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Little Big Porch - A Family Starter Under §16,500 [No CC]

by Klemens Posted 20th Mar 2011 at 2:39 AM - Updated 26th Mar 2011 at 12:14 PM by Klemens : Minor changes in text.
7 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Are you a young Sim, who just moved out from parents' home? Are you looking for your very own place to live, but all houses in neighbourhood are either too expensive or just small and plain ugly? Then search no more!

"Little Big Porch" is a house that has it all. It satisfies all basic needs. It isn't cluttered, so there's a lot of place to live in. It is affordable for a single Sim. And even so, it still looks adorable with that classic veranda!

Moreover, we do know that one day you would like to start a family. That's why "Little Big Porch" is so spacious. From now on you don't need to worry about the lack of space for new child or lack of money to move to something bigger. This house is just a perfect start!


Creating a starter was always a bit of a challenge for me. I usually want to build a nice house with that "personal touch", which means a lot of decoration involved. So I often find it hard to fit into that limited budget...
This time my task was even harder, as I not only wanted to make a good looking starter, but also a spacious enough one for future family expansion (which meant almost no decoration at all!). And that's the result.

On this lot you can find:
  • 2 bedrooms;
  • 1 bathroom;
  • a kitchen;
  • a dining area;
  • a leisure area;
  • a laundry area;
  • a parking lot.

The whole lot was playtested and no Custom Content was used to build it.

Enjoy playing!

Lot Size: 30x20
Lot Price: F: §16,468 U: §13,322

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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 Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.1.11
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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!
Test Subject
#2 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 4:03 AM
I can't wait to put this in my neighbourhood, I'm always on the look out for family starters and this one looks great!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 8:32 AM
Nice one. I always love stylish starters.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 9:35 AM
Wow love it!
#5 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 5:40 PM
Oh, durn. I wish I had LN. This is so awesome. I need to just concentrate hard enough, and maybe LN will magically be installed on my computer.

Lemme see.. yeeeeaah.
no. Damn.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 7:52 PM
Wow, I know that cheap houses are useful in game, but didn't expected that this simple one will become so popular! So thanks a lot for those positive comments.

And sorry pare321, but LN's cheap plumbing is a must-have if we want this starter to be... Well... Starter.
So maybe try to focus harder.
Test Subject
#7 Old 23rd Mar 2011 at 4:04 PM
Thank you! This is just the sort of thing I love in my game. And no CC? Even better!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 3:11 AM
This is perfect! I was looking for a cute house for my Sim to move into that would look right at home in Twinbrooks, and this definitely fits the bill. Thanks so much!