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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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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.