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Build Your Own Houseboat

by Snowhaze Posted 8th Dec 2017 at 4:01 AM
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The fishing town EA created for the Cats and Dogs expansion made me long for the houseboats in the Sims 3 and the sense of freedom life on the water gave my game.
The fishing boats in the new town served as my models, and from them I created a Houseboat Shell that puts the boat back into houseboat building.

Houseboat Shells come in three colors: brick red, deep sea blue and turquoise waters. They float on water like a real boat and will not fade away in close-ups. Sims will also be able to walk through the walls without needing a door provided that after adding your perimeter low wall ( see images above) you leave an opening for them to board through.
Houseboat Shells come in a Base Game Version and a Cats and Dogs version. They vary only in minor details that once you finish your boat will be hardly noticeable.

As putting together a houseboat the first time can be challenging, I have included step by step instructions and visuals on how to build your houseboat (see images above). Using the dimensions depicted in the images will simplify the process greatly. Though the sample houseboat was created on a 40x 30 lot, feel free change the lot size.

For those who would rather get straight to playing, I will also be uploading a ready-made Houseboat Lot using these houseboat shells.

The fishing area added to the sample boat is Buyable Fishing Spots by Snaitif and can be found here at MTS at:

Both Versions of Houseboat Shells are located in the Decorative section of the build catalogue under sculptures.
The price is: 100 Simoleons

Polygon Counts:
Houseboat Shell, Base Game:
LOD 0 Hi: 420
Shadow LOD 0 Hi: 412

Houseboat Shell, Cats and Dogs:
LOD 0 Hi: 420
Shadow LOD 0 Hi: 412

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio
Gimp 2
Maxis meshes by EA
Recolors and mesh edits by me.
Tags: #Houseboat, #boat, #water, #house, #fishing, #ship, #marine

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Houseboat Shell Cats and

Size: 1.66 MB · Downloads: 40,248 · 8th Dec 2017
1.66 MB 40,248 8th Dec 2017
Houseboat Shell Base

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 47,018 · 8th Dec 2017
1.06 MB 47,018 8th Dec 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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#26 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 10:28 PM
This is one of my favorite mods. Thanks for creating it! :)
Test Subject
#27 Old 21st Jul 2020 at 6:11 PM
Thank you, this a very cool creation.
Test Subject
#28 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 9:05 PM
Thank you love it.
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