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Sims 4 Tiny Home

With The Sims 4 Growing Together released, let’s build a tiny family home for a household looking to start a family of their own!

We recently shared the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. Created by fellow Staff Member, SnarkyWitch, the multipurpose venue allows you to honor Sims after they have passed away. Perfect for both legacy players and storytellers. While this build focuses on celebrating lost loved ones, we wanted our Sims to have a home to start their own legacies. This is where today’s Family Home comes from.

Even though we say a Family Home, there is a slight twist. This isn’t just any home. It is a tiny family home. Using The Sims 4 Tiny Living Stuff Pack, we wanted to add a slight challenge to creating this home.

Finding the Perfect Location

Before we start building this tiny family home, we first need to decide on the perfect location!

The Sims 4 Nookstone Premade Lot.

After some deliberation, we settled on the Nookstone lot in Oasis Springs. Although this 20×15 lot it is currently occupied, we are going to give it the Tiny Living makeover it deserves.

Firstly, we must swap the Lot type from standard Residential to Tiny Home Residential. Upon doing so, we can see that this lot is just over the requirements for a Small Home.

Tiny Home Residential Specifications

There are three tiers of Tiny Homes that you can have using the pack.

  • Tier 1 Micro Home – 32 Tiles Max
  • Tier 2 Tiny Home – 64 Tiles Max
  • Tier 3 Small Home – 100 Tiles Max

For our build, we are going to set a target of creating a Small Family Home for our Sims. While it will still be small, hopefully, it will still remain spacious to some degree.

Of course, depending on what tier you go for, you will also have some Lot Perks. As our The Sims Family Home is a Tier 3 Small Home, we will gain two Lot Perks!

The Sims 4 Tiny Living: All About Lot Perks
The Sims 4 Tiny Living – Tier 3, Small Home Lot Perks

Getting Started

So, with the basics sorted. It was time to get building our family home for our Sims. However, there was one more choice to make. Do we start with a fresh empty Lot or give Nookstone a makeover?

While it would be easy to simply make over the Nookstone, we wanted our family home to have its own charm. With a nice view of the lower Oasis Springs area and the famous dinosaur sculpture, this lot has plenty to offer, despite its small size.

The Sims 4, Nookstone Lot in Oasis Springs

There was a lot of experimenting when trying to create the family home shell. In the end, we went with drawing several ‘box style’ rooms and creating a shape that would work. There’s a lot that needs to be placed within this new Family Home for our Sims.

The initial number of tiles used was 96. This included the decked areas at the front and back of the lot. While building up another level is a possible option if needed, then it is likely the decked area would need to be removed or reduced in size to allow this.

The Sims 4 Tiny Family Home Shell

Furnishing our Tiny Family Home

Now here comes the fun part!

This Tiny Family Home is to be furnished using objects from The Sims 4 Base Game and the Tiny Living Stuff Pack. Both offer a wide range of objects that can be used and easily swapped out for items that come in the upcoming Growing Together Expansion Pack.

The vision for furnishing the lot was to have an open-plan living space, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Definitely tricky with the smaller space, but we’re sure it will work out!

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Figuring out the layout was interesting. As you start creating rooms, you’re wondering if they are big enough for everything you want to put in there. They look too small initially, but still, you know somehow it will all come together.

After about an hour, our The Sims Family Home was starting to look like a home. Even after starting to place objects, there were a number of layout and placement changes.

Here’s a look at the overhead view of our Sims Family Home!

The Sims 4 Tiny Family Home Overhead View

What do you think of the finished family home for our new Sims? Take a look at the gallery below for a closer look!

How to Download this Sims Family Home

Do you want to download this house into your own game? Here’s everything you need to know!

  • Lot Name: Tiny Family Home
  • Gallery ID: LeeksEverywhere
  • Lot Size: 20×15
  • Cost: $43,109
  • Lot Challenges/Perks: No Challenges but has the Lot Perks of Lighten The Load & Feelin’ Fine All The Time
  • Packs Used: The Sims 4 Base Game & The Sims 4 Tiny Living

Now, you can also create your own version of our shell by downloading the Small Family Home Shell by using the same Gallery ID details listed above!

However, despite the challenges that came with creating this home, it came together really well overall. There are definitely aspects of the build we would do differently. Probably even change the layout of the shell altogether but it works as a starting home for our Sims.

The addition of the two smaller nooks that are featured towards the back of the house, while currently used as a reading area and study area, could also easily be changed out depending on what suits your Sims Family’s needs!

One thing that wasn’t set in stone initially was a budget for this build. However, by using the empty shell, a starter home-friendly version could easily be created!

Are you planning on creating a new family home for your Sims in The Sims 4 Growing Together? Let us know in the comments below!

About the author

Krista

Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff. You'll usually find me hanging out in our Discord, in-game or creating articles!

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