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Wee Barnoid #13 – Starter house (under 16.000§) – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 22nd Aug 2009 at 1:39 AM - Updated 9th Sep 2009 at 7:18 PM by plasticbox
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
A small one-story starter, furnished for 3 sims, affordable for a single sim. One driveway is included; there's a few trees around the house (not always visible on the screenshots since they fade out).

1 x double bedroom
1 x single bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
1 x dining/living room

Built on the smallest lot I have (16x18), so it can be rotated in any direction on every other lot. Playable from at least two static camera angles; I think two sides of the house would work as a street side.

Prices given below (F = Furnished; U = Unfurnished) are when placed on a regular 20x30 lot.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post questions/feedback about this particular house in this thread, generic build mode stuff in the Build Mode forum. Thanks.

Base Game content only. This house will look exactly like on the screenshots.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 15.549§ F, 13.149§ U
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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.

Sims 3
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Size: 2.96 MB · Downloads: 4,940 · 22nd Aug 2009
2.96 MB 4,940 22nd Aug 2009
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 2:26 AM
This is such a great series, plasticbox -- really useful because they will fit on any lot and are wonderful on those small, hard to fill ones. Very playable, too!

Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Forum Resident
#3 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 2:44 AM
You barnoids are so adorable!
Test Subject
#4 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 5:24 AM
excelent perfect for 1 sims( 16,000 simelons starting) Thanks
Test Subject
#5 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 5:46 AM
i have always loved your houses for sims 2, i am so glad to see you making awesome tiny houses for sims 3!
Test Subject
#6 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 5:51 AM
Great house, I can see somebody was cleaning up in one the pictures? :P
Test Subject
#7 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 1:02 PM
This is great! I hope you make more of this 2 bedroom house under 16.000 *_*
#8 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 4:16 PM
I like seeing inexpensive houses and I know what a challenge it can be to make a reasonable home at these prices. However, I question the notion of having the kitchen as the center of the home. One walks right into th kitchen upon entering the home, and the rest of the home is accessed from the kitchen. Just strikes me as being pretty weird.
Pettifogging Legalist!
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#9 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 5:35 PM
tjstreak, this is not so uncommon on the countryside here =).

Besides, I always try to build lots so that at least two sides can be used as front side – since you can rotate the house on a lot, you can just as well use the "garden side" (with the little porch) as your front.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 11:34 PM
This is great. I like small starter homes. I mean the ones that come with the game are just horrible. Some are so small that you can't even have two Sims in the kitchen at once. Thank you for making starter homes more practical. I even see a small bed room good for kid or someone else.

Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 6:53 PM
Ahhh I'm so happy you're doing homes for the Sims 3!
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 10:32 AM
This home is really nice, and I don't see many of them here. Thanks.
Test Subject
#13 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 5:51 PM
Very nice indeed. It is rare to find a starter home with more than one bedroom so this is nice for small families with a single child. I don't find the design of entering straight into the kitchen all that odd myself, especially on such a compact layout.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 9:20 PM
I love your Wee Barnoid houses. They're pretty and it's fun to play with them. Just curious: what kind of name is this: Wee Barnoid? Did you make it up or does it mean something?
Pettifogging Legalist!
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#15 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 10:22 PM
What kind of name is this: Wee Barnoid? Did you make it up or does it mean something?

wee: very small, tiny.

barn: a building for housing livestock (but originally just means "house").

-oid: a suffix meaning "resembling," "like," used in the formation of adjectives and nouns (and often implying an incomplete or imperfect resemblance to what is indicated by the preceding element).

It is also the best anagram of "Newbie Road" that I could find.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 8th Sep 2014 at 3:27 PM