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Little Cottage (Granny's Retirement House)

by mustluvcatz Posted 7th Nov 2013 at 5:47 AM - Updated 7th Nov 2013 at 1:37 PM by mustluvcatz
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There was a distinct lack of small homes in my current neighborhood. Faced with the possibility of my elderly sims living in big, old homes with only the company of their own voice(s) echoing down the empty halls.. I called a town meeting to have some emergency plans drawn up. A vote was then taken and this cute little house was the winner..

This little charmer (which has been play tested) has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, an awesome fireplace and can be easily remodeled if the rooms are too small/too big. It does come unfurnished, so please make sure your sim has a nice little nest egg and then take her shopping!! The "Granny's Retirement House"? If Grandpa promises to behave.. he can come along too.

Content Not Included but REQUIRED if you want the lot to look the same in your game:
Invisible driveway recolor by roddyaleixo:
Buggybooz Niche Half Wall with bannister and BB Nook Folly Garden Flower Border:
Modular Flowers, quarter circle, by MaryLou & Numenor:

Content REQUIRED to Avoid BLUE FLASHING: (Some of the meshes included are from repository sets and need the master file in your game)
Buggybooz Nooks & Niches MASTER file: (BB_NICHE_1_MASTER)
Sunny's Deco Chimney: (sunni9676-Chimney1)
The MASTER from the gables linked to at CuriousB's site - you will need it for the mesh I used to show up in your game.

Note: The recolor I used on Buggybooz's wall and border did not package with the lot. I have 200 or so recolors of the master mesh and don't know who made the recolor I used. So those 2 meshes will have the default red brick color in your game and you will have to choose a recolor out of your own files.
Note 2: The stairs by HugeLunatic do NOT need a script file to work/show up in your game.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 23,747

There will be a folder in the .rar you download. This has the included CC I used in it - it must be in your downloads folder before you enter the lot in game!

Custom Content Included:
- New Standard Green Tile by ClicknPsycho
- Beach4 Wallpaper @ LJ by kaputtgeliebt
- Chimenea Muy Caliente by lmhwjs
- 2x1 Traditional Door by Amovitam
- Jute Carpeting in Oyster by CuriousB
- Old brick wall IIa ~ CuriousB by CuriousB
- Gable Decoration for Four-Tile Roofs ~ by Marina ~ Repositoried by CuriousB by CuriousB
- Path to Meadow - greystones by Gwenke33
- Garden Stackables Large Planter by Honeywell
- Deco Door by HugeLunatic
- Almost Indestructible Stairs in Concrete *RECOLORABLE by HugeLunatic* by HugeLunatic
- Almost Indestructible Stair recolor by iCad
- Double Midnight Ride by leesester
- Manor House Garden Miniature Cone Topiary by phoenix_phaerie
- Antique Effect Floor in Brown by LadyAngel
- Simple Victorian Gable Vent - Low - Center (1 Tile) by Kate
- Ash Tree by Raynuss
- Everbloom Wallpaper in Green by Shastakiss
- NonniDecoChim2 by Nonni
- Orange Swirl by sweetswami77
- WoodFloor6 by neena
Tags: #cottage, #residential

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Unfurnished
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 2 Nightlife Open for Business Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 4 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC Little Cottage.rar

Size: 3.00 MB · Downloads: 1,404 · 7th Nov 2013
3.00 MB 1,404 7th Nov 2013
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Not actually evil.
#2 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 8:15 AM
Cute little house is cute! I have a fondness for stone exteriors and small, cozy interiors.
Constant Contestant
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#3 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 9:08 AM
Love this little cottage, MLC. I also like the stone exterior and cannot find it on CuriousB's site, any chance of linking it direct for me? Would like to know whether there are any more colours available in the same style.
Former Hamster
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#4 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 9:19 AM
Thanks! :D

karen - I had trouble finding it myself.. which is why there's no direct link. (Same with the carpet.) I *think* the wallpaper was part of a gift to someone during one of GOS's events. I'll have another look for it after I get a bit of sleep. I know she cross-posts, so it's there somewhere.
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 9:32 AM
Lovely little home!
Unfortunately, the link to Sunny's Deco Chimney seems broken
Former Hamster
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#6 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 1:29 PM
karen - the link to the set with the wallpaper has been updated. I was right, it was part of a gift. (The link to the gables was updated too but I still don't know where the carpet was downloaded from.)

Omnomnomnivore - Thank you! And good catch re the link, I can't believe I missed that. That's been updated too.
Constant Contestant
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#7 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 1:41 PM
Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
karen - the link to the set with the wallpaper has been updated. I was right, it was part of a gift. (The link to the gables was updated too but I still don't know where the carpet was downloaded from.)
Thank you so much MLC, I have been looking for some good stone walls for a while. The thatched roofs look good too

Want a specific style of house or community building? Why not take a look at my profile and see what I build and then come ask me to make it!
Gone Fishin'
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#8 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 2:38 PM
What an adorable little cottage! I love it! Perfect for my elder Sims whose kids have all left the nest - or for any other Sims who want a cozy little place to call home, for that matter. Thank you for sharing!
Undead Molten Llama
#9 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 3:27 PM
Yay, a house I can use in my little game! This is very adorable, perfect for the empty-nesters that I'm currently trying to do more with than just waiting for them to die. I've been resisting the nooks and niches and Buggy's garden pieces...but I guess I can resist no longer. Don't know whether to thank you or curse you for that! I also love the wallpapers you chose. So cheerful, but not so bright/busy that I want to gouge out my eyeballs. I really need to work on using printed wallpapers more in my own building, I think. I also love the exterior walls. I'm gearing up to do some cottage-building, myself, and that one will come in handy. Wonder if there are timbered versions....? If not, I think I might have to make some. Yay, project.

Also, thank you for its unfurnished-ness. It's what I prefer and, although Moo did add that nice de-furnish feature to the Clean Installer, I sometimes feel guilty for using it, in a strange way. (As in, the creator did all that work to furnish/decorate, and I just make it all go away with the click of a checkbox. ) So, guilt-free downloading, thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 6:15 PM
This is too cute! I love the style, perhaps I'm getting old!
Not actually evil.
#11 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 9:33 PM
I appreciate the link updates! I'm sure many other folks will be glad of them too.
Mad Poster
#12 Old 8th Nov 2013 at 1:20 AM
What a sweet little house! I know my Grannie would've loved it - I think my Sim-Grans will too <3
Test Subject
#13 Old 9th Nov 2013 at 5:24 PM
about to try this without freetime. I'll redownload freetime if i have to tho........... i want this in my game........... even if i need to have stinky freetime
Test Subject
#14 Old 9th Nov 2013 at 6:42 PM
I really like this house, but I've found a couple of issues with it; don't know if it's my game? The small round vents in the dormers are coming up as the maxis two tiled picture of the suspension bridge, and even though I downloaded the invisible recolor, the driveway is showing up as a normal driveway... except it's not registering as a driveway at all! The final minor issue is the wall, which I don't have the recolor for, but it's not showing up as anything at all. Other than that, I like this property very much. I'm just about to convert it to an apartment =]

You've never been a girl of a single color
#15 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 3:46 PM
The house is the perfect fit for an elderly sim. The wall papers are just right, cozy and comforting. I love seeing a house by mustluvcatz.
Former Hamster
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#16 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 4:43 PM
Thanks Nix. (I'm trying to work on a couple more like this one.)

iCad - thanks AND you know that thing about the nooks & niches just makes me chuckle all evil-like, right? The wallpapers! You have no idea how many times I changed those until I was happy with them. The unfurnished-ness? It's what I prefer, too. Along with that, not everyone has the same decorating tastes so I won't force mine on anyone.

Thanks, LadyAngel.. I know I'm getting old, lol.

Cat - no problem!

Catherine - thanks.. and you know, I should try to make a sim version of my Grandma's house. I think it'd be interesting and I do believe I have any cc I might need for it. *ponders*

katvenus - Awwww. It's a shame you'd have to download an EP you don't want. I can't get the AnyGame starter to work on my computer, otherwise I'd use that. Did it work without Freetime?

Sabrielle - Hmmm.. well, did you install the CC before entering the lot the first time? That's what I was told needed to be done. And did you get/do you have the master mesh of Buggybooz' nooks & niches set? The vents - I'm pretty sure are basegame, so they should show up.. the driveway? Gosh, not sure why it won't work as a driveway. I did place it using moveobjects on but it works like it should in my game. (And I do that all the time.. love using cheats for everything, such a cheater am I, lol.) I wonder if deleting it and replacing it would help/fix it? Does the invisible recolor show up using the design tool? I feel bad that you have these issues - I really don't know why you are having them. Thanks for being willing to use the lot anyway. Hope the little bit of advice/input I do have helps you with it.

tricia - thank you!

Has anyone besides Sabrielle had any issues? I'll hold off uploading the next one until I'm sure about this one.
Mad Poster
#17 Old 18th May 2017 at 1:04 AM
Thank you