My first The Sims 3 house

In April 2013, after several dozens hours of extensive studying of Sims behavior on 3 experimental houses made by me, using two families of 2 and 8 sims, plus the pre-made ones, I made my first (final) house in The Sims 3.

I hate The Sims 3 lot sizes, for being too big. Look at this, I used the smallest standard-sized lot available in game (20×30) to build an oversized house with 258 square meters for 6 Sims (with possibility to add 2 more beds), 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, carpark for 2 cars, pool, BBQ, etc. I say oversized because 6 Sims normally need 200 squares.

Error: the two doorways near staircase may appear half-walled, I placed using the cheat “moveobjects on”, because of The Sims 3 limitations, this was working well in The Sims 2.

 
 
 

Lot size: 20×30.
Lot price: about $170.000.
House size: 16×12.
Floor area: 258 squares + 35 squares of terraces + 8 squares of void.
Expansions required: none, The Sims 3 base game only.

Apartment block

How does look a BIG BLOCK in the Sunset Valley? Too small in my opinion! This because of thew sprawl of all The Sims 3 worlds, too big spaces between lots.

Apartment-like block built for visual experiment. In The Sims 3 there is no cheat of building more than 5 floors so this is the tallest building I can make.

 
 

Lot size: 30×30.
Lot price: furnished $130.249.

Starter Home

The Sims 3 starter house under $20.000 designed for a family up to 4 sims. For the non-functional items (counters, table, windows, floors, wall paint) I used the cheapest items to save money for the best possible furniture items that fit in a $20.000 house. Similar like Best Starter Home 2×2 made in The Sims 2.

  

Lot size: 10×20.
Lot price: furnished $19.103.
House size: 8×10.
Floor area: 80 squares.
Expansions required: none, The Sims 3 base game only.

Tiny House

My second The Sims 3 home, inspired by exterior of Tiny House I ‎and interior of Tiny House II built by me in The Sims 2.
I used the smallest lot available in Sunset Valley (16×18) instead of regular 20×30 lot, to make it compatible with possible 20×20 lots in other worlds. Feel free to decorate landscape after placing in your desired lot size.

 
 
 

Lot size: 16×18 (smallest lot in Sunset Valley).
House price: furnished $72.134, unfurnished $36.982, but when I built it, it was around $90.000.
House size: 6×14.
Floor area: 138 squares + 24 squares of terraces + 6 squares of void.
Expansions required: none, The Sims 3 base game only.

L-Shaped House

L-Shaped houses were standard homes for my sims during early years of playing The Sims 2. Here is the The Sims 3 version. Ground floor is composed by living, dining, kitchen, hobby rooms and one bath, while second floor is composed by 3 bedrooms, family room and 2 baths. Designed for families of 4-6 sims. Built in November 2015.

 
 
 

Lot size: 20×30.
Lot price: about $149.388.
House size: 12×17.
Floor area: 280 squares + 36 squares of terraces + 8 squares of staircase void.
Expansions required: none, The Sims 3 base game only.