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Earth Sheltered A-Frame: 4B/2B/Driveway with Raised Fenced Yard

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Uploaded: 8th Jun 2024 at 5:12 PM
Updated: 8th Jun 2024 at 5:27 PM
Earth Sheltered A-Frame
...a part of The 80's Called series
4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - driveway - greenhouse/solarium - skylight - raised yard
this is an Earth-sheltered, bermed lot with a 2-Step Foundation (built with the Grid-Adjuster)
lightly furnished & ready for you to decorate
...with only 1 CC: my completely invisible floor

Do you remember the 80's? ...And we had that horrible energy crisis?
Earth sheltered home plans became popular when energy efficiency emerged as a social and economic concern. Earth berm houses are still one of the most environmentally or eco-friendly homes available.

This fantabulously shweet floor plan is #19863 from Family Homeplans - a scan of the floor plan is included.

The brochure says:
This cozy solar home took top prize in a nationwide design contest. Inside is a floor plan that's flexible enough to satisfy a wide variety of families and life-styles. The dominant feature of this passive solar system is the 32-foot long greenhouse/solarium where the sun's heat is collected, stored and shared with the rest of the house, cutting energy bills in half. This offers open spaces and partial ceilings to maximize airflow throughout.

NOTE: Solar panels are NOT included, your sim will have to add them.
...and the greenhouse is not weatherproof! ...but the skylight is.

I intentionally keep my builds lightly furnished - with only EAxis stuffeths - so that you can have all the fun of decorating it! (Please CC-it-up once you get it in your game!) All appliances, plumbing and lighting are included; along with smoke and burglar alarms, and telephones.

This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here.
The lot was cleaned and compressed with Chris Hatch's Lot Compressor.
The package was cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer.
This lot has an easily identifiable custom thumbnail too.

The sun is oriented to the front.

There is parking for one vehicle on the driveway.

This is a pet-friendly build. No pet items are included, but there is plenty of room to add what you need. This house has a 2-step foundation - so if you want to allow large dogs inside, they are going to need Simler90's Stair Mods to be able to access the 2-Step foundation.

TIP: If, when you first enter the lot, arches/doorways are not "cut through" - save, exit to the hood, and re-enter. Fixed!

Definitely used but NOT included:
Get this item if you want the house to look exactly as shown in the pictures.
- HugeLunatic's Backless Tub/Shower

One Custom Content Included
- My invisible floor, "Nothing To See"

Lot Size: 40X30
Lot Price: $90,431

Thank you, Mootilda - who's Grid Adjuster was used to create this house for TS2.

Standard mods I use that are not necessary, nor included - but were probably used whilst building/prepping this house for upload...
I use Deastrumquodvicis' Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
Feenwald's Blocked Doors can Close (so doors close properly!)
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
Gunmod's Radience Lighting System, which includes the Scriptorium (which is necessary for installing CC stairs.)
Lamare's Shiftable Everything
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!