Sims Community Challenge: Cosy Winterfest Neighbourhood

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It’s time for a new Sims Community Challenge and this time we want you to take our Sims 4 Cosy Homes neighbourhood shell and turn it into a festive family neighbourhood!

We wanted to create a challenge that would incorporate gameplay features from the new The Sims 4 For Rent expansion pack by utilising the option of having multiple homes on one lot. Once finished it could also be used to think outside of the box when completing the challenge with our shell. Of course, owning the new expansion pack is not compulsory at all!

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A completed #SCWinterfestCosy Shell using The Sims 4 Base Game and Holiday Pack

The Sims 4 Cosy Homes Challenge

Your challenge will be to take our Sims 4 Cosy Homes shell and turn it into a festive Winterfest Wonderland!

The aim of this Sims Community Challenge is to have fun and create the ultimate Mini Festive Winterfest Neighbourhood! There is a budget for this challenge, however, this is more of a guide. If you wish to go over the amount, that’s okay. We want players to push the boundaries and create their best festive renovations.

While the overall task for this The Sims 4 Cosy Homes challenge is straightforward, there are a handful of rules that will need to be followed.

Get to Know the Mini Neighbourhood

Want to take a closer look at the mini neighbourhood? Check out the gallery below to see previews of the empty shell and how it could look once you have put your own Winterfest spin on the shell!

There are three homes in total on this lot in varying sizes. Essentially they have been created to be family homes however furnish them in a Winterfest theme, however you wish. Each of the three shells has been given a basic layout to give you an idea as to how they could look.

Keep in mind, how these homes could look when using the new features from The Sims 4 For Rent expansion pack too!

Here is the lot in more detail!

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Challenge Guidelines

  • Create the ultimate Cosy Winterfest Community
  • Must be placed on any available 30×30 Lot you have free in your game and in any world
  • $100,000 is the budget for this Sims 4 Cosy Homes Challenge. However, as stated, if you wish to go over that’s fine. Let your festive creativity run free!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any packs that you currently own.
  • T.O.O.L & DEBUG Objects are allowed
  • Custom Content is not allowed
  • This is aimed to be a multipurpose lot to be used in The Sims 4 For Rent Pack upon release
  • You can not change the placement of the original internal. You may add extra walls/fences where needed. External walls are not allowed to be changed.
  • You can change the fence style but not the placement.
  • The Terrain Paint can be changed
  • The placement of the Windows and Doors as well as the style can be changed.
  • You may change the shape and style of the roofs used on the lot.

Note: If you do own The Sims 4 For Rent, feel free to utilise the new apartments feature to create even more homes within this small cosy neighbourhood!

Downloading The Challenge Shell

Interested and want to jump straight in and start renovating our shell? Here’s everything you need to know!

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  • Username: LeeksEverywhere
  • Build Name: SC Festive Homes Shell

Lot Information

  • Lot Size: 30×30 (Created in Newcrest)
  • Lot Value: §27,677
  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Packs Used: Base Game & Holiday Pack

Note: This build uses both the Base Game and the free Holiday Pack.

Festive Neighbourhood Showcase

Unlike previous Sims Community Challenges that we have run, we will not be holding a showcase for this challenge. Instead, we encourage those who have taken part to share their renovations on social media and The Gallery.

We can’t wait to see how you fix our build! Be sure to tag us on social media and use the #SCWinterfestCosy tag, so we can see any videos or screenshots you share!

Note: This build is a part of our Sims Community Challenges. To find out more about our original Sims Community Challenges, click here.

Next Steps

Once you’ve finished your build, you can share your Gallery IDs in the comments below or share your screenshots over in our SC Challenges channel on our Discord Server. Additionally, as stated above, you can share your transformations over on Social Media with the #SCWinterfestCosy tag!

Are you looking for more ways to experience something different in The Sims 4? We’ve got you covered with more original Sims Community ChallengesStory Starter Kits and more right here on Sims Community!

About the author


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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