The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Peaceful Patios Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 15 UNLOCKS: patios TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: make out couch


This quest unlocks patios to begin you need to find the woman wearing the hard hat in the park called Bree. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the make out couch, you can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to add patios but you won’t get the couch

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

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HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Times may vary depending on the star rating the item has

  • Talk to Bree- 1 minute (woman in hard hat)
  • Ponder in a chair- 2 minutes 24 seconds
  • Call a friend- 4 minutes
  • Call a cab to the DIY home (select option on a phone)

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  • Question Bree- 3 hours 30 minutes

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  • Join Bree for an interview- 18 hours 30 minutes
  • Watch the interview at the DIY home- 4 minutes 30 seconds (TV)

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  • Read the DIY magazine at the DIY home- 9 hours 30 minutes

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  • Have 2 sims at the DIY home
  • Discuss patios with a sim- 10 minutes (select interaction between two sims)

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  • Present ideas to Bree- 45 minutes

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  • Measure patio space- 18 hours 30 minutes (go to a sims home and click on the x near the mailbox)

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  • Finalise the patio plan- 6 hours 30 minutes (talk to Bree)

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  • Bake pumpkin pie at DIY home- 10 hours (can be started early, doesn’t have to be completed at the DIY house)
  • Prepare lemonade at the DIY home- 3 hours 10 minutes (fridge)

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  • Clean the DIY home- 1 day (cupboard)

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  • Buy outdoor decorations (spend S5,000- you can buy items such as fire pit, bamboo lamps or garden screens that cost in total at least S5,000)
  • Fall asleep in a bath- 2 hours 20 minutes (can be started early)
  • Hang out with a sim- 1 day (select interaction with another sim)

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  • Call Bree- 4 minutes (phone)
  • Build a patio (go to the home store and open the patio tab): To build a patio surface, touch and drag on the grass
    like building a room, green means you can build, red means that there is something in the way, you can also resize a patio by dragging the white highlighted edges.
    And like building a pool you can join patios together.

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  • Have 3 sims at DIY home
  • Have 3 sims party with Bree- 8 hours 30 minutes (outdoor stereo)

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  • Talk to Bree- 5 minutes
  • Have all sims leave DIY home (use the simtracker to send them home)

QUEST IS COMPLETE!


You can now add patios to your houses! Check out my Adding Patios post explaining how to add and customise your patios!

STARTING THE LOVEY DOVEY BALCONY QUEST: you need to have completed the multi story renovations quest then you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the patio quest!


Prize: Make Out Couch

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Cost? First one is free after that they cost S7,500 each

Where can it be found? It can be found in the living room section, teens can snuggle (one sim chills out- 8 minutes and the other selects snuggle- 16 minutes) adults can make out (one sim waits for make out partner- 8 minutes and the other selects make out- 16 minutes)

Is it worth it? It’s nice that teens can now cuddle together but it’s a strange prize for this quest! It’s different but I wouldn’t worry too much if you don’t complete in the time limit


Even if you don’t complete the quest in the time limit you will still unlock these patio tables and chairs:

All of these items can be found in the outdoor furniture section and the chairs can also be found in the dining room section


STARTING THE BALCONY QUEST: you need to have completed the multi story renovations quest then you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the patio quest!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Find Bree (the woman in the hard hat) in the park to start this quest

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I call a cab to the DIY house?
Using a phone

What do you mean when you say a goal can be started early?
Any goal that you can normally do can be started early because you will have access to it and any goal that you can’t normally do you will have to wait until you get the goal to be able to complete it
The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work

I can’t complete the goal to buy outdoor decorations, why?
You need to buy from the outdoor decorations section only

How much does it cost to build a patio?
The cheapest is S3,000 for 2×1

I had all sims leave the DIY home but it didn’t complete the goal, why?
Try and have all your sims not doing any action, this sometimes makes the game recognise you have completed that goal

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The make out couch

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the ability to build patios before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

I have finished this quest but I can’t start the balcony quest yet, why?
You need to wait 24 hours after completing this quest before you can start the balcony quest


Last updated January 2017

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591 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Peaceful Patios Quest

  1. Love your blog! It’s very helpful, so thank you for that!

    Question: do we get to keep the DIY house once the quest is complete?

  2. Have done this quest and made all sims leave the house weeks ago. I today went to the park and see the nanny but it tells me I ha to finish the quest??? I have! Do you know how to fix this glitch if that is what it is ?

    • Did a pop up appear saying you completed it? or is it still in your queue?
      If it said you completed it you may want to contact EA to see if they can fix this issue for you as unfortunately I cannot fix technical issues.

  3. I finished this quest within the time limit and i didn’t receive the make-out couch… Please help me with this glitch! Thanks!! 😊BTW I love your blog! It’s really interesting and helpful! 😊

  4. Thanks a lot for this blog. Really great.I just wanted to ask you which quest/task unlocks the free DIY home.

  5. Hi! I’m still doing the padio quest because when my sim has to buy 5000 simolons for the padio, the button won’t pop up. So I’ve been stuck like this for at least 2 months. Do you think you can help? 😕

  6. hi, please how do i contact EA. the woman with the hard hat had been in my park for the past 2 months and i cant talk to her.

  7. I bought outdoor furniture which are worth 5000 simoleans but they don’t let me move on.. ANYONE KNOWS WHY???? what have I done wrong omg

  8. What exactly does it mean when the purple text says can start early? I tried with baking the pumpkin pie at the diy home but it didn’t count toward completing the task, so I had to do it again? Any thoughts? Thanks! This blog is soooo helpful!

  9. Hi, I have completed the quest and won the couch but it will not let me place it onto my patio 😦 any ideas? The patio is huge and now I have no money left to do anything else, feel cheated.

      • Omg how stupid I didn’t think of that, I just assumed by winning it on the patio quest it was for a patio lol, thank you for replying, I now have the make out couch in my sims lounge, best site ever!

  10. Thank you for your blog. It is really helpful and props to you for answering the same question over and over! I would have gotten frustrated with everyone asking why they can’t get past the buy $5000 in outdoor decorations (when they are actually buying furniture!) you seem so kind and patient. I look forward to your urban furniture post when they roll out that quest!

  11. your blog very helpfully me 🙂 but i have problem. i take and finish DIY homes Peaceful Patios quest when i level 26. i take the quest today 🙂 that means , i have to wait 24 hours to get a quest Lovey – Dovey Balcony? now im free dont have any quest. pls help me thanks…

  12. I didn’t get to finish the quest in time but I really want the couch.. Any ideas how to get it?? Thanks!!

  13. I noticed at the DIY house that they have dark Scandinavian patio tiles, but when building my own patio there wasn’t an option to buy those kind of tile. Besides buying the DIY house and expanding the patio their, is there any other way to get that kind of patio? Thanks! This blog is really helpful!

  14. I got to the last step, Have all sims leave DIY home, and sent everyone home–but the quest is still stuck on that step, and won’t move on. Now I can’t get to the DIY home anymore, and can’t do anything else to fix it. Please help if you can. ): ):

  15. I think I broke the game, I left the house for the have all sims leave the diy home and it didn’t give me the achievement

  16. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PEACEFUL PATIOS

    please read the post and these questions before asking

    How do I start this discovery quest?
    Find Bree (the woman in the hard hat) in the park to start this quest

    Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
    You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

    Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
    Yes you can

    Do I have to do this quest?
    If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

    I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
    Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

    How do I call a cab to the DIY house?
    Using a phone

    What do you mean when you say a goal can be started early?
    Any goal that you can normally do can be started early because you will have access to it and any goal that you can’t normally do you will have to wait until you get the goal to be able to complete it
    The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work

    I can’t complete the goal to buy outdoor decorations, why?
    You need to buy from the outdoor decorations section only

    How much does it cost to build a patio?

    The cheapest is S3,000 for 2×1

    I had all sims leave the DIY home but it didn’t complete the goal, why?
    Try and have all your sims not doing any action, this sometimes makes the game recognise you have completed that goal

    What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
    The make out couch

    What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
    Yes you have to finish it to unlock the ability to build patios before you can move onto the next quest

    I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
    No, you cannot redo quests

    Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
    No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

    I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
    No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

    Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
    Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

    Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
    This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

    I have finished this quest but I can’t start the balcony quest yet, why?
    You need to wait 24 hours after completing this quest before you can start the balcony quest

  17. Hello. I am not able to complete the “Buy S5000 worth of outdoor decorations” I am buying them from the outdoor decoration slot but I never pass it. I bought multiple firepits… Plants and lawn chairs but I never pass this quest

  18. Hii I’ve started the patio quest, will I should say barely stared because I can’t find Bree in the park! Can you please help

  19. I am so happy to have found your site. I find Sims a little difficult with absolutely no instruction and your directions are absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for what you do. 💙

  20. When you posted how many hours this quest would take back to back, does the time include starting a quest early?
    Btw this blog is very useful

  21. Hey! I find your blog very helpful. Every time I have a question or a quest, I will keep a tab open of your blog. I was wondering how many squares this couch takes up?

    Thanks! xx

  22. I have a question- I was at the point where the DIY quest said to have all Sims leave the DIY house. Not all my Sims have been there, and now the call cab option is missing. WHat can I do?

  23. I already leave the DIY house through the simtracker but the quest somehow hasn’t ended yet. I don’t get it. Can you please help me?

    • Answered in the FAQs on this post: I had all sims leave the DIY home but it didn’t complete the goal, why?
      Try and have all your sims not doing any action, this sometimes makes the game recognise you have completed that goal

  24. For the party with Bree I use LPs to end one sims action but the other two still is partying with Bree will I have to do over the action?

  25. After the quest I wanted my sim to hold her baby but then it glitched! It said she was holding her baby but the baby was floating in the air and it said she could still do tasks like sleeping or something… I don’t know what to do I refreshed it but it didn’t work what do I do!?!?

      • Along with that, what do you mean by this: ‘The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work’?

      • That is how you do a task early, so you send a sim to a different house and put them on a task, for example if you had a quest goal to grow strawberries you can start a sim in a different house growing strawberries before you reach this goal. Then you stay away from that house until you reach the goal, then you can go to that house and complete it straight away saving you 1 day of the time limit. If you went to the house before you got the goal and the task was complete it wouldn’t count and you would have to start growing the strawberries again.

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