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Compact VIII - 2x2 Affordable Twin Lofts for Singles

by Ed Newman Posted 20th May 2006 at 9:31 PM - Updated 22nd May 2006 at 1:14 AM by Ed Newman
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Hi folks!

I made this 2x2 lot for my single sims (although they're big enough for couples). It has two small lofts, actually, with two areas in common (a terrace on 1st floor and a small room on the ground floor, which can be used as a gym, for example). You can also use one of the lots for Home Business (I think it's cozy enough for a small pub, for example), making some little modifications in the project, like the position of the door.

In order to control the access of the sims (to each's loft), I used one (included) of the excellent Tunaisafish's smart doors types. You can download all the package (link below) if you want another type. Just configure the front and terrace doors of each sim and you'll have two independent lofts in one lot.

Although it's not a Starter (it's unfurnished), the lot is relatively cheap (19.390 simoleons) and can become cheaper if you get rid of the decoration (flowers, trees and fences). Also, there's room enough between the lofts for a driveway, if you want one (just remove the flowers).

I hope you like it.

Credits:
Ladder Stairs by Targa. Recolor by Nengi65
Modern Window by Tolli
Window Frames and Glass Fence by Tiggy027
2 Storey Space Indoor Light by Darylmarkloc
Window Frame Collection 1, OFB White rails and Mini-pediment in Discreet Concrete by Ailias
Floors # 084, 195 and 223; Walls # 180, 183, 184 and 207 by AvenidaSims
Carpets # 166 and 167 by NeptuneSuzy
Flagstone light Floor by Nengi65 (included in one of her fantastic lots)
Parquet floor by MangoSims2
White01 wall and floor by Katart
Laurana Small Fence by 11dots
Side Light Window by Zookini
Smart Door by Tunaisafish
WindowSet_WindowClearDiagonal by Reflex
Seamless WallWindow and Seamless WallWindow Door by Numenor

Happy simming everyone!

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As requested, here is the list of the Custom Content I've used in this lot and you can see in the pics (all that I could identify and find):

4ESF (4EverSimFantasy)
Bedroom 7 and 9 Table Lamps
Kitchen4 Food Processor

ATS
Bathtub 001 from Epure Bathroom Set
Toilet 002 from Modern Line Bathroom Set

Reflex
Bar Chair, dishwasher, counters, sink, stove top, trashcompactor and callas from Palluco Set by Teco
Sofa (big and small) and coffetable from Alexandra Set
TV from Benz Set
Table lamp from Emiliano Set
Small sofa, chair and couch from Mannila Set
Endtable from Julia Bedroom Set
Chair from Rattan Set
Endtable from Twing Set
Japanese Table by Teco
Flowingline Rug

Pimp-My-Sims
Cabinets, firealarm, foodprocessor, dishwasher, sink, stove, trashcompactor, table, chair and counter from Funny's Wish Set By Chrissie
Dining Chair from Macao Set by Chrissie
Table Lamp from Bento Set by Chrissie
Freshbedroom Bed and Zen Living TV by Funny2401
Deco Plant from Court Square Living Set by Solander

EllaSims
Caty Dresser and Caty End Table by Ella

CaravanShopSims2
Shower (Douche Salle de Bain ROM)

11Dots
Eclipse Moneywell Computer
Laurana Palm Plant

Sunair Sims
Arch Air Pump
Wood Modern Shower
Dinning Room wall decor and tub from Linear Set

XMSims
Toilet

Sleigh Style Vanity by SnowStorm

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

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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 20th May 2006 at 10:39 PM
I'm very impressed with this house. Hope its furnished :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 20th May 2006 at 11:01 PM
Love it! Double homes are so much fun, and the lovely architecture only makes them better! But please, do you remember by chance where the kitchen set in the photos came from? I'd love to download it!
Thanks,
~Rhadamanthia
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st May 2006 at 7:38 AM
I think this would be cool as a Uni dorm property. *grins* Thanx!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st May 2006 at 10:51 AM
Great job!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 21st May 2006 at 5:17 PM
you make really good houses!!

It takes more time to TyPe LyK dIs than it does to type like this.
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st May 2006 at 6:31 PM
Like always an excellent house...but, put to request... No you could put to us completely furnished with that so wonderful decoration that you teach to us?


Thanks for your works, are wonderful.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 21st May 2006 at 9:28 PM
Thank you all guys for your kind words.

I've updated this post with information about the furniture.

The problem with the furnished lots (besides the size) is that most of the sites forbid distribution of their meshes, even with credits. Usually there's no problem with walls and floors, even with recolors, but we can't include their objects (which are all free for download) in the lots we share. That's why you need to go to each one's site and DL their content for your personnal use only - but that's a good thing, not only because you find another great stuff there, but also because you can download complete sets and decorate your houses accordingly. Some of those great sites also offer Collections - which make the things very easier for us (we don't have to find one by one, as they're all in one collection folder).

So, I can just take pictures of decorated lots to offer you suggestions. But in the next posts I'll try to include some information about the furniture.
Test Subject
#9 Old 23rd May 2006 at 6:08 PM
love it. very nice house.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 23rd May 2006 at 8:01 PM
Ed, that's a good point about shopping lists for DL lots. For awhile, as a new simmer, I was going strictle to the Maxis site. The first and last reccommendation I got from that little venture was TSR But! I was able to get better information when I started embracing my addiction and trying to recruit others. XD Another simmer lead me here, and this site (through members/ site owners and shopping lists, mainly) have helped me learn about other sites that suit my tastes. Since MTS2 is a supporter of the idea of donate when/if you can, and if like what you see, the users tend to be of likewise attitude and reccommend sites with the same ideals. The shopping list method also promotes that the sites' files are safe.
So, as much as I like pre-decorated houses (because I'm terrible at it,) shopping lists have a lot of merit to offer.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 23rd May 2006 at 11:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PollinationTechnician79
Ed, that's a good point about shopping lists for DL lots. For awhile, as a new simmer, I was going strictle to the Maxis site. The first and last reccommendation I got from that little venture was TSR But! I was able to get better information when I started embracing my addiction and trying to recruit others. XD Another simmer lead me here, and this site (through members/ site owners and shopping lists, mainly) have helped me learn about other sites that suit my tastes. Since MTS2 is a supporter of the idea of donate when/if you can, and if like what you see, the users tend to be of likewise attitude and reccommend sites with the same ideals. The shopping list method also promotes that the sites' files are safe.
So, as much as I like pre-decorated houses (because I'm terrible at it,) shopping lists have a lot of merit to offer.


Well, there's a lot of work involved in shopping lists, but I try to help as much as I was helped as a new simmer too. I agree with you: if we can DL good stuff from good sites for free, why not promote them? I've downloaded almost 3GB from MTS2 and free sites, and I think it's fair to retribute the way I can.
Decoration is not my thing - I realize that - but I also know that I'm better today than I was before. The merit isn't mine - I just use pretty stuff and ideas from the experts (Reflex, Pimp-my-sims, ...), recicle them a bit and apply them accordingly in the lots. Exactly the same thing everyone can do. I'm just pointing the direction for ya.
Instructor
#12 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 2:49 PM
Thank you for sharing your work, its really appreciated!

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