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Beaver Cottage - Starter Home

by The Builder Posted 12th Jul 2010 at 6:04 PM - Updated 11th Jul 2010 at 11:24 PM by The Builder
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
It's once again time for some starters! Creating them for The Sims 3 is a little more challenging, since the start budget has been bumped down to only § 16 000. However, this time I managed to preserve the cost and build a house for your newly created sim.

The house sure is crowded, but it is fully functional and charming at the same time. Only room for one sim.

What I had in mind when building this is probably pretty obvious. I wanted to create a compressed and cute house, with an old style look. If it's British, German or anything else I don't know... What's important is that it at least reminds of something, and hopefully you find it inspirational.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: § 15 500
Unfurnished: § 13 000
Tags: #cottage, #starter, #old, #small, #tiny

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
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Beaver Cottage.rar

Size: 1.48 MB · Downloads: 1,577 · 12th Jul 2010
1.48 MB 1,577 12th Jul 2010
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!
12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 12th Jul 2010 at 8:59 PM
Nice starter home.
#3 Old 12th Jul 2010 at 11:32 PM
Great attention to detail! Nice work!

Call me Tyu. (:
#4 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:17 AM
So cute, these little houses always win me over Well done!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 7:19 AM
Very nice. Thanks

I take house requests! Just send me a PM.
Test Subject
#6 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 11:21 PM
pictures look very nice ^^
but when i want to install it, it says i need to update my version..

while website says it needs 2.9 (or something ;P) i have 4.0..

can anyone help? ^^
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 12:37 PM
I got the same message....
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 1:22 PM
That is odd... My DA is fully updated, and it should work. Do both of you have Ambition?
Test Subject
#9 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 4:49 PM
yea i got Ambitions
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 2:03 AM
I have ambitions also.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 10:20 PM
Thank you for this little house, now I finally have somewhere to put my Starter Sims lol
And the fact that it's so small and kinda crowded makes it all the better, because I really dislike what EA does with their houses, making them HUGE but using, like, 60% of that space.
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 7:51 AM
this is just lovely! thanks for sharing it!
Test Subject
#13 Old 18th Nov 2015 at 8:06 PM
Cool little house! Can't wait to try it out in-game!