Sim starts a new life. So I connect them with the best real estate agent in the sim world, who always has some cheap homes: small and second-hand, but well kept. Cheaty? Sure. But I don't mind; living in bland, partially furnished starter houses was always unsatisfying, so this mod was a life saver for me. If I want to reward a Sim for their hard work, I will buy them a proper bigger house. Meanwhile, these tiny ones will do.
I love this concept sooo much and you did SUCH a good job with each individual small home lot for each theme and the bonus Moroccan theme is amazing! My favorite is the pagoda-like multi floor Takemizu-style home. You have a great use of space and command of the maxis objects to make compelling homes <3
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