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Rather be Surfin' - Basegame Starter under $9000

by aelflaed Posted 25th Sep 2007 at 3:10 PM - Updated 29th Oct 2008 at 5:17 AM by aelflaed
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hide from your responsibilities in this cosy shack - whether by the beach, on campus or in town, this is a great way to escape the parental mansion and get back to basics.

Designed as a student residence, this house is excellent value for singles, and there's a double bed in case someone needs the night.

The main floor is an all-in-one living area, with one corner walled off for the bathroom. Don't be fooled by its size; there is room for visitors, and the little washroom contains a bath/shower unit to deal with all your cleansing needs. There are a few little spaces waiting for your easel or desk, too. The house is small, but efficient design makes this a very livable space.

The open loft is roomy, and you can even look over the railing to see who's snoozing on the lounge.

The shack is decorated in oceanic blues and greens, with all the basic inclusions such as kitchen, phone and bookshelf, as the photos will show.

Notes for Players:

Sleepers in the loft don't seem to be disturbed by any noise from downstairs. I had the TV going in the middle of the night, and they didn't stir.

Weatherproof for Seasons owners. There is not much room for expansion, but it you want an escape route (ahem, rear entrance), you could put in another door next to the fridge for easy access to the dustbin. The yard contains only sand and grass - what student wants to be bothered with gardening, anyway? You can plant stuff if you like.

The house was designed as a cheap private residence for college students, but would be great as a starter for any single or couple.


Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: $8, 228

Custom Content Included:
- Blue tile and white plaster by Holy Simoly
- White Plaster by Holy Simoly
- Cheap panelling by TS2D
- Blue lino by WykydSyn

Additional Credits:
The tiny lot is thanks to Andi8104 and MaryLou.
The house was built with Numenor's Basegame Starter Pro.
Many thanks to these creators!
Tags: #tiny, #small, #mini, #starter, #basegame, #blue, #loft, #beach, #shack, #green

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Rather be Surfin' basegame.rar

Size: 700.2 KB · Downloads: 4,823 · 25th Sep 2007
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 4:09 PM
I heart this house! It looks so inviting! LOL I just HAD to have it! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 4:41 PM
Wow, this looks really great. I love it. So will my simpunks, lolz.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 7:43 PM
What al lovely little house.
Thank you.

Greetz picy
#5 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 8:36 PM
It's a perfect little starter home! Cute and cosy

~R.I.P Tibbs. You will be truely missed~

#6 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 9:20 PM
Well done Aelflaed ! A nice house for a young couple in UNSS. Thank you !

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 10:50 PM
This is so cute!!

Save the earth, its the only planet with chocolate.
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 7:30 PM
I had to stop and comment when I saw your little house, it looks almost identical to the real house that I own!
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 11:40 PM
I like the loft idea, it has a nice small and compact feel to it ^_^!
Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Oct 2007 at 7:48 PM
I love the idea of the loft. Great job! Thanks!

"You can't fix stupid." You can, however, MOD THE SIMS 2!!
Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Nov 2007 at 12:58 AM
I've been playing with this house, and I love it- it makes a great vacation cabin for Bon Voyage neighborhoods. Thanks so much!
Original Poster
#12 Old 3rd Nov 2007 at 10:08 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind remarks - they are what makes sharing worthwhile.
Test Subject
#13 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 8:24 PM
Clever! I like this house, it's very convenient and compact. My beach bum sims will love it. And the name is witty =P
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 9th Dec 2007 at 10:08 AM
I love the loft and I love that the noise from downstairs won't bother them.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 31st May 2008 at 5:09 PM
Great small house, I can't wait to play in vacation spots!
Original Poster
#16 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 6:57 AM
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to comment.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 18th Jun 2008 at 9:17 PM
This could also be a cool house for a romance sim. And if used with some hip walls and furniture, it could also be really hip and modern looking. Great versitality to this lot.
Thank you for sharing. I'll end up with half of your uploads this way ;-D
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Jul 2008 at 6:30 AM
Dude! I worship you, It's going straight to my Hawaii neighborhood, dozens of times!
Original Poster
#19 Old 2nd Jul 2008 at 8:21 AM
Thanks to all of you for commenting. Have fun with it!
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 2:24 PM
Love the house It lots awsome
Test Subject
#21 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 8:10 AM
Truly creative use of a small budget! You have talent! Thanks for sharing it.
Original Poster
#22 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 12:13 PM
Glad you like it!
Test Subject
#23 Old 13th Feb 2009 at 8:27 PM
wow looks cool!!!
Test Subject
#24 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:08 PM
Originally Posted by aelflaed
Thanks to everyone for your kind remarks - they are what makes sharing worthwhile.


I love your house its perfect for my sims!!

Could you maybe show me how to make this house by video or email maybe pictures because my computer wont let me download it and id like to make it!

Would be very appreciated!

Thank you :p
Original Poster
#25 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 2:24 AM
pwzilly3, the lot is not difficult to make. Look carefully at the overview pictures, and you should be easily able to make your own.

Get a mini 1x1 lot (I have sunny ones here, check my profile), put down some walls for the ground floor. Put in the upstairs room. Add roofing - shed roof for the front edge, gable along the top of the upper floor. Then put in stairs - you may need to use the moveobjects cheat to place them. Voila, house!

Or, keep trying to get it by download. You'll probably manage it in the end.
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