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The start of an inventor's dream

by Crowkeeper Posted 5th Mar 2014 at 2:34 PM - Updated 1st Oct 2014 at 1:09 PM by Crowkeeper
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
The inventor's tower

Was your sim kicked out of the house because the pile of nails and screws in his room was way too big? Is he now completely broke and has nowhere to go?

Don't panic because there is a perfect place for him in your town - The inventor's tower.

In this crazy metal tower he can try to invent whatever he wants on his new workbench. And when he feels uninspired a little bit of stargazing from top of the tower can surely help right?.

Floorplan, exterior and interior of the house

Basic information

Lot price and size:
Furnished price14 979
Unfurnished price11 267
Lot size10x10


You will need all expension packs up to seasons!
This lot is completely CC free

*build with game version : 1.57.62

Lot Size: 10x10
Lot Price: 11 267/14 979

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.57.62
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The inventor's

Size: 3.22 MB · Downloads: 1,478 · 5th Mar 2014
3.22 MB 1,478 5th Mar 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 5th Mar 2014 at 3:07 PM
You're officially my favorite creator now
Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Mar 2014 at 9:48 PM
Thank you so much for this. I recently just made an inventor and this is the perfect home for them. <3
Test Subject
#4 Old 6th Mar 2014 at 2:51 AM
I really love the textures you used on the objects! Great work! Thank you :)
Test Subject
#5 Old 6th Mar 2014 at 3:49 AM
This a perfect starter for an inventor! It has all the basics they need to advance in their career. Thanks for sharing.
Original Poster
#6 Old 6th Mar 2014 at 10:25 AM
Thank you very much for your comments. I was really nervous about this house. I thought that maybe its too crazy and no one will like it...seems like I was wrong. Thank you guys
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 6th Mar 2014 at 3:14 PM
You were wrong about no one liking this house. I LOVE it! Thank you very much!
#8 Old 6th Mar 2014 at 10:48 PM
Wow, this is super cute and unique! I've thought about doing something like this but never saw it through. Good job!
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Mar 2014 at 10:12 PM
coolest cooky-est houses ever! and making them affordable for starter sims is a real testament to your creativity
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 11:52 PM
I'm usually a lurker, don't comment much, but this deserves way more attention. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all. A few notes:

- Great starter home no more than ONE sim, it gets cramped and routing becomes an issue (same goes for inviting friends over)
- While the house is designed for a 10x10 lot, it's best placed on 15x15+ lots, for possible expansion
- The way the house is designed, makes it very easy to 'socket' modular upgrades and additions to the pre-existing layout while keeping the original look in tact
- The color/pattern schemes were so well thought out, I didn't touch anything, and this alone impressed me, as I usually tinker with every color/pattern til I like it, but this just would lose it's charm if I changed anything.
- The objects can be swapped out and it would still make sense with a different theme, i.e. Sculptor/Painter/Writer etc.

Thank you again, fantastic design, brilliant creativity, perfect for a starter house.
Original Poster
#11 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 9:00 PM
Thanks again for the kind comments - it really means a lot to me.
to marvy55:
Thank you for the tips that you provided for the other players. Your comment made me so happy - it feels nice to know that people are actually using the house and also rebuilding it in their own way.
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Apr 2014 at 7:56 AM
What a wonderful and so very steampunk looking house! I love it! Thank you for sharing it :)
Field Researcher
#13 Old 17th May 2014 at 12:44 AM
Wow! Awesome! Thank you.
Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Sep 2014 at 6:55 PM
Very cool style spempank !! Thanks !!
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jun 2015 at 3:16 PM
This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much.. words can't describe how grateful I am for this little piece of heaven ;]
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 20th Oct 2019 at 10:19 PM
Very nice!