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20k Starter Home Businesses - 3 Types - No CC!

by Goldenbtrfly Posted 13th Jun 2019 at 4:07 AM - Updated 1st Oct 2019 at 3:09 AM by Goldenbtrfly : search tag
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Do your Sims have BIG ambitions but little budgets to fund those dreams?
Maybe they want the income of a successful business without all the travel to and from a community lot?
I might just have something you'd be interested in... Starter Home Businesses - Under 20k each

It goes without saying that I *might* like to build starter homes. I also enjoy home businesses, in that whole, "Gee, I don't have to leave my lot to own and run a business" kind of way. Here we have the combined fruit of that branch of thinking - THREE types of starter home businesses for entrepreneurial families on a budget. While they all share the same foundation layout, the interiors and exteriors are all completely different, except for the placement of the greenery and pond. The business side of the lot is all laid out the same - as it is bare, except for a couple counters, register and employee/customer bathroom. It's intentionally kept generic and empty so YOU can decide what business you want to open. (There is even a little "start-up fund" left in the back work space in the form of a genie's lamp.)

Without any more fanfare, here are the homes - there are 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom layouts.
Please see the Image Gallery to view the exteriors and interiors in more detail!

Starter Home Business - 3 Bedroom Layout - 19,990 Simoleons

Starter Home Business - 2 Bedroom Layout - 19,981 Simoleons

Starter Home Business - 1 Bedroom Layout - 19,997 Simoleons

Houses all come with:
  • 1 1/2 bathrooms (1 full bath for the home and 1 half bath for the business).
  • Fire alarm, burglar alarm, and phone for the home.
  • Bookcase and TV for fun and learning.
  • Starter kitchen with mini fridge and microwave.
  • Allotted space to start and run a home business - complete with sales floor, workshop/breakroom/storage, counters and register.
  • Minimal landscaping to keep the cost inside rather than outside!
  • ...and let's not forget those sweet, sweet "start-up funds" in the form of a genie's lamp.

No CC was used, but all EPs/SPs are installed.

Fun Fact:If you remove the flowers, tree and koi pond on the left hand side of the front lawn, there is space for a driveway.
I left the business side generic and unfurnished so that I can plop down multiple home businesses without having to be locked into a certain type.

There is a door connecting the backroom of the business to the kitchen of the home. I would suggest locking this door, to avoid customers winding up in your home. There is also a backdoor to lock, and one behind the register as well.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): 19981 - 19997

Additional Credits:
Thank you:
HugeLunatic for the Buyable Game Objects

BIG THANKS to the Mentoring for Builders group for their roof and foundation help!
(Victor_tor, Johnny_Bravo, Norn, joandsarah77, simmer22)

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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ALL Starter Home

Size: 1.98 MB · Downloads: 776 · 13th Jun 2019
1.98 MB 776 13th Jun 2019
Home Business 1 Bed

Size: 674.9 KB · Downloads: 250 · 13th Jun 2019
674.9 KB 250 13th Jun 2019
Home Business 2 Bed

Size: 681.3 KB · Downloads: 244 · 13th Jun 2019
681.3 KB 244 13th Jun 2019
Home Business 3 Bed

Size: 670.4 KB · Downloads: 428 · 13th Jun 2019
670.4 KB 428 13th Jun 2019
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#2 Old 13th Jun 2019 at 10:06 AM Last edited by HeartDeco : 14th Jun 2019 at 10:34 AM.
This is such a good idea and SOOO CUTE. I love it all - layout and color scheme, too - not to mention the price! Thank you so much, Goldenbtrfly. You have done it, AGAIN and just when I thought I had experienced it all.
Test Subject
#3 Old 13th Jun 2019 at 8:45 PM
I don't like the "free lamp" thing but still these starters are awesome.
Original Poster
#4 Old 13th Jun 2019 at 9:37 PM
@HeartDeco - I'm glad you like them! I hope you can manage to turn them into something your Sims can make prosperous! :D

@WierzbaGames - Haha, yup I knew not everyone would want them as it doesn't fit ALL playstyles, but it is easy to delete before a Sim even touches it! Thanks for taking the time to comment, I hope you can make them your own. I do plan to make more that do not include them at all!
#5 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 1:48 AM
I'm always so impressed with how well you fit all the basics into such an economy of space without sacrificing "curb appeal" or liveability. They're adorable and look super functional too!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 3:02 AM
I am a big fan of these- brilliant!
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 3:49 AM
Great job as usual, I love the size choice and colour schemes but my favourite colour scheme is the 1 bedroom starter home. Unfortunately I have to wait until I get a new computer to download them.

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#8 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 11:19 PM
Nice house
#9 Old 17th Jun 2019 at 12:07 AM
Very much successful houses! Glad to see its casual interiors at least and a genie lamp. Just thought about how move to TS2 building again)
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#10 Old 18th Jun 2019 at 9:23 AM
This is a neat house for themebusiness.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 19th Jun 2019 at 6:59 PM
Very nice, Goldenbtrfly. I don't have any home businesses in my modern hood. ( plenty in my medieval & Victorian hoods) I will set one up using your 2 bedrm. style and see what happens, Many thanks!
Original Poster
#12 Old 1st Jun 2020 at 3:18 PM
@Liz @attuned @Michelle
Thank you for the comments, I always appreciate them even if I am about a year late in response. Oops! :D
Original Poster
#13 Old 1st Jun 2020 at 3:22 PM
@GabyPurpleB @fascisthater @greywolf3 @Victor_tor
Thanks for the comments! I am so late to reply, but I do always appreciate reading any little thing left/said. :D
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 22nd Sep 2020 at 8:55 PM
I love all the different choices you have put up! I used this for a pair of teenage siblings. It worked great and they made far more money than a traditional job after school!
Original Poster
#15 Old 28th Sep 2020 at 9:52 PM
veiledstar - Thanks for the comment, and the future gameplay suggestion too! It's a really good idea and I'm happy to hear the home is working well for you!