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

by MystAngel Posted 13th Mar 2019 at 1:47 AM - Updated 3rd Nov 2020 at 11:19 PM by MystAngel
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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.

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Tiny Medieval Starter House - unfurnished.rar

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Tiny Medieval Starter House - furnished.rar

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Tiny Country Starter House - unfurnished.rar

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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

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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

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Tiny Modern Starter House - unfurnished.rar

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Tiny Modern Starter House - furnished.rar

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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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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 2:17 AM
I absolutely love doing this kind of thing, where you just try to bring as many elements from one style or another into the same place... these are fantastic!
Theorist
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#3 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 2:28 AM
Great job!
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#4 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 6:07 AM
Thanks for uploading them. They are all marvellous.
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 6:55 AM
I am delighted to see them here - thank you so much for sharing them!
Theorist
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#6 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 12:20 PM
Lovely! Thank you!
Scholar
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#7 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 12:44 PM
Looks awesome!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 3:52 PM
Ooooooo! I love the Tudor styled one Great job

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Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 5:49 PM
Very nicely done, MystAngel! I especially like the tiny Victorian and the Ultra Mod. Very usefull starter lots, many thanks!
Instructor
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#10 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 10:28 PM
I may not be physically capable of handling this level of awesomeness.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 12:52 AM
I am sooo impressed. These are absolutely wonderful, thank you.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 6:42 AM
This uploading thing gives a massive dopamine rush, I should really make myself do it more often .
I'm so happy all of you like the lots and find them useful. From the outside it looks like an uploader is giving and sharing something, but at this moment I really feel like it's the other way round. Thank you so much for your kind and rewarding words.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 2:26 PM
Oh these are perfect for my prosperity challenges! I've been struggling with decent houses cause I suck at decorating but I adore this!
Mad Poster
#14 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 2:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MystAngel
This uploading thing gives a massive dopamine rush, I should really make myself do it more often .
I'm so happy all of you like the lots and find them useful. From the outside it looks like an uploader is giving and sharing something, but at this moment I really feel like it's the other way round. Thank you so much for your kind and rewarding words.


Careful, like anything that gives you that dopamine rush, it's addictive!

But really, I feel the same way a lot of the time... it's fun to upload things and see people using them!

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Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 7:17 PM
They're lovely, thank you for sharing! There's so many impressive, creative details in them.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 10:45 PM
I would want to use furnished, because you've created some combinations I wouldn't have thought of! Cute idea for a whole neighborhood!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 1:04 AM
These are so cute and creative, can't wait to pay with them!!! :D
Test Subject
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#18 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 3:13 PM
I LOOOOVE the cute tiny houses!! Thank you, theyre all so perfect<3
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 27th Mar 2019 at 1:38 PM
Awesome, that building skill :O
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 28th Mar 2019 at 8:44 PM
Wow, I usually only get impressed by the exterior of most creator's buildings, but your interior furnishing is spot on!

You've got some mad decorating skills, I can see you've got that special "touch" when it comes to designing the inside of rooms!

Did I really say that?
- Well, at least yesterday is behind us now.
/Jonipoon
Test Subject
#21 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 2:00 AM
When I try to download your files I get an error message "can not open file as archive" It's not happening with any other posts. Don't know if I'm the only one.
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 3:09 AM
I'm so glad I decided to upload these tinies. It's weird and absurd how useful and accomplished can active participation and in a game community make you feel. Thanks everyone.

@flyingkitty67
I don't know what is the problem. I downloaded one of the files and tested it. It works for me. I opened it with both WinRAR and 7Zip (those are the only archive / file compression tools I have; I have not tested it with any other program). I wonder if others experienced this issue too.
flyingkitty67, if you really want the lots and can not manage to make the .rar files work, maybe I could upload the uncompressed .sims2pack files to an external uploading site and send you the link via PM? I really don't mind, I'm totally file-share friendly.
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#23 Old 1st Apr 2019 at 7:46 PM
These are so cool and creative!!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 3rd Apr 2019 at 7:29 PM
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Originally Posted by flyingkitty67
When I try to download your files I get an error message "can not open file as archive" It's not happening with any other posts. Don't know if I'm the only one.

I also get a "no archives found" message, thought it was just me. using winrar, maybe seen this error twice, really love these houses, medieval is nice

ClicknPsycho
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 8th Jul 2020 at 4:47 PM
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!
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