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The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Basement of Kings Quest


LEVEL UNLOCKS: 17 (complete the balcony quest first) UNLOCKS: basements TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: diy home

To start this quest you need to have first completed the lovey-dovey balconies quest (it will take 24 hours for this quest to show once that quest has been completed) then go to the park and find the woman wearing the hard hat, click on her to start this quest

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

How long does this quest take to complete?

Times may vary depending on what star rating the item has.

  • Cheer up Bree- 5 minutes
  • Accompany Bree to the DIY home (tap on Bree)


  • Check simbook on a computer- 41 minutes
  • Vote obsessively on a computer- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Join Bree for an interview- 1 day
  • Study the basement at the DIY home- 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 20150525-184222.jpgPlay with a pet at home- 41 minutes (TIP: you can use a puppy or kitten and it will only take 10 minutes!)
  • 20150525-184248.jpgHave a pet find 3 treasures (click on a pet and select the option, it MUST be an adult dog or cat to get the option)


  • Share knowledge with Bree- 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Ask Bree about poll- 35 minutes
  • Grow strawberries- 1 day (can be started early)
  • Make a double shot of coffee- 48 seconds
  • Bring food to Bree- 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Tell a joke to Bree- 25 minutes (if she is still eating send that sim home and send another sim to the DIY house, this should fix that issue)
  • Build a basement

To build a basement, touch and drag anywhere within the area, you cannot build on swimming pools though

  • Buy furniture and electronics (worth S2,000)
  • Watch the ultimate movie marathon on TV- 19 hours


  • Check in with Bree- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Hug Bree- 45 minutes
  • Have all sims leave the DIY house
  • Pump up the fans on a computer- 15 hours


The Adding Basements post will explain how to add basements to your sims houses

Prize: DIY Home

On a premium lot:





On a standard lot:

Is it worth it? Yes, if you like the DIY home then it is definitely worth completing this quest on time! And an added extra it has a pool in the garden!

Cost: First one is free after that they cost simoleons, amount varies depending on how many houses you have already built.

Thanks for reading!

Please note this quest was correct at time of writing, it may change.


please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Once you have completed the balcony quest you need to wait 24 hours then you can 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

Is it possible to complete the goal to play with a pet if I don’t own a pet?
No, you will need to build the pet store and buy a pet to complete this goal, it cannot be done at a neighbours

What pets can you use for the play with a pet goal?
Adult dogs, cats or dragons and kittens and puppies can also be used now

Help! Bree is stuck in the middle of the table
Try restarting your device, this should fix the issue

Bring food to Bree gets stuck at 100%, what should I do?
You may have to use 1LP to complete this task

How much does it cost to build a basement?
The cheapest is S8000 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?
DIY Home

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 basements 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

NOTE: Last updated during the Halloween 2015 update.


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380 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Basement of Kings Quest

  1. Hey! So I was someone who was very concerned about not having a full grown pet too (I just have a puppy and kitten who obviously can’t find treasure). But some time after I had given up I sent one of my sims fishing and he was swallowed by that huge carp where you can hit the bubble to get xp or $$ and sometimes LP. Anyway I collected all three of the bubbles and apparently that now passes as having your pet find three treasures. Definitely a good option for people who don’t have the LP to get an adult pet though it could take some time.

  2. When you have a task to have a pet find treasures, it completes when you go fishing and be eaten by sim eating fish. Ha ha xD

  3. Hey there! In your pics of the DIY home, it appears that the Singing Salmon is included with the house (in the basement> room with couch and chair> on the wall next to one of the fish posters- just as it is in the Peaceful Patios discovery quest I’m on). Is it in fact included? I’m trying to plan out, level up, complete goals/hobbies/discovery quests and ultimately delay the ever-so-dreaded Life, Dreams, and Legacies quest to get that limited time prize >.<

    Also (and my apologies for this being unrelated) did you happen to close out/disable the comments on the most recent Urban Furniture Event blog? I made a comment on there a week or so ago and it hasn't shown yet…(or did I do something wrong? =p)

    Thank you so very much for doing what you do to help out! You are so kind & patient!

    • Yes the singing salmon is in the DIY house, everything you see in the picture is in that house when you unlock it 🙂

      I did close the comments on the urban furniture post, I do this when the event is over. Its been a stressful few weeks so I have just gotten around to that comment and your email, sorry for the slow replies!

  4. I don’t have a pet how do I complete this discovery quest without a pet and the pet store cost 275,00 and I don’t have that much

  5. I haven’t done the puppy odyssey quest yet 😥…what do I do with the task here which requires a pet at home?
    I built the pet store— will I be able to buy a pet without completing the quest related to that?

  6. The study basement at the DIY home task was 3 hours and 30 minutes for me. It must have changed with the latest update.

  7. The play with pet option took me five minutes with an Adult cat and 9 minutes with a kitten. I think they updated it..

  8. Hi . I was understood that we get what we see in your post above . but Im confuse, as in your pic of diy prize shown that at the basement it was a normal couch instead of make love couch (pardon me I don’t know what its called). I don’t mind if its just a normal couch but I would love to win the make love couch ( pardon me again for it’s name). Thank you 💞

  9. It won’t let me play with pet. Only pet or praise. Help please!

  10. Play with the per is 45 minutes

  11. I planted the strawberries but they turned into the sim-eating plant instead. The task was considered complete so I moved on to making double shot coffee and giving food to Bree. However, after I finished the latter, the task wasn’t considered complete. Is it because of the strawberries?

  12. I have completed the lovey dovey balcony quest but Bree isn’t anywhere in the park. Do you know why? I completed the lovey dovey balcony quest yesterday morning.

  13. You can built the DIY homes in a standard home lot.

  14. I noticed that the balcony in the DIY home is on top of the house’s roof- how do you do that?

  15. It looks like they changed the strawberry task and you have to plant them at the DIY home now. I started planting them early, but when the task came up, it said they had to be planted at the DIY home. The strawberries I planted at a different house didn’t complete the task.

    You also have to complete the voting obsessively task at the DIY home as well. At least that’s what the task said. I didn’t try it at a different home, so I’m not sure if it would still work outside the DIY home.

    • You definitely can still plant them at a different house if you start it early, I did it yesterday 🙂 you just have to stay away from that house until you get the task, it won’t work if they finish planting them before you get the goal.

      • This happened to me also, I had started planting the strawberries early at another house, then I got the task and it said they needed to be planted at the DIY house, so I started them there. But when I visited the house where I’d planted the first strawberries, the task completed! I was so happy as that would make the time completing the quest very tight and I really want this house?

        Thank you so much for your website, I visit it almost daily for info. ❤️😘

      • It says in the goal DIY house but luckily you definitely don’t need to grow them there 🙂
        You’re welcome!

  16. How much it will cost if you will remove a

    (Will it decrease your simoleons or increase it?)

  17. For some reason I after I left all on my sims it won’t let me go back to the diy home help..

  18. Hi! I am having trouble on Basement of Kings. I’ve bought S2,000 worth of furniture and electronics for the basement, but I am still not allowed to move to the next task to complete the task. I spent S2,070 on furniture, lights, and electronics. Was I not supposed to buy lighting? Was I supposed to buy exactly S2,000 worth? I don’t know. Please help!

  19. Can i have a basement more than 1 floor?

  20. Hey
    Firstly I want to say I love your blog
    It helps a lot
    I’m having trouble with this balcony quest
    It says I need to play with a pet and i don’t have any lp to get a pet and i can’t complete the puppy and kitten quest either cause I’m busy with others
    Is there anything I can do to get lp or a pet quickly
    And my neighbours don’t have pets either
    Please helpppp!!!!!!!😢
    The time is running out

  21. Hi I accidently did not make my basement big enough to fit anything.. now i cant complete the quest. Any suggestions on how to make the room bigger. It will not give me the option to expand the room.

  22. Can babies go in basements?

  23. I tried to ask all my sims to leave the DIY home, then stop every action even I didnt let them to work. The task still cannot be passed. What else I can do? Please advice, thanks!!!

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