The Sims Freeplay- DIY HOMES: Basement of Kings Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 17 UNLOCKS: basements TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: DIY home


Once you have completed the Lovey-Dovey Balcony Quest you can then find Bree in the park again to begin this quest (it will take 24 hours for this quest to show once that quest has been completed) If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the DIY home house template, you can still complete once the time limit is up to unlock basements but you won’t get the house template

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 the star rating the item has

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

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  • 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

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  • Play with a pet at home- 41 minutes (TIP: you can use a puppy or kitten and it will only take 10 minutes or a dragon takes 4 minutes!)

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  • Have 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)

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  • Share knowledge with Bree- 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Ask Bree about poll- 35 minutes
  • Grow strawberries- 1 day (can be started early, you don’t have to do this at the DIY house)
  • Make a double shot of coffee- 48 seconds
  • 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

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

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

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  • 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

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QUEST IS COMPLETE!


You can now add basements to your houses! Check out my Adding Basements post explaining how to add basements to your sims houses

STARTING THE ALL MEZZED UP QUEST: you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the basement quest!


Prize: DIY Home

On a premium lot:

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On a standard lot:
Cost? First one is free after that they cost simoleons, amount varies depending on how many houses you have already built

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!


STARTING THE ALL MEZZED UP QUEST: you will find Bree at the park 24 hours after you complete the basement quest!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

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 all 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?
The 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


Last updated May 2018

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

  1. Hey! I just needed some help. I’m on the “Study The Basement” and the X just keeps showing Admire. What do I do?

  2. Just an FYI – as of the Nanny Knows Best update, Bree no longer appears at the Community Center to start the renovation quests but at the Park, usually on the fishing pier. I just completed the balcony quest yesterday, and today Bree is again on the pier in the park to start the basement quest.

  3. I started this quest without knowing pets were required. I have no pets, no pet shop, and I haven’t completed the ghost hunter or legacies quests. Is there ANYTHING I can do???

  4. What is a “premium residence”? I am only able to get normal size plots and beach plots at the moment, and I completed the upstairs quest but I can see it anywhere? I really want the DIY home! Any help? Thanks.

  5. There’s a glitch with the ‘Bring food to Bree’ part of the quest. Every time I send someone to do this, it automatically pops up as 100% in the sim’s task bar. I’ve tried everything: restarting the device, cancelling the action, leaving the DIY house and coming back again, and even sending new sim to try the task. Any advice? I have 3 days left to to complete the whole quest so I can win the house in time. Thanks

    • strange, surely it should complete it straight away if it says the task is complete? You may need to set them doing the task then leave the DIY house straight away (before they reach Bree) and don’t return until it shows they have completed the task in the simtracker

  6. On the “bring food to bree” task I started it and left to do something with a different sim. The sim tracker said it was finished and when I clicked it it said 0% complete but only showed I had to use 1 LP to be finished. I used the LP and the task was finished and move to the next task. Just a heads up for anyone having that problem it might help.

  7. So I totally forgot that we have to put in stairs and made my basement small on this quest and now I can’t add stairs, add to it, or demolish it to start over. Any advice?

  8. I do not have a community center in my simtown, so does that mean that I won’t be able to access and complete this quest or will I find Bree in the park after I have completed all of my active discovery quests? (Because I can’t find Bree in the park after completing the patio and balcony quests)

    • You must have the community center if you have completed the balcony quest, as you unlock that when you complete the multi story renovations quest which you need to complete the balcony quest. Bree will be in the park 24 hours after you finish the balcony quest.

  9. I just want to share my experience, when i had to bring food to bree, it must be 12hrs 30min but it said 100% and didnt want to load. And i just tap used 1lp to finish it 😂😂
    Btw it’s a nice blog, i open at least 10x evryday 👍👍

    • There seems to be a glitch on this task at the moment where it won’t complete when it reaches 100%, there was a similar one on the balcony quest which I believe has been fixed now so hopefully they can sort this one out at some point too
      Thanks!

  10. When i tap on a puppy, the only options I get are: give scratchies, pet, teach to beg and carry puppy. None of these are helping me move past the ‘Play with A Pet at Home’ point in the quest. Any advice?

  11. I already bought cat & dog, but no option for ‘Play with pet’. Can you help me how to solve this? Thanks

  12. I’m on the DIY basement quest. Everytime I tap on the x it just says wait for make out partner. I’ve tried using 3 different sims all the same thing. Solutions?

  13. I noticed the ‘play with pet’ was 4 minutes but why is my option 45 minutes? Also ‘study the basement’ here says 3 hours and mine was waaaaay longer than that? Why do my activities take longer? No wonder I can’t finish these things.

  14. Greetings,
    I have a question if we don’t complete the quest on time, will the DIY home will still be available for free or it has to be bought on a plot? Also for the pet needed, must we age the pet first or buy an adult pet?
    Thanks.

  15. can u help me ??
    I hav quest but there is no bree at the park or communication center.. first quest is cheer up bree but i cant find her ._.

    • Do you mean the DIY house? If you didn’t complete the quest in the time limit then you will not be able to unlock the house
      If you mean the DIY basement quest then you can do it whenever you want once you have completed any other discovery quest you are on right now as well as completing the patio and balcony diy quests first

  16. I know this quest unlocks basement ‘furnitures’ like luggages and box stacks. Do you know where I can find the luggage in the home store?

  17. can i still be able to unlock the diy house to buy if i dont complete the quest on time? )):
    btw ur blog is very helpful & useful (:

  18. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BASEMENT OF KINGS

    please read the post and these questions 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

    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

  19. Hey! Looks like this quest has been updated, I’m halfway through but I can keep giving you updates.
    Study Basement now takes 5 hours 30 minutes, and Play with Pet now takes 41 minutes!
    I have a screenshot for Play with Pet if you want it.

    As I go through I’ll try to find other changes.

  20. On the part where it say the ultimate movie marathon I can’t find one and I even have the same TV the only one that shows up is movie marathon is it the same thing or different?

  21. For some reason , it will not let me click on “basement” when I go to the home store . Like at all. I’ve been trying to find solutions and updating my apps and phone but still nothing. Please help! I’ve been looking all over the net for this problem and it seems like no one else has it! I went to all the houses and it still won’t let me click on it! It’s gray not bold like it should be

  22. I forgot I had to install the stairs to access my basement and made my basement small. Now it won’t let me install the stairs, add a room to the basement or even resize the basement so I’m stuck. Help please

  23. How long does it take to finish this quest? I have about 5 days left to complete this quest but I’m currently building my pet store which takes 18hrs left to build. I just need to know approximately how long does this quest finish.

  24. I finished this within the time frame and I still cannot locate the free DYI home. Do you have any advise on this?

  25. If I want to build new home, but I have 2 story house, then I would delte all rooms, would I need do buy second floor again?

    • Yes I think you would need to, although they do change this sometimes so you don’t need to buy it again.
      But the way to get around this is to not delete all the rooms on the ground floor, keep one and then you will be able to build all the other rooms on the ground floor (as long as they are connected to the room you didn’t delete) and then won’t have to buy the second floor again.

  26. Please help me! I don’t have a pet because the pet store cost 300,000 simolions and I can’t afford it! Can I do the play with pet task at a neighbors house because I really want the diy home and won’t have time to get the money and then wait for the pet store to be built, is there anything else I can do?
    P.s. Your site is super helpful and I love how it is set out, which makes it easy to follow and the understand. 😄

  27. Can you renovate the basement to actually look like part of the house or will it always have that “unfinished” kinda trashy look to it?

  28. I wanted to mention something- the quest changed with the update, you can use a puppy for the play task ( it just takes ten minutes instead of four though.) I thought I should let you know.

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