Starter homes

Starter homes (under $20.000) built by Teoalida in The Sims 2 & 3

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.

Best Starter Home 2×2 N 80

Starter house under $20.000 designed for a family up to 4 sims. This home floor plan with 2 bedrooms is more realistic than previous Best starter home 1×2. Made in April 2013.

The 2×2 lot costs $1600. The empty house costs $6971, 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.

Shotgun Starter Home 1×2 N 88

The Sims starter home under $20.000 designed for a family up to 4 sims, modeled based on shotgun houses, originating from New Orleans and common in south states from 1830s to 1920s, single-story, 3-4 meters wide and 20+ meters long, having 3-5 rooms in row, entrances in the endmost rooms and no hallways. In The Sims 2 house I cheated a little and made entrance in the second room, for purpose of layout optimization.

Best Starter Home 1×2 S 84

This is the best possible starter home, under $20.000 designed for a family up to 4 sims. The 1×2 lot costs only $300 (the 1×1 lot costs $-400 but is too small). The empty home costs $5469, so $14.500 remained for furnishing.

Starter home 1×1 S 67

Tiny house on a 1×1 lot under $20.000 designed for a starter family with 2 sims. Notice the efficient usage of the space under staircase. Size: 67 squares (not including 5 squares of staircase void). Designed in July 2012.

Starter Homes tricks

Always built houses THEN move family in them. NEVER move family to an empty lot then build the house, because only 80% of Build Mode costs are added to home value. The loss of money will be even bigger if you build, demolish and rebuild.