The Sims Freeplay- Houseboats Guide

This guide will show you each of the houseboats available on the mysterious island and my opinion of each one to help you decide which one you would like to build first, they all cost social points and I have included the prices so you can start to save up while you work on unlocking a houseboat plot.

The time it takes to build a house increases with every house you build (this includes houseboats)
The boats are, click the links below to head straight to that part of this post:

How do I unlock houseboat plots?

There are 4 houseboat plots to unlock, each monument unlocks a houseboat plot once you reach level 5 on that monument Which means if you are past level 33 and have reached at least level 5 on each monument you will have unlocked all of the houseboat plots! (read my monuments post here for more information)

The Tiny Tight Pocket- 3/5

Grid Size: 6×12

This is the cheapest houseboat but it still costs 20SP which I think is just a bit excessive for what you get. It’s a one story, one bedroom houseboat that could fit 2 sims in (but it may be a bit of a squeeze) it has a good sized bathroom but I don’t like that the wardrobe had to be put in there, it just doesn’t work, if you need a wardrobe maybe you could replace that with a chest of drawers, that would look better. I think the kitchen and living area are really nice, they are a good size and they have managed to fit a dining table in! The bedroom and outside areas are a little cramped but overall I think its a nice little starter boat and an extra floor could always be added!

Cost: 20SP
Floors: One

The Cavernous Cruiser- 4/5

Grid Size: 6×12

This is a two story houseboat with room for 3 sims to live here, again the price is quite expensive, it will cost you 40SP!
I really like this houseboat, it has good sized living areas and I think the kitchen and bathroom sizes work well for this, but you could always make the dining area smaller and make those two rooms bigger, if you really wanted!
There is a good sized bedroom upstairs which has three single beds in it but you could always turn that into one big master bedroom for a couple or even put the bathroom up there!
It even has a garden plot outside the house and a good sized garden area.

Cost: 40SP
Floors: Two

NOTE: Complete the multi story renovations quest to be able to build this houseboat

The Pint-Sized Prince- 4/5

Grid Size: 8×18

This is a one story houseboat that costs a staggering 65SP! You don’t actually get that much for your money with any of these houseboats.
This is a good sized houseboat for a family of 4 but they have substituted the garden area for those extra and larger rooms which is a shame.
But saying that, the layout of the house is good, I do like the living area, it’s a great size and is open plan into the dining area. There is even a games room with a ships wheel in it which is a nice decoration. The kitchen and bathroom again are good sized and this bathroom even has a bath in it!

Cost: 65SP
Floors: One

The Royal Wavecutter- 4.5/5

Grid Size: 8×18

This is a really beautiful looking houseboat but it will cost you 100SP! It’s a two story, two bedroom house with a double bed in each so two couples could fit in here easily or one of them could be a child’s bedroom.
Downstairs there are two really good sized rooms, the kitchen and the living room, the dining table is right in the corner of the kitchen but I think it would look better moved over.
Glass doors lead out to the outside area which has a small swimming pool in it- I love it! However it does mean there is no room for gardening plots but I can forgive that!
There is a nice size bathroom upstairs but no bath although that could be easily added.

Cost: 100SP
Floors: Two

NOTE: Complete the multi story renovations quest to be able to build this houseboat

Want to build a houseboat without social points? Find out how here:


Part One: Unfurnished Studio, Furnished Townhouse, Family Home, 1 Story Mansion, Empty Lot, The Sanctuary, Dark Secret, Skater’s Dream Pad, Medieval Castle, Designer Home and Player Designed House

Part Two: Japanese Retreat, Sci Fi Shuttle, Neo Tokyo, Geek Heaven, Sim Cinema, Hallway House, Two Story Mansion and Scandinavian House

Part Three: Templates

Part Four: Penthouse & 3 Story Apartments

Part Five: Prize Houses


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