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The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: Nature’s Balance


Can these free spirits really throw away the trappings of modern life and live off the grid?

Welcome to our twelfth official Sims 4 Story Starter Kit! If you missed all the info on Story Starter Kits, you can read more about what they are and how they work in our introductory article!

This month, we’re bringing you a married couple who’ve recently made a huge lifestyle change. They’ve cast aside all their modern comforts and poured all their savings into living a completely self sustainable life but how long will last?

Story Starter Kit: Nature’s Balance

Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: Nature's Balance
Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: Nature’s Balance

Addison and Hannah met each other in college and hit it off right away; they were both passionate about the environment and living sustainably and they shared the same dream of getting away from modern life and living a simple life in harmony with nature. They were completely in love but sometimes, love just isn’t enough. Life pulled them in different directions after graduation. Hannah wound up as a hostess at a chain restaurant with very little opportunity for advancement. Addison got a job as a receptionist at a dental office. As it turns out, college degrees don’t get you much of anywhere these days.

When Hannah came in for a tooth cleaning and saw Addison again, it reignited both their romance and their zest for life that the world had sucked out of them. They knew they couldn’t ever let anything come between them again. They got married and poured all their life savings into building their own home from the ground up on a remote island in Windenburg. Their new home was not connected to the power grid. No electricity. No running water. And the closest shops were a boat ride away on the mainland. They would be providing for themselves; growing and catching their own food, gathering their own water, and reading by candlelight. They wanted to go back in time. It was their dream come true… but will it stay their dream or become a nightmare?

Neither Addison or Hannah have any experience living off the grid. They’re both city slickers. Sure, they’re good at gardening and cooking and Addison knows how to use a hammer but that doesn’t necessarily make someone self-sufficient. Their home is also tiny and Hannah and Addison have very different housekeeping habits. Will Addison’s messiness drive neat-freak Hannah up the wall? And what about the future? Addison dreams of adopting a bunch of kids and raising a big happy family someday soon once they get used to life out here but where will they put all those kids? And the adoption agency might take issue with their off the grid lifestyle. Hannah’s not sure Addison’s thought about all those obstacles.

Love wasn’t enough to keep them together the first time… but it HAS to be enough the second time around. Right?

Story Starter Kit Household Info:

Addison Sheffield
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Romantic Interests: Women
  • WooHoo Interests: Women
  • Romantic Exploration?: No
  • Traits: Family-Oriented, Loves Outdoors, Slob, Collector (Bonus)
  • Aspiration: Freelance Botanist
  • Likes: Brown, Green, Blues Music, Gardening, Handiness
  • Dislikes: Red, Hip Hop Music, Cooking
  • Skills: Gardening (4), Handiness (3), Fishing (3)
  • Career: Unemployed
  • Relationships: Hannah Sheffield (Wife)
  • Packs Used: Get Together
Hannah Sheffield
  • Age: Young Adult
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Romantic Interests: Women
  • WooHoo Interests: Women
  • Romantic Exploration?: No
  • Traits: Neat, Foodie, Bookworm, Essence of Flavour (Bonus)
  • Aspiration: Master Chef
  • Likes: Brown, Classical Music, Cooking
  • Dislikes: Blue, Pop Music, Handiness
  • Skills: Cooking (5), Gourmet Cooking (3), Charisma (2)
  • Career: Unemployed
  • Relationships: Addison Sheffield (Wife)
  • Packs Used: Get Together

Household Notes:

  • This Story Starter Kit household should be able to purchase their lot with their default starting funds. Make sure you import the family into CAS, then move them in. If you move them into a home straight from the Gallery, they will not have the funds I set for them.

Self Sustained

Are you tired of the rat race? Do you long for a simpler life without the day-to-day distractions of wi-fi and cable and traffic? Do you wish to be self-sufficient? This home is for you! This small, modest, but charming and cozy single level home is not connected to the power grid. It has everything Sims need to provide for themselves. A pond for fishing and gathering water, garden planters to grow your own food, an ice box for food storage, and plumbing and appliances that do not require power.

Story Starter Kit Lot Info:

  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Price: §33,493
  • Size: 20×20
  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 1
  • Lot Traits: None
  • Lot Challenges: Off The Grid
  • Packs Used: Get Together
The Sims 4 Story Starter Kit: Mommy Dearest

Your Sims 4 Story Starter Kit is waiting for you! Get The Household and The Lot by downloading them from the official Gallery Website linked on the buttons below. Or, follow SnarkyWitch in the Gallery and look for Nature’s Balance and Self Sustained!


Looking for a guide on how to live your Sims life Off The Grid? Check out our latest guide!

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