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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:

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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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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.

Elphaba Thropp & Killyjoy

House Description:
A secluded little cabin for Elphaba Thropp and Killyjoy from Gregory Macguire’s Wicked.

  • Location: 30×30 lot at 52 Bristlecone Way in Hidden Springs
  • Parking: 1 broom stand
  • Views are of the surrounding trees. Many were added so that the neighbors were barely visible.
  • Inside the home is an open kitchen/living/dining area, a bedroom with a full bath, and a secret stairwell behind a bookcase leading downstairs.
  • The Basement has many hobby rooms and laundry.
  • Outside is a yard, space for gardening, beehives, a firepit, and a clothes line.

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Notes:

  • Built from scratch.
  • The secret stairwell was much less obvious from the bedroom before, since it was just a long corridor, but I somehow managed to link the bottom step of the foundation/ground stairs with the top step of the ground/basement floor stairs.. and even though it looked like it should work, it was unusable without a tile between them. However, even deleting walls, floors, roof, rejiggering basement walls, it wouldn’t let me place the stairs anywhere but where they already were. I tried different configurations but sims have to enter from a certain side of the sliding bookcase door, so that limits layout.
  • I started out a while ago making a bunch of characters (Glinda/Galinda, Fiyero, his wife and all her sisters, Elphaba, her siblings and father, and the wizard) from Wicked then it all came to a grinding halt as I tried to figure out how to make Fiyero’s tattoos. I thought I had it several times but ended up not having it quite right. Now I have an addon that adds more tattoo locations, one of which is a ‘whole body’ tat which in theory would work but I just can’t bring myself to bother right now.

Uncharged Island: Plunder Cove

House Information & Description:
This quaint little home has modern styling with more traditional furnishings.

  • Location: 64×64 lot on uncharted island Plunder Cove in Isla Paradisio.
  • Parking:  4 aquatic
  • Before Construction photo is here. Link is from here, I never think to take befores.
  • Views are of the surrounding islands and ocean.
  • Outside starts with a covered dock which has the mailbox, a sign that (I pretend) has the island name on it, space for a boat and 2 ski doos. It has a picnic table, bbq grill, and also a branch with space for lounge chairs. Down the path to the right (what I consider the back way of going to the house) is the water house with facilities and past that, an outdoor shower before arriving at the house. Down the path to the left of the dock is a private beach with a table and chairs. Past that and down small side paths are a hot tub and an observation/lounge area on top of the hill. Going down the path, if you ignore this smaller hill path, is the house and a fourth spot for a watercraft. This is where guests would probably park.
  • Inside the home is a nice living/dining room in a calming blue and wicker theme, a small half galley kitchen, a fairly girly bedroom and a small office.  The bedroom and livingroom have garage doors that fully open to let in the sea air. Inside the building down the path are the facilities and a washer.




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Notes:

  • Built from scratch.
  • There isn’t currently a family in this home.
  • This one started out with the house built right next to the beach area with a bright copper/orange roof then I realised how much of a giant eyesore it was to the Phyre Moon Beach Cottage and Hecker IP… so I moved it back and made the roof that pretty dark green color. Layout stayed the same.
  • This house is pretty small and I could’ve made the office into a bathroom, I suppose. It originally was a dressing room with only a connection to the bedroom. I think I need to replace the door going into the bedroom with the 1 tile version of the 2 tile door from the living to the bed room.
  • I like the outdoor shower but I could see it being inconvenient some days. There’s room.. I should move it into the water house with the toilet and laundry.. maybe move the whole house over to where the outdoor shower currently is and reclaim the current water house spot for a lounge area or..something. I don’t know.

 

Fairies In A Tree

Edit: Just realised I had the rear of the house photo twice instead of front and back and that I forgot to set the folder to Public. Fixed. Uploaded a few more photos.


There’s a treehouse in Moonlight falls so I thought I’d try my hand at it.

House Information:
40 x 40 lot at 163 Wood St.
3 bicycle parking spaces.
2 fairy humans.
1 fox, 1 wolf, 1 racoon (big/big/small dogs)

House Description:
This little treehouse is nestled into some leafy greens, surrounded by flowers and across the street from a fairy arboretum.

  • Views are of the lush (albeit very small) surrounding forest of plants and trees.
  • Floor one is accessed from a spiral staircase. It opens into the living/sitting room. On one end of the house is a tv room and a laundry room with stairs leading up. The other side of the house contains a guest bath as well as a kitchen.
  • Floor two‘s landing is as yet unfinished. There could be a third bedroom here for the sun fairy if I had the will to finish it. As I rarely play MF I doubt I will. There’s a bedroom for the gothy fairy as well as a bedroom for the nature fairy. Both bedrooms have a bathroom that’s somewhat open to the outside.
  • Outside there’s plenty of greenspace owing to the fact that the house is elevated off the ground. There’s a carving station as well as a fairy house. On the first floor of the house, the front porch is a decent size and off the kitchen is a large deck dedicated to outdoor dining. The second floor has a small balcony off the second floor landing.
  • Notes: Built from scratch.



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Family Update: Siar (Summer)

This is an update (added house) for a previously shown family/home.

The Siar family now have a vacation home.

House Location:
? x ? lot located in Sunset Valley on Recurve Beach.

House Contents:
5 rooms { master bedroom, living room, eat-in kitchen, full bath, kids bunk room.
3 parking spaces { house is on a beach but there’s 3 parking spots around the side.
5 sims { comfortable enough for 2 but big enough for 5 with a bunk room upstairs.

House Description:
This little brightly colored house is a great vacation home for a couple of sims that spend more time in the water than indoors.

  • Views outside show off the surrounding beach, ocean, and hills.
  • Floor one has a small front porch, and inside is the living room (with doors to the rear porch) and an eat-in kitchen. Down the hall is a full bathroom and a master bedroom with its own doors onto the back porch.
  • Floor two contains nice art and light fixtures with a bay window, a small seating/hang out area in front of the fish tank, and a room with three beds and a dresser for the (grown) children.
  • Outside is a covered pier and a secluded beach.

Starting out this house wasn’t really specifically for this family but I ended up having them buy it. The big downside is that it’s so far away from town and with no roads, its quite a hike to work/school.

Everyone got a whole new beachy wardrobe. The deck went through several phases. A Leisure Day party was also thrown and nearly half the town was invited.

A few of the rooms:

That’s about it. There’s a few more pics on the PB for this post.

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Renovated ‘Seaside Escape’

This is an updated prexisting home.

House Information & Description:
This little brightly colored house is a great vacation home for a couple of sims that spend more time in the water than indoors.

  • Location: 30 x 40 lot located in Isla Paradisio on Sandy Shore, Surf Island
  • Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath, kitchen/living
  • Parking: 0 car, 2 bike/moped, 1 aquatic
  • Sims: none, room for 1; 2 if there’s a couple
  • Previous version of the house can be seen here. Link from here. (lazy today)
  • Views out the windows of this house show off the surrounding beach and ocean with other islands nearby.
  • Floor one has a small front porch and inside opens up to the small living/office area and the open concept kitching/dining area. To the left are 3 doors: one to the bathroom, one to the bedroom and one to the back deck.
  • Outside this small home is a personal small stretch of beach to the left and neighbors to the right.
  • Nearby on this island is a resturaunt, small grocery store and bookstore.



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Notes:

  • I didn’t think to take before shots of the outside, but basically all the furniture was replaced and, while I originally planned to leave the floor plan alone, the front wall was bumped out a square (to make the new window there fit better) and the back deck bumped out a square, though that one might not have been necessary. A roof over the porch was added, windows were replaced, walls were recolored, new furni was added.
  • I really like the decor on this one, especially the living area and bedroom. Not a big fan of that particular color of cabinets in this one but I’m too lazy to go back and change it.

Phyre Moon Cottage; Beach Edition

House Location:
50 x 25 lot located in Isla Paradisio on Pirate Island

House Contents:
3 rooms { 1 bed, 1.5 bath, kitchen/living area
0 parking spaces { house is on a teeny island. there’s a separate docks back behind the house, though and a bike rack
1 sims { (room for 1-2) this house is big enough for a single sim or a couple

House Description:
This little thatch roofed octagonal house sits atop a small hill overlooking two beaches. It’s warm tropical colour scheme, airy windows, small gazebo covered pool and views make it the perfect little getaway home for the sim that doesn’t relish being around others.

  • Views from the windows of this airy home include the surrounding beaches, isles, and horizon.
  • Floor one is a large living/dining/kitchen area (edit: that admittedly is way too big for a recluse sim, just go with it~) whose ceiling is supported by a large, fantastically painted column. There’s a half wall dividing the living space from the master suite and half bath doors, giving them a little more privacy. There is a smaller octagonal bedroom with master bath.
  • Outside the front of this cottage is a path connecting the two beaches. A white picket fence deters passersby from getting closer. The front and back of the home each sport a front porch and there is a stone pathway leading to a gazebo with a pool. Under a queen palm, there is a lounge chair and a fire pit. Surrounding the home  is a moderate sized garden with fruits and veggies, fruit trees,  and palm trees. Out back, (on a separate lot) there is a boat dock.


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Notes:
Built from scratch. Originally, this sim (the one from Phyre Moon Cottage) was to be in a bigger house on a more outlying island, but this one seemed cozier and more practical and I already had the walls and roof up when I moved her in.

I was going to add a second floor but it just seemed like too much. The dock doesn’t really work well for boats, it’s mostly for looks, though sims can lounge on it.

Phyre Moon Cottage (Take 2)

Edit: Fixed categories & tags.

House Location:
35  x 40 lot located in Hidden Springs on Azure Lake Ave.

House Contents:
6 rooms { 2 bed, 2 bath, living/dining, loft
1+ parking spaces { 1 car space with plenty of space for more parking on the driveway
1 sims { This house is big enough for up to 4 sims, but cozy enough for 1.

House Description:
Sitting on the alpine banks of an inlet in Hidden Springs, this home oozes privacy and tranquility for the sim that likes to garden and be alone.

  • Views from this home consist of the surrounding alpine mountains and the inlet behind the house.
  • Floor one has a quaint front porch, open concept living/dining/kitchen space, a small hallway (with display shelf for collectibles), a master suite with 4 piece bath, a spare room for guests, and a full guest bath with (nonworking) laundry.
  • Floor two is simply a loft above the main living space with room for a computer desk, bookshelf, and art area in the dormer.
  • Outside is a stone driveway, beautiful flowered front yard, very abundant flower garden connecting the bedroom and kitchen patios, a good sized edibles garden and a greenhouse for gardening during the winter months.

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Notes:
Smaller circle on the location photos is the fruit stand I had set up for her, since it wasn’t attracting customers on her own lot.

Built from scratch. The first PMC was lost when my old hard drive died. It was built for a friend’s sim. Even though she no longer plays, I couldn’t help remaking the place.

The sim is based on her and made by her, though the hair has been changed since I don’t have the hair she’d used. The Gardening outfits and the outerwear outfit are also put together for this sim by me, though I didn’t make any of the content.

I’m going to apologize. There’s a million photos but I worked really hard on this one. So much harder than most of my other houses, whether it’s obvious or not. We chatted on TeamSpeak while I built in the beginning, asking what she liked and didn’t like. She had input into several aspects of the design.

I really like how this turned out with the exception of a few things.
First, the loft. I feel it needs to be just a little less open, maybe. I’m also having BuyDebug Saving Loop problems, so in the end, had to put that blue light on the wall since I couldn’t have invisible light continuing from above.
Also, the blue of the living room, red of the kitchen and white of the walls turned out a little more Americana than I meant for it to. She’s Canadian. I just liked the blue curtains and was doing *all* the walls white and she’d wanted a red kitchen of some sort… I didn’t realise til later on how RWB it was. Whoops.