Hey Simmers, JazzyRosee here! Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Jazzy and I am a long time Sims player, mainly focusing on building. I’ve just joined The Sims Community as a Community Reporter and I can’t wait to get even more involved with our wonderful community.
For my first article, I wanted to kick off my weekly series, focusing 5 cc free builds that have really caught my eye. So here we go, my first weekly roundup of my fave builds! This week we’re looking at some of my favourite Discover University builds, enjoy!
1. Fountain Of Knowledge
Origin ID: Phirehero
Lot Size: 50×40
So if you know me, you will know I have been a fan of Phirehero’s builds for ages. He is quite honestly an absolute sims building legend in my eyes, and he really shows off his imagination in this stunning library.
The first thing that strikes you when you download this build is the wonderfully unique exterior. As per any Phirehero build, his landscaping is spot on, but then you see the unique entrance and overall shape of this build and honestly it’s amazing to think this came out of one persons brain! My favourite part of the landscaping might just be the super cool fountain design he has built around the back of the library.
In terms of the facilities, this library has everything a student needs and more. Private study rooms, and even a cute little courtyard (also please can we just appreciate the attention to detail with the books under the tree and everything) to study in if your sim loves to be surrounded by nature. There’s even a yoga mat for students who need a little rest in between study sessions.
2. The Fox & Hounds Pub
Origin ID: Ninnster
Lot Size: 20×20
Ninnster has been one of my favourite Sims 4 builders for a long time, and what I really enjoy about her builds is her attention to detail. I mean look, she’s even built a little London style red phone box out the front, how cool is that?!
Ninnster says in the builds bio that “It offers affordable drinks, recreational activities such as ping pong and darts, and it has a private lounge that can be rented for club events”.
Now this pub may be small, but don’t let its size fool you. It’s full of charm, charisma and is oozing with personality. Downstairs you are greeted with a traditional style pub, inclusive of bar, wooden tables and stools and a dart board.
The second floor is a lot quirkier with ping pong tables, chess boards and cozy sofas; the ultimate hangout space. When you go up to the third floor, you think you know what’s coming next, but oh my was I wrong! Suddenly you feel like you’ve been transported to a different era. You feel as if you’re in an old, stylish Victorian living room, fit with floor length curtains, a cozy fireplace and a luxurious seating area.
3. Honeydew Field Capsules
Origin ID: Nettue
Lot Size: 20×15
When I first stumbled across this build on twitter, I instantly fell in love with the unique exterior and those beautiful round windows. I never would have thought to use the ROM round windows in such a modern build.
Inside the capsules the students are greeted with delightfully small bedrooms. But size isn’t everything! The rooms are bright, colourful and fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, small computer desk and bookcase. Everything a student needs to get started. Even en-suite bathrooms!
If I was a student again (in my dreams), I would definitely choose these cool capsules. Definitely accommodation for the more hipster students out there!
4. The Raw Dorm – With Cafe
Origin ID: Pheophe
Lot Size: 40×30
Now, this is a build I wish I had the stamina and creativity to complete! I was first taken with the exterior style of these dorms; I’m a real sucker for any build with an industrial style! The build also has really cool landscaping, fit with space for students to park their bikes (p.s. still can’t get over the fact we have bikes).
These dorms have some really stylish communal areas, I especially like the kitchen. Also, just you wait until you see the library, it’s so extra!! It’s so perfectly cluttered and they have really gone to town on the debug detail which I can really appreciate.
The dorm rooms themselves are really lovely and spacious, fit with everything a student will need. There’s a mix of double and single rooms. What really stands out in this build for me is the third floor basketball court, the attention to detail is wild and makes the perfect student hangout. Just you wait until you see it!
5. Britechester’s Bean Bar
Origin ID: SimrisYT
Lot Size: 20×15
Now anyone who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with coffee, so as soon as I saw the words ‘bean bar’ I was instantly hooked!
So the first thing I loved about this cafe was the size, I am a sucker for a mini build. I think 20×15 is perfect to achieve a really cozy, personal feel for a cafe. I can just imagine myself pitching up here for the day with a cosy cardigan and a giant mug of coffee.
One thing that really stands out in this cafe for me is the study space. Not only does it have study desks with pcs, but it also has a debate room.
Finally, just when you think you’ve seen it all, you discover the basement with the absolute coziest hang out space. It’s quite honestly adorable.