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10 Base Game Family Starters (No CC)

by Yogi-Tea Posted 1st Mar 2014 at 5:39 PM - Updated 1st Mar 2014 at 6:11 PM by Yogi-Tea : fixed typo & thumb pic
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This is a small collection of family starter homes for The Sims 3. These houses were particularly made for families with many children and all of them were built with base game objects only. All lot sizes can be added with the World Editor if not already available in your game. Just make sure to choose a flat area to place the lot, otherwise you may need to edit the borders of the lot before you can use it. You may also will need to correct the terrain paint of the lot unless you place it on a similar ground.

The Lot Basics

All houses have at least basic furnishings and most of them include a toy chest for the children. A few houses are decorated with some plants, curtains, wall art and/or things like that. Some of them have extras like a vegetable garden, an easel, additional toys etc. and all lots with a garden have some sort of landscaping. Please see lot details for special features.

The houses were built for families with 3-6 children. Most bedrooms are made either for children or teenagers, however, some houses have a crib included in the master bedroom or an additional room with a crib. Some houses require to have at least one teenager or even grandparents (or other adults) included in the family to have enough money to buy the house.

The Basic Interior
  • bed, dresser
  • sofa and/or armchair(s), bookshelf
  • stove, kitchen counter, sink, fridge, waste bin, dining table, chairs
  • shower or bath tub, toilet, washing basin, mirror
For special notes regarding extras or alterations please see lot details in spoilers below.



A copy of each house ran through a short functioning and gameplay test with 4-5 sims (mixed ages) – all lots are playable, however, your sims may complain about cheap furnishings and cheap household appliances.

Only The Sims 3 Base Game required.
No Custom Content used/included.
Built/saved with Base Game Version 1.67
Cheats used: moveobjects (for objects, plants etc), buydebug (for vegetables and extra items), constrainfloorelevation and placefriezes.
Some roofs have different heights and will snap back to normal if you adjust the roof height with the slider.

Lot Size: see lot descriptions
Lot Price: see lot descriptions

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy for Custard (used to check the files before uploading)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ALL_10_Basegame_Family_Starters.rar | Description: 1-10 Suburbia Avenue - ALL 10 Basegame Family Starte Houses in one file 5.54 MB 1,542 1st Mar 2014
1, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 15x10 / Lot Price 20,365 (furnished) - 14,610 (unfurnished) 567.7 KB 113 1st Mar 2014
2, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 15x10 / Lot Price 20,129 (furnished) - 13,134 (unfurnished) 593.6 KB 133 1st Mar 2014
3, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 20,380 (furnished) - 13,485 (unfurnished) 486.9 KB 148 1st Mar 2014
4, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 15x10 / Lot Price 20,477 (furnished) - 13,840 (unfurnished) 626.8 KB 141 1st Mar 2014
5, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 20,072 (furnished) - 12,857 (unfurnished) 578.2 KB 100 1st Mar 2014
6, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 21,976 (furnished) - 15,137 (unfurnished) 581.7 KB 118 1st Mar 2014
7, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 21,212 (furnished) - 14,906 (unfurnished) 597.8 KB 139 1st Mar 2014
8, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 21,990 (furnished) - 16,997 (unfurnished) 560.4 KB 103 1st Mar 2014
9, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 25,487 (furnished) - 19,091 (unfurnished) 561.8 KB 123 1st Mar 2014
10, Suburbia Avenue.rar | Description: Lot Size: 20x15 / Lot Price 25,477 (furnished) - 19,411 (unfurnished) 522.4 KB 112 1st Mar 2014
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!
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

Built with Game Version: 1.67

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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #residential, #basegame, #base game, #family, #families, #starter, #starters, #no cc