I have created my first home for my new world! Introducing The Birchwood! It’s a 2 bedroom, 1 bath starter home, it is available empty for $9,502 or furnished for $17,982. It’s the perfect starter home for a new sim or a couple starting out. With a spectacular view of the waterway, it’s landscaped with its namesake Birch trees. Even though it’s on a smaller lot, there’s a lot of useful space left outdoors for your sims to even expand their house. Very quiet neighborhood (considering it’s the only house on this block so far), with a park close by and a nice fishing spot right outside the back door.
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I’ve been thinking about doing this for awhile but since I’m so into building right now, I’ve decided to make my own custom world. This means everything from scratch. I’m starting off in my favorite section of Willow Creek. Since every town has 2 or 3 clusters with different lot sizes, I can make a range of homes in a certain theme or have similar styles. I’ve always felt Willow Creek was more of a suburban area, very quaint and with a lot of traditional style homes. This section has 5 lots, which will include a starter home (20 x 15) , 3 mid-level homes (20 x 30) and finally the larger lot (40 x 30) for a big family home. I may actually do 2 starters, 2 mids and the large home. Obviously starters will have to be less than $20k, the mid range homes will be up to $40k and the larger home can be over $100K. These homes have to be furnished or if not furnished be sufficient for someone to move in and furnish it with their starting balance. Oh and another thing, these homes must be landscaped. So if you’re not following along-
Willow Creek Neighborhood 1-
-2 Starter Homes under $20k, 2 Mid-Level Homes up to $40k and 1 large home worth over $100k.
-Must be landscaped and furnished or landscaped and have enough left over to furnish (for starter homes)
-Must have similar style, be it a roof style, exterior wall look, features, etc. Think of it as a neighborhood theme. They don’t have to be cookie cutter homes but the style of the neighborhood is important, ie no modern style homes next to a victorian style home.
I know there are probably challenges like this already but this is just my own personal challenge. In my neighborhood, all the homes will have Tree Themed Names. Just felt kinda fitting.
Unlike Sims 3, I try not to have too much custom content in my game. As much as I absolutely adore the eyes and hair, unless I really love it and want my sims to use it, I will clear it out, not like in sims 3 where I kept it because I would eventually use it. I am still looking for a nice set of default eyes because I want my sims to have pretty eyes but I want to see it as a trait passed on genetically to their kids. It’s my theory that if you have custom eyes, and you have a child your child can get any of those custom eyes in that line or it just finds something similar so it messes with genetics which as you can tell, I do not like. As I am playing the baby challenge, I also will be transitioning it into a legacy challenge once it is done. As you can see since Annabelle has the red hair and blue eyes, it’s easily passed onto her kids, unless they get their fathers traits.
Oh good lord, I got sidetracked.
So if I do have custom content it’s going to be stuff that’s not passed down like clothes or makeup, and my favorite of all my custom content is the 3D lashes from Kujiko. I absolutely love how eyelashes frame the eyes and I have tried the makeup layer ones but they just seemed off to me. These lashes use the glasses slot so you won’t be able to wear them with these lashes but I’m okay with that. There are so many options but I have a specific type I use on all my sims. If you look at Annabelles photo on that post you can clearly see her lashes.
An iPhone screenshot of her lashes zoomed in on her face!