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Barnyard Starters under 18K

by romagi Posted 21st Sep 2009 at 6:47 PM
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I decided to make some starters for Riverview. Since 2 adult Sims get $18,000 to start life that would make these couple or friend starters.

They are two different styles of barns that have been converted into homes. The blue one is decorated a bit more for the males and the red for females but with the CAS tool that can easily be changed! They both come with the same stuff. They are one bedroom, two bath starter homes. They both have some sort of upstairs that could be an office, art studio, game room or a room for kids. The upstairs is unfurnished and waiting for your sim to decide what they want it to be (besides the fact that I ran out of money!). They come completely furnished with a smoke detector, TV, chess table, bookcase, lighting, appliances, landscaping, pond or river and sleeping and seating for one or two Sims.

There is room for a driveway and or garden, whatever your Sims are into.

I so miss the ladders from TS2!

Blue furnished $17,931 - unfurnished $15,683
Red furnished $17,958 - unfurnished $15,759


HUGE THANKS to all the creators, MTS for a place to share and you for looking!

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: Blue $17,931 / Red $
Tags: #starter, #pond, #red, #blue, #barn, #river

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Barnyard Starter Red under | Please do NOT reupload anywhere! Thank you.

Size: 1.36 MB · Downloads: 1,479 · 21st Sep 2009
1.36 MB 1,479 21st Sep 2009
Barnyard Starter Blue under | Please do NOT reupload anywhere! Thank you.

Size: 1.41 MB · Downloads: 1,394 · 21st Sep 2009
1.41 MB 1,394 21st Sep 2009
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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts
Forum Resident
#2 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 7:20 PM
These are great, love the barn-doors and the simple colors.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 7:58 PM
Oh, this is adorable. I like the male one better, but the red is cute too. Love the little barn accents, like making barn doors and the colors are nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 8:59 PM
Very quaint.....I love them. Thank you for sharing!!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 10:15 PM
Great job! I love the red one (I know it's the female version...), because of the roof and the 2-floor window, looks awesome
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 10:52 PM
Beautiful! I love them! Thanks for sharing!
Original Poster
#7 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 12:16 AM
Thanks everyone! I loved building them, but I do miss the ladders from TS2.
#8 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 12:58 PM
Cute barns. The blue one looks a lot like my Bronwyn Farm.
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 1:48 PM
You're right, Sookielee. I have your Bronwyn Farm and this is almost identical. OP, did you build this from scratch or just alter the Bronwyn Farm building?
Test Subject
#10 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 2:26 PM
Wauw, thank you very much, for these houses. I really missing kind of cheap residental lots.
Original Poster
#11 Old 22nd Sep 2009 at 2:33 PM Last edited by romagi : 22nd Sep 2009 at 11:01 PM.
Actually I had both of these in TS2. The red one is the only one I ever uploaded here. And yes, all my lots are always made from scratch.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 1:06 AM
They are cheap, but very stylish! Thanks.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 4:59 AM
These barns are gorgeous, thanks.