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-Eco Thriver- Bus Stop

by Phaenoh Posted 10th Jun 2011 at 7:52 AM - Updated 9th Jun 2013 at 5:26 PM by Phaenoh
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I was having a bad day with my schoolwork. I wanted to come home and torture some sims by forcing them to be hobos and live outside. As I was building however, my natural protective good nature kicked back in and the forgotten dirty bus stop somehow became an adorable eco space of a park. My sim has lived on this lot her entire life, even through two winters and hasn't fared poorly at all. She has a lovely little tent, a garden behind the bus stop (with one of each plant Thriving included in the download), a violin to Play for Tips, and a nice little public bath house with an outdoor shower and an AC unit for extreme weather. (It saved her life more than once.) I personally recommend Digging for Treasure as a means of making money. Oh, did I mention she has never held a job and will never need one? Live off the land, it provides!



The natural elements truly are the focus of this lot. The large twisted trees add character and the bird and ladybug houses add whimsy. The garden is Thriving, and with some help from CC; boots, crates, a watering can, and a shovel, accompany the compost bin (which is about half full to get you started). A cute little garden gnome hidden in the weeds stands guard over the mail box as well. The bus stop itself is a cute little 1x3 open shack with large scale advertising posters on both sides. The 1x1 lot is littered with shrubs. Lightning bug jars and paper lanterns hung from the trees provide an almost other worldly light at night.



The bath house is barely large enough for the toilet and a sink. Outside is an open shower shaded by vines growing over the railing. Around the side of the bath house are shelves that have started collecting various bits and bobs that have been collected or dug up. No grill was provided because without a full sized fridge, it wasn't being used. Sims living on this lot might consider going vegan.



I hope you enjoy this lot as much as I have!
-Phae

P.S. It's so good to finally have time again to finish up projects and upload them for you all. I've missed reading all your comments!

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: $16,826

Custom Content Included:
From MTS:
- The Breech by Ergo Privacy by HugeLunatic
- ATS Gardening - Boots, Crates, Spade, and Watering Can by Sandy @ Around The Sims 2
- ATS Provence - Dining - Basket by Sandy @ Around The Sims 2
- "Woodcutters" Log Pile by Kate at Parsimonious
- FlowerBox for Balconies by Marylou
- Simlogical Aircon Ceiling by Inge Jones
- 'PlaceAnywhere' Vanity Mirror by boblishman
- Stack of Books #4 by leesester
- Crate Dresser by Dr Pixel
- Locker Room Bench by thefuzmixman

From Dead Sites:
- Ship in a Bottle by Xiomara *WARNING* Extremely high poly and expensive (4K, and $4K)

Additional Credits:
My bf, for being a city transit lover. He inspired me to make this, and his roommate inspired me to make it so 'green' and eclectic.

Number of bedrooms: Studio
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 + 1 SPs
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Instructor
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#2 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 11:00 AM
This lot is simple, yet so adorable! I was looking for something like that and I miserable fail at making lots. I just need to put some dirty on it and it will fit my game perfectly.

Thank you very much!
Instructor
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#3 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 11:33 AM
This is one of the cutest lots I've even seen. I really need to make a sim now who's gonna enjoy living there. Thank you for the inspiration!
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#4 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 12:38 PM
i like the idea
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#5 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 2:15 PM
Amazing idea, thank you very much!
I also adore the featured sim's hair and outdoor clothing. Is there any way of getting these?
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#6 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 2:15 PM
I want to start a challenge just to have an excuse to play your adorable lot
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#7 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 5:12 PM
This is really great...small, cute and very playable. I imagine my graphics card will love you for this! lol

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#8 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 7:00 PM
Lovely!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#9 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 10:07 PM Last edited by Phaenoh : 11th Jun 2011 at 5:40 AM.
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Originally Posted by StarryNightSkies_x3
Amazing idea, thank you very much!
I also adore the featured sim's hair and outdoor clothing. Is there any way of getting these?
The clothing is from the Store and I believe the hair is Maxis, KB maybe?

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Originally Posted by LadyAngel
This is really great...small, cute and very playable. I imagine my graphics card will love you for this! lol
I *highly* suggest deleting the ship in the bottle. It's rediculous high poly (almost 4,000) so your graphics card will HATE it. Removing it will also make your lot $4,000 cheaper.

Thanks for the comments everyone! I love reading your comments.
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#10 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 11:46 PM
awww, how cute is this lot ? Thank you Phae
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#11 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 12:08 AM
OMG LOL just omg LOL LOL

How....i don't even know what to say i mean it's how did you come up with this in your head?!?!!?!

Absolutely friggin fantastic and something i must now try myself.

The only thing i would actually change is adding a wall for the shower unless it's that pic angle it looks like the shower is just floating in mid air.

Great job
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#12 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 5:10 AM
This is cute, I love it. Living off the land actually seems fun and relaxing on this lot XP. I also noticed she has a plaque for OFB's first simoleon obtained. Does she run a business on this lot or is that just pure decorations? Just curious :D
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#13 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 5:40 AM
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Originally Posted by SingleClawDesigns
The only thing i would actually change is adding a wall for the shower unless it's that pic angle it looks like the shower is just floating in mid air.
Nope, shower isn't floating, your mind is playing tricks on you, there is a wall there, the side and back are open, but side with the pipes has a wall.

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I also noticed she has a plaque for OFB's first simoleon obtained. Does she run a business on this lot or is that just pure decorations?
I actually removed that after taking the pictures. She tried selling what she dug up, but that didn't go over so hot, lol.
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#14 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 5:57 AM
I can't wait to play with this lot!! How fun! And what a great idea. Very nicely done!
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#15 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 1:05 PM
Fabulous idea! It's simply gorgeous!
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#16 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 9:49 PM
this is so cute! not been on here since i was about 14 and suddenly got back into the Sims, so this is the perfect little thing to get me started again
Instructor
#17 Old 12th Jun 2011 at 4:38 AM
I am SO. SAD. that I don't have all the E/Ps & S/Ps needed; this lot is awesome
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#18 Old 13th Jun 2011 at 9:53 PM
i actually just downloaded sims mansion and garden stuff so that i could play this ingenious little lot. i've been playing sims for at least a decade now and i'm always looking for new interesting ways to keep the game fun. THANK YOU.
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#19 Old 13th Jun 2011 at 11:21 PM
Very charming. Well done.
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#20 Old 14th Jun 2011 at 5:07 AM
Utterly adorable. Thank you! :D
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#21 Old 14th Jun 2011 at 7:32 PM
I love it! Thanks for sharing.
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#22 Old 14th Jun 2011 at 8:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rose.parade
i actually just downloaded sims mansion and garden stuff so that i could play this ingenious little lot. i've been playing sims for at least a decade now and i'm always looking for new interesting ways to keep the game fun. THANK YOU.


so i played it for about an hour (had to go to work) and loved it. i chopped off the roof from the bathhouse and made a little tree-fort style top part (with a ladder that i downloaded from somewhere) to place a telescope.
otherwise, this is so great. thank you thank you thank you!
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#23 Old 28th Jun 2011 at 11:00 PM
Just adorable. <3
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#24 Old 3rd Jul 2011 at 12:33 AM
I LOVE this lot! My little self-sim has been getting bored of the city life, she is going to be so happy here!
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#25 Old 4th Jul 2011 at 1:51 AM
I happily follow your work, and when I saw this one, I thought, "Oh God, what has Phae done this time?" Then I read on, and fell in love! The ONLY thing I would have done different is have a pay phone instead of the one included. Otherwise, AMAZING.
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