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Bayview Retirement Village

by Bubblebeam Posted 15th Apr 2016 at 9:29 AM - Updated 15th Apr 2016 at 11:30 AM by Snufflepaws
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Bayview Retirement Village

Having recently watched the British sitcom Waiting for God I was inspired to finally put my heart into a special lot for my elder sims. It turned out better than I imagined, and since elder sims aren't given enough attention in general, I thought why not chuck this up for download. One up to elders.

On to the facts: this lot houses 12 elders. The first 4 buildings are semi-detached and identical, housing 1 elder each, while the two diagonal buildings at the end of the cul-de-sac provide room for elder couples. The final building in between is for communal dining and also contains an office and reception should you wish to have sims "manage" or "run" the community. Behind this building you can find chess tables, painting easels and a communal greenhouse. Lastly, you'll find tables and benches dotted around the village for your elder sims' leisurely strolls around the grounds.

Important Notes

Please download Moi's invisible meshless fence (not included) for this lot to work as intended.
The homes' conservatories appear shared but due to apartment restrictions they have to technically be divided, so I used the invisible fence to achieve the best of both worlds.

Also not included, but not strictly necessary, are Cyclonesue's invisible driveway recolours for the car parks at the front.`Cars are included but not seen in pics. Note they will disappear if you enter the lot while it is unoccupied. So if you want to go in and make changes, remember to replace the cars.

I have used one unique separator door recolour on this lot, not included, found here by InouKai. It is the recolour named Darkwood.

To have strictly only elders occupy a lot you'll have to either a) move in only your own sims while having Nysha's No Townie Neighbours mod, or b) use the Sim Manipulator to age all residents to elder. I haven't researched this much, so if there are other methods please let me know. It does seem that the visitor controller is redundant in this case as it treats spawned neighbours differently to other sims, so disabling certain ages will unfortunately not work.

I've built the dining area with Simlogicals Shiny Tyme NPC override in mind. If you have this the room will be self functioning so that your elders are catered for without them having to lift a finger. I've also added Exnems dessert cart which is entirely optional but adds a nice touch.


Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price (furnished): $752 (Single) - $1,330 (Double)

Custom Content Included:
- (Required) Glass Floor Natural by Jennihaze
- (Optional) Garden Roses by Shakeshaft at TSR
- (Optional) Garden Roses White Recolour by Shakeshaft at TSR
- (Optional) Garden Roses Pink Recolour by Shakeshaft at TSR
- (Optional) Garden Roses Yellow Recolour by Shakeshaft at TSR
- (Optional) KSlight One (Hanging High) by Klarsicht42
- (Optional) Dessert Cart by Exnem

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to the creators of CleanInstaller, GIMP and TinyJPG.

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 1 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #èlder, #elderly, #retirement, #home, #communal, #old folks home