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TS3 3×5 Tiny House!

So I’ve been watching a lot of tiny house TV shows lately. I don’t know if they’re something I could live in full time, though I think it’d be cool to take an extended vacation in one, if nothing else. I love the architecture of many of them. I decided to see if I could build a truly tiny house on the Sims.


Inside, the house ended up being just 3×5 squares big. It has a (top only bunk) bed in lieu of a loft, a seating area, two tvs (one to watch from bed, one to watch from the rest of the house), a desk/table for working or eating, a stove, sink, mini fridge, and a little counter space. It also has a wood burning stove since I have seasons and it gets cold.. plus it just looks nice.  There’s tons of shelving and storage and it’s nice and cozy.

Outside, there is an outhouse made out of the all in one bathroom since there wasn’t really room for one in the small space. Maybe if I’d thought about making the trailer a little longer. There’s an egg chair and a hammock hanging from trees for plenty of outdoor relaxing as well as a bbq grill. The house is parked near a sloping hill with a beautiful view of the sunset/sunrise.. I forget which.

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Notes:

Most CC can be found on my Used CC resource page, but if I didn’t list something, you can ask and eventually I’ll see and answer it! 🙂 If you get impatient, having a little google fu skill can help you, as well.

You should see it in build mode. It’s a forest of OMSP stalks.

I am super proud of this one. It took a while to get it just right.

To get my size, I started with the boat trailer from IP (though I enlarged it a little with the OMSP enlarger) as a size guide. For the outside shots, the boat trailer is in place (at least most of the time) so that the wheels are visible. For the inside shots, since I enlarged it, it was a little too tall and poked through the floor so I put it in family inventory for times when outside shots weren’t being taken.

Things I wish I’d change if I built another:

I’d like to add columns or something to support the roof over the little porch or just do away with that roof since it looks weird from the side.

I’d make the house longer with some sort of space to put in a water closet. Maybe elongate it by 3 squares, then move everything toward the back of the trailer/front of the house, use that first row of squares for the WC and turn the bed/desk so there’s a walkway past them to put a door to the wc. If I used the all-in-one, i could just put a divider wall and wouldn’t really need a door, then.

I’d maybe not put the fridge next to the woodburning stove. There wasn’t anywhere else for it here, though.

I’d try to add a full size couch or chair of some sort. Those stools are cute but don’t look very comfy for lounging.

I should build it on a very small flat lot so it can be put anywhere. As it is, this lot’s a decent size (It covers at least half of that sloping hill and goes from right next to the hammock trees to right next to the outhouse.) It’s currently parked between my Black and White house and an Eco Cafe I haven’t yet posted.

A friend pointed out that the green material on the outside of the house looks like plywood. I think I meant it to be stucco. Would look better as siding in that same color, I think. More detail, less plywood.

This build’s inhabited by a single YA female and her adorable scottish fold kitty.

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Pinteresting

Basically this is just a few things I liked from pinterest shoved into one house. I don’t have a good name for it either, obviously. I made a sim but don’t remember her name.

House Information & Description:
This little plain jane house is in a neighborhood of similarly dressed plain jane houses. With new soft and hard scaping and a completely new and updated interior, iEven though it’s quite cozy, there’s still plenty of room in and out for lots of visiting friends, plus it’s much prettier.

  • Location: ?×? lot on uncharted island Beryl Shoals in Isla Paradisio.
  • Parking:  2 vehicle (1 in garage, 1 out), 1 bike
  • Views are of the surrounding neighborhood and equally externally ugly houses.
  • Preview pics are in the folder with the rest of the photos.
  • Outside of this little abode, there’s a new covered stoop area where previously there was just a flat wall with a door. The hedges have been slightly altered and several rose bushes have been added, along with awnings on both sets of side windows. Around back, where previously there was just a big open space without even a back door, there is now a big entertaining space with a ground level brick patio for hanging out and for sunbathing, and a slightly raised deck with foliage covered pergola for dining and grilling. Even with all that and the added art studio, there’s still plenty of green space. Hedges have been added to block off the view of the back neighbor’s yard.
  • Inside the overall theme is white, pastel pink, navy blue, and gold accents. To the right of the front door is the kitchen with gold stove hood, open shelving, and a small round dining table. Past the kitchen is the garage with laundry, a work bench, and a door to the back yard. To the left of the front door is the living space with a cool navy fireplace (the texture of which is like the walls in this room, though its hard to tell from the screenshots) and a neat coffee table. There’s also a hallway to the backyard. To the left of the hallway is a full bath and to the right is a bedroom with retro furniture and a pink ceiling.
  • Out back is a separate artist’s studio with comfy furniture, plenty of storage, and a glass roof. It has its own AC.

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Status Update

So I have the Sims 4 now.. and Sims 3 is agonizingly slow. It takes around 30 minutes to load a neighborhood. I think I have too many expansions/too much CC installed. I can’t seem to get the energy to bother trying to pare things down, especially since that would mess up nearly every build. Anyway, I’m going to continue to post the cool ones I have shots of, though some info may be missing, not that that matters, really but I’m usually nothing if not thorough. Coming up are a Pinterest inspired house, a hair salon/house combo, and a tiny house, of which I’m the most excited. It’s awesome!

Beryl Shoals Now Downloadable!

Kaitlyn asked for this one to be downloadable a while back, but things have been hectic around here and there’s been very little down time to do anything fun. Sorry for the wait and any hiccups there may be. There’s not a ton of CC for this one aside from store/expansion stuff. Everything I could remember is listed along with some little detail about it so you can decide whether you really need it. I’m sure I’ve probably forgotten some. Remember that Beryl Shoals is an uncharted island, and as such has to be discovered.

Hope this works. I’ve never done this before, so bear with me.

MediaFire DOWNLOAD [No Family] (Fixed front steps.)
MediaFire DOWNLOAD [With Family] (Coming soon.)

Used CC (that I could remember) listed below.

User CC:
Awesims: [Sim Next Door Set] Chevron Armchair (Living room chairs; couch pattern.)
Awesims: [Sim Next Door Set] Phyre Tapestry (In massage room.)
SeeMyu: DIY Curtains, Blinds, and Shutters (Bedroom/living room arches. Meh.)
Gosik: Antique Apothecary Cabinets (In the living room under the window; by the stairs.)
Lhawk07: Longer Shade for Curtains, Narrow Swag, Shiftables (Longer rolled shade on various windows.)
Sionelle: More Recolorable Modern Carpets (In bedrooms.)
The Merrye Makers: Medieval Fireplaces (Campfire on the beach.)

Store CC:
MISCELLANEOUS:
Quaint Cottage:
Warbling Wind Chime (Nonvital. It’s just hanging out in the dock house. I use this too much.)
Pedro Estate Arch (Pretty vital. All the arches in the buildings.)
– Fisherman’s Floor Lantern (Nonvital. In livingroom?)
Grandpas Grove
– Snug Rug (Part of the  set. Master bedroom rug. Easy to replace.)

SUNLIT TIDES [Gold]
– Decorative Fruit (In the kitchen.)
– Leaning palm tree. Possibly various tropical plants.
– Tropical Hot Tub (You could use a different hot tub where it is.)
– Sunny Days Lounge Chair (Interchangeable with something similar.)
Infinite Zen Massage Table (Massage room. You could convert this to a hobby room if you don’t have it. Purchasable on its own.)

MONTE VISTA
– Wood Fire Oven (Replaceable with a regular stove.)

AMBITIONS
– Drafting Desk
– Otto Table 2.0 (Under tapestry in massage room.)
– Sculpting Station (Hobby house.)
– Beds, Living room couch, Dressers, Tables.
– Drapes of Wrath (Living room/dining curtains.)

SEASONS
– Summer Meat Master (Grill, swappable with something else.)
– Island Canopy (Over the grill.)
– Dining Chairs
– Various nonvital decor.

SUPERNATURAL
– Toilets and sinks
– Bedroom wardrobe

GENERATIONS
– Frosty the Fridge (Easily replaceable.)

WORLD ADVENTURES
– Lighting (Kinda vital. Some ceiling and walkway lights.)
– Palm Tree Wallpaper (Bedrooms; massage room.)
– Alexia Full of Hair Statues (Massage room.)
– Antique Drapes (Curtains in hobby house.)
– Pedestals (In massage room. Easily replacable.)
– Egyptian Chair (Nonvital decor. In the dining area nook.)
– Various decor: Cart of Goods, Fruit baskets, Barrels, A few paintings, House plants.

PETS
– Leather Bound Mirror (In teen’s room.)
– Bathtubs.

Coates

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House Information & Description:
This large mansion is home to the Coates family, affluent islanders ready to party.

  • Price: $? furnished / $? unfurnished (will fill in later)
  • Address: 15 Dolphin Lane
  • Size: 60×60
  • Rooms: 4 bed, 5 full/2 half bath, cinema, game room, formal dining, office, gym, laundry
  • Parking: 4 car garage, tons of parking in driveway.
  • Views out the windows show the landscaped yards, the ocean in the distance, and the surrounding neighborhood and hills.
  • On the first floor there’s a big foyer with ceiling leading to third floor. On the right are a therapist’s home office with waiting room and half. Straight ahead is the formal living room. To the left is the large kitchen with breakfast nook and sitting area. It has a hallway down to the in-house cinema room and is adjacent to the enclosed formal dining room.
  • On the second floor is a long hallway and an opening to downstairs. Looking at the stairs, to the left is the home gym. To the right is a long hallway with the two boys, Benny’s and Chase’s suites, which contain a small foyer, bedroom and full bath. Further is a small library and a tiny closet. Next is Yasmin’s suite with foyer, bedroom, full bath, and dressing room. At the end of the hall is the kid’s game room.
  • On the third floor is a hallway area with an opening to downstairs. The first door is to Loren and Joanne’s master suite with dressing room, full bath, and bedroom with seating areas in it. The second door is to the laundry room.
  • Inside the garage there’s space for 4 cars. The garage also houses the pool house, a two story section of the garage containing a foosball table downstairs and a sitting area and massage table upstairs.
  • Outside there is a big circle drive out front leading to the 3 car garage. In back, there’s a good sized yard, a fountain, a gigantic party area with huge pool (with its own island), an in-pool bar, a firepit, a big covered outdoor kitchen, lounge area, and outdoor living room w/ fireplace. There’s also a big pen for two dogs.
  • Loren: A/M, father, ceo somewhere
  • Joanne: A/F, mother, therapist (no real profession just pretending)
  • Yasmin: YA/F, child of both, spoiled elder kid of the family
  • Benny: YA/M, child of both, high achiever and student
  • Chase: YA/M, child of both, rebellious slacker

Notes:

  • This house is built completely from scratch. It was hard work but fun and I’m really pleased with it.
  • This house makes my already bogged down game run SO SLOW or I would probably have a gigantic party back here and lock all the doors so everyone had to enjoy the huge backyard.
  • If I do that, I should put a bathroom in the first floor of the pool house. I should do that anyway for convenience. No one wants to run through nearly the entire first floor and most of the second floor of an air conditioned house dripping with pool water to change or pee.
  • This house has a lot of little closets where odd spots ended up from building from the outside in. I should probably make one in the sharp corner between the dining room and breakfast nook.
  • The things on either side of the media center in the cinema are a fridge and a cabinet for snacks. The bookshelf is pretending to be a DVD shelf.
  • I love building multi-story openings but they’re a pain to photograph. I’m also not sure why the second story foyer windows decided halfway through that they didn’t want to display properly anymore.
  • I didn’t mean for Yasmin’s suite to be so much bigger than the boy’s but since it is I decided she’s just spoiled. Maybe she’s actually the oldest.
  • This family had a collie named Carpenter but because I accidentally walked away with autonomy off, I came back to everyone red and Carpenter taken away. 😦 I couldn’t readopt him for a while so I was going to cheat and take him in on another family then transfer him back to the Coates..es.. but I felt like the nice old couple I put him with would appreciate him more, probably.

CC Master List Update

Updating my master list of CC soon to include pretty much everything. Mostly doing this so if my HD ever goes kaput again it’ll be easier to re-find everything.* Super organization girl- GO!

*I may put it all on a cloud service somewhere too so I don’t have to redownload/reorganize but that won’t be available as it wouldn’t be fair to the creators.

Uncharted Island: Beryl Shoals

Now downloadable!

House Information & Description:
This ornate home sits on its own private island complete with boat house, separate guest and goods loading docks, a hobby/party house and private beach.

  • Location: 64×64 lot on uncharted island Beryl Shoals in Isla Paradisio.
  • Parking:  7 aquatic, 3 bike/moped racks?
  • Before Construction photo is here. Link is from here, I never think to take befores.
  • Views are of the surrounding islands and ocean.
  • Outside the home there is a covered dock for the residents with space for a boat and 2 smaller water craft. The walkway from it leads to the home. In front of the home, along a slightly winding paver pathway bordered by a small expanse of grass and a private beach, there is a dock for guests to park (as well as a ramp for visitors*), a bbq area, a dock for goods to be dropped off (and large art pieces to be picked up), and a separate hobby house with a hot tub out back of it.
  • Main house, floor one is open concept. Once in the large and ornate front door, to the right is a living area and to the left are the kitchen and dining space. There is also a guest bath next to the living area. Floor two consists of a small landing area with the primary residents suite to the right (as you’re exiting the stairs and facing the doors) and their child’s suite to the left. Both have their own separate bath with separate water closets and the main suite features a small balcony with arches. Floor three is a relaxation room with a massage table and stereo. Yoga can be done here if the weather is bad. It also features a small balcony with arches.**
  • Hobby house, floor one is a spacious party room with tons of seating, a radio and a beverage machine. Out the back door and down a path is a secluded hot spring. (hot tub) Floor two has a small landing with doors leading to the bathroom and to the art area which contains easels, a sculpting station and a drafting desk.

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Moroccan Style Barge; Tiglear (Wicked)

This is an unfinished home and will remain that way.

House Description:

  • Location: 17×22 barge in Isla Paradisio (currently at Port Picturesque)
  • Rooms: 6 bed, 5 bath / Parking: 0 (this is a boat, yo.)
  • Sims: 8 sims (all adult/female)
  • Views out the windows of this home include the beaches and surrounding sea.
  • Floor one begins with a small front porch and double doors, which open to a hallway and a courtyard with a fire pit. Around the court yard are a living room with bar, a small tv room with couches, a gaming room, closet, the wheelhouse, a large dining room and good sized kitchen.
  • Floor two is all bedrooms. Each sim has their own bedroom and a few have their own bath, though most share. There’s also a sauna next to the stairs.
  • The hold contains a small workout area, a soccer area, and windsurfing supplies.



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Moon Elves (Slightly Throwback Thursday)

I’ll probably backdate this after a few days.

House Information & Description:
This little cottage perched on a hill has a perfect view of the sky for these purple people.

  • Location: Unknown sized lot on Sierra Tango St. in Sunset Valley.
  • Parking: 2 vehicle
  • Views are of the sky, the town and the surrounding hillside.
  • Floor one opens to a living space which leads into a tiny kitchen/dining room off of which are the garage and downstairs bath.
  • Floor two has a landing with desk and sitting area. There’s two bedrooms, one slightly larger than the other and a jack and jill bath between them.
  • Outside is a long driveway up to the house, a little patio, a small pool, and a fenced in back yard with fairy globe lights everywhere. The rear exterior of the home is covered in ivy.


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Notes:

  • Built from scratch. I used to really like building on hills.
  • These aren’t truly supernatural sims. Genetically they’re just human. I really like their slightly lilac-skinned, moonkissed look, though. I no longer have them but have considered remaking them. Maybe in Moonlight Falls.