Small Homes – Base Layout

All right, I came up with a base that I’ll use for all the homes I’m designing. As it turned out, I did put in a bit of interior furnishing just so you can see the “intended” room, um… intentions. 😀

From plan view to street view and then clock-wise around the exterior, here are the images of my base house.

Floorplan

 

Street View

 

Left Side

 

Back

 

Right Side

I’ll upload this to the gallery eventually. I tried to use only Maxis stuff (I have all the crap except for Spooky Stuff and My First Pet Stuff), but the hall really needed a 3-square arch, so I will admit to using Peace’s “Vast Entry Frame” for that bit. If you don’t have it, you’ll just have to delete that bit of wall and VOILA! An opening to the tiny hall. 😉

Not going to upload this right away, mind you. I’d rather have my own chance of doing up the exterior before releasing it to the masses to do their own thing with.

HOWEVER – if you feel the need to try this self-challenge yourself, then by all means, create your own preferred base layout and go for it! It would be so great to see what others do with this idea! Leave a comment and let me know what you think and/or if you are doing it as well!

Small Home Series Coming Up

OK, I had this inspiration today to do a series of builds with a sort of self-challenge and/or theme, whatever you like to call it. And there’s a back-story to the whole thing, of course. 😉

That being that I was watching a bunch of tiny home videos yesterday, as I’m wont to do every so often. I find them so inspiring – so much you can do in small (or small-ish) places!

But no, this will not be a Sims Tiny Home series. 😛

It will be, however, a small home series. Probably not starters, since I don’t want to limit my creativity too much. 😉 But I think I’ll build them on the 20×15 lots in Newcrest so that anyone who may want to use them can put them on any sized lot without troubles and expand as needed from there.

EDIT: Quickly decided that a 30×20 lot would be waaaay better, especially if I want to do an A-frame version. 😀

AND SO: Here’s the plan.

I’m going to build a two-bedroom home with a good, playable layout. Before I do any finishing on the inside or outside, I’ll save that base.

Then I’ll take that base and create a bunch of different house styles with it. So one home would be modern, one would be Victorian, one would be a cabin and one would be a Tudor home.

See where I’m going with this? Ha! Too much fun, right?

I will probably use CC, but I pretty much only use Peacemaker’s CC for building, so it shouldn’t be too hard to track down the stuff I use. I’ll be uploading them to the Gallery, of course, since packaging them is a HUGE pain when the Gallery is so easy. 😉

I will post pictures and pertinent information here on my blog when I’ve completed one and uploaded it to the Gallery so you can find them. If you so choose. And if you don’t choose, no judgement here. 😀