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



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)


  • Question Bree- 3 hours 30 minutes


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


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


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


  • Present ideas to Bree- 45 minutes


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


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


  • 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)


  • Clean the DIY home- 1 day (cupboard)


  • 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)


  • 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.


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


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


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


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!


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 2019


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

  1. I don’t have the tabs to build the fences or customise the patio I did the quest a long time ago and I think I compleated it

    Can you help at all ???

  2. I flipped love your blog. I go on this blog anytime I want to figure out stuff but I have a question can I start the cleaning the diy house early? Thanks so much for your blog and keep up the great job😊

  3. Hi, I saw your picture you are really pretty. You are also really good at gaming and your blogs are really useful. I wish you health, and I know that I am not the only one that thinks so. Your blogs help me so much and I really hope you get paid well from making these. But, whenever you are feeling sad, scared, worried, mad, or depressed, just remember you are helping millions of people out there and we really thank you for it. I am not expecting you to reply, but this is just so you know, not to get attention. Once again I wish you health and love, and a nice life.

  4. HI quick question how early can you start the things you CAN start early? Thanks for all the help and keep up the great job 😊😜❤️

    • You can start them as early as you want to, you just need to remember to stay away from the house you are starting the goal early in until you get the goal in the quest otherwise it won’t complete the goal

  5. When you have to “Party with Bree” using the outdoor stereo:

    It’s roughly 8hours to complete this task, so would I need 8LPs to complete it since it’s a group task or would I need 8LPs for each sim = 24LPs?

  6. I already completed the quest and was able to build a patio already but I can’t find the make out couch in the homestore, I already tried to look for it in the living room,outdoor furniture and my inventory section. Help? Thanks!

  7. I bought outdoor decorations from the home store tgat cost more than 5000, but It shows I didn’t complete it. Why?

  8. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on this? My toddler got stuck at the DIY home and now I can’t retrieve him. I tried contacting support, but have had no response.

    • How strange, if you can’t use the simtracker to whistle him to a different house then I’m not sure what else to suggest, sorry! Unfortunately I am unable to fix technical issues like this so only the makers will be able to help you, if they don’t reply within a week or so then contact them again.

  9. It would be cool if you added info on weather theres a following quest or not and if there is what the quest would be so that we are prepared. Thanks that would be helpful.

  10. So I haven’t played this game in a while and realized I haven’t completed this quest. I can’t find Bree but I can have one of my sims call and take a cab to the DIY home but I don’t know where to go from there because I don’t remember where I left off. Any suggestions ?

    • I never said you did, it says at the bottom of this post that you need to complete the multi story renovations quest before you can complete the lovey-dovey balcony quest which is the next one in this set.

  11. Thank you so much for all of the amazing blogs that you do. You are awesome, truly. I hope for the best that you have a great life. You make us smile everyday. Millions of people are filled with joy from your blogs. I just wanted to thank you so much!

  12. I already bought the $5000 worth outdoor decoration from its section. But it doesn’t want to progress. It is just staying put. It did not say it was completed and also did not bring a new task. Why..?

  13. Só, couldn’t start the quest because I first needed to finish the “stairs” one (sorry forgot the name), so then I finished the “stairs” one (sorry again) and then I went to look for her at the park and she’s not there, I am now on level 20 and nothing, what should I do???

  14. Hi, can I build a patio on first floor? If yes, how? I want to build a patio and not a balcony as this will lead to a pool on first floor.

  15. Hi there! Wondering if you could help me , the Patio quest task I’ve completed all the tasks & the last task is to send all sims home of the sims tracker , i did so! All sims are home and the challange hasn’t complete? I was wondering is this a glitch ?
    Thank you

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