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The Sims Freeplay- House Guide (Part Five) Prize Houses

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All these house templates can be unlocked if you complete a certain quest or event in the time limit, if you haven’t got one of these templates then you either haven’t completed the quest or event yet or didn’t manage to complete in the time limit. In this guide I will rate each house and give my opinion so you can see if it is worth building!

Remember that the price and time it takes to build a house increases with every house you build

In this part I will be covering the following houses:

  • Beachside Escape (p)
  • Haunted House (s+p)
  • Wizards Cottage (s+p)
  • DIY Model House (s+p)
  • Latin Villa (s+p)
  • Spa Template (s+p)
  • French Chateau (s+p)
  • Toddler Playground (s+p)
  • Party House (s+p)
  • Wedding Ceremony and Reception (s+p)

s= can be built on a standard plot

p= can be built on a premium plot

Standard or Premium?

Once you complete the real estate quest you can build houses on premium plots which are bigger.

  • Standard= 18×18
  • Premium= 36×18

Beachside Escape- 2/5
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This is only available on the premium residence (the ones next to the beach) if you completed the ocean view quest in the time limit.

I don’t really like the front part of the house, I think it all should have a beach theme to it. It just looks like they thought ‘oh we need to actually make this look like its a holiday house for the beach- lets add a small cabin style thing to the end of the garden’ Its a bit weird. Although it does have a lot of 3 star products in the house and the garden area is really nice. This is a one story house.

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: One

Car: Luxury (3 Star Car)

Premium Residence: Can only be built on a premium residence

NOTE: can only be built if you completed the ocean view estate quest in the time limit

Haunted House- 5/5

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I love this house! It is so unique and definitely worth completing the ghost hunters quest in the time limit to unlock it. You get several items that would cost you LPs in the house, lots of haunted objects so you can complete the ghost hunting hobby quicker without waiting for items to recharge.

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: One

Car: No

Premium Residence: A pool

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Note: can only be built if you complete the ghost hunters quest in the time limit

Wizards Cottage- 4/5

This house is the wizards cottage that you visit during the saved by the spells quest, if you complete the quest in the time limit you unlock this house template. I really like this cottage, a lot of the items in it you can only get if you build this house. I especially like the grass and fence that you can only get with this house!

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: One

Car: No

Premium Residence: A library

Note: can only be built if you complete the saved by the spell quest in the time limit

DIY House 3.75/5

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This is the house you visit in the DIY homes series of quests: peaceful patios, lovey-dovey balconies and basement of kings quests and if you complete the basement of kings quest in the time limit you will unlock this house. I like this house, its mostly a good size, has a patio, balcony and basement (good if you want these but you can’t afford to build your own right now) and well worth completing the quest in the time limit for it. I don’t think much effort went into designing the premium garden though, there is a nice pool but other than that trees are just filling the space, I will be rearranging the garden to make it better. I also think the upstairs looks fairly plain and empty so redecorating is very much needed! And does anyone else think they were a bit stingy with the size of the basement- it is tiny!

NOTE: there is a singing salmon in the basement that inspires your sims in 30 seconds (you unlock the singing salmon if you complete the life dreams and legacies quest in the time limit)

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: Three, including a basement

Car: No

Premium Residence: A pool

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Note: can only be built if you complete the basement of kings quest in the time limit

Latin Villa- 4/5

Front- Thank you Biljana for the screenshot!

Latin Villa on Premium Residence- Thank you Biljana for the screenshot!

The Latin villa is unlocked if you complete the salsa dancing hobby in the time limit, I definitely think it is worth the hassle, the first one you build should be free but after that it comes with a hefty price of 175SPs (on a premium residence)- very expensive!

I really like this house, you get access to some furniture that is otherwise unavailable and a large room just for salsa dancing (you could make that smaller and add an extra bedroom if you wanted to)

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I personally think the outdoor decorations on the premium residence looks messy and don’t go with the decor of the rest of the house, its like they couldn’t think of anything else to put there so they are just filling up the space! I have given it only 4 stars mainly just because of the price, it is far too expensive for what you actually get.

Cost: First one is free, after that Standard 125SPs, Premium 175SPs

Floors: One
Car: No
Premium Residence: An extra room and outdoor decorations

 

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Premium Garden- Thank you Biljana for the screenshot!

Note: can only be built if you completed the salsa dancing hobby in the time limit

Spa Template- 4/5

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If you completed the simtown health spa community event in the time limit you will have unlocked the spa template, this house contains all the items that you unlocked during the event as well as some others that aren’t available separately. I really like the area at the end of the garden, your sims walk across a sort of bridge to reach it. This house can be built on a standard or premium residence but I think it is a bit squashed whereas on the premium residence everything is spread out.

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: One

Car: No

Premium Residence: On the premium the sauna and meditation rooms are separate, on the standard they are attached to the main building and there is no room for the hot tub

Note: can only be built if you completed the simtown health spa community event in the time limit

French Chateau- 5/5

If you completed the french romance live event in the time limit you will have unlocked the french chateau. I absolutely love this house, I think it is so beautiful, the garden and fence perfectly match the design of the house. A lot of the items in the house you will have unlocked in this event but there are some items that aren’t available separately such as the beautiful staircase (although I have seen it in the online store)

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: Two

Car: No

Premium Residence: Garden size is bigger

Note: can only be built if you completed the french romance live event in the time limit

House Tour Video:

Toddler Playground- 3/5

If you completed the dream daycare live event in the time limit you will have unlocked the toddler playground template. This is just an empty house lot with a playground at the back, great for building a daycare centre!

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: None, this is an empty house template with a playground at the back

Car: No

Premium Residence: Bigger grid to build on, the playground is the same

Note: can only be built if you completed the dream daycare live event in the time limit

Party House- 3.5/5

If you completed the party time live event in the time limit you will have unlocked the party house- great for your party loving sims! This house can be built on a standard or premium residence, unlike a lot of templates I think this one works on both the standard and premium as on the standard you have the bar on one side and the photo booth on the other side of the house whereas on the premium you have an added pool. I really love the limo you get with this house! However there are strobe lights in this house so this may cause an issue for some players as the lights in the house will flash.

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: Two

Car: Yes, a limo!

Premium Residence: A pool

Note: can only be built if you completed the party time live event in the time limit

House Tour Video:

Wedding Ceremony and Reception- 5/5

You will have unlocked this wedding venue template if you completed the wedding belles live event in the time limit. This is a stunningly beautiful house, it contains a wedding ceremony area outside- perfect for getting your sims married and then in the house you will find the wedding reception seating and first dance floor and upstairs a dance floor to party the night away!

Cost: First is free after that each one you build costs simoleons, the price depends on how many other houses you have built so far

Floors: Two

Car: Yes

Premium Residence: Extra space between the ceremony seating and the house

Note: can only be built if you completed the wedding belles live event in the time limit

House Tour Video:

How do you get your sims married here?
1. Your sims can already be married and still use the ceremony to get remarried or your two sims need to be engaged with the option to get married in the interactions between those two sims
2. Have your guests seated- select watch ceremony on the chairs
3. You will need someone to officiate the wedding, have this sim click on the wedding arbour and select the option to officiate wedding
4. Get the first sim into position, have this sim select wait for partner on the wedding arbour
5. Time to get married! Have the second sim select get married on the wedding arbour
6. A pop up will appear asking what how you want your sims to live in when they are married (this is the sims last name they will take)
7.They will walk down the aisle, stare into each others eyes for a few minutes, kiss and will be married!
8. If your sims weren’t already married a pop up will appear to say they are now married- you can remarry them again and again here (as long as its to the same sim!)


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, Scandinavian House and Teen Mansion

Part Three: Templates

Part Four: Penthouse Apartments

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Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

6 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- House Guide (Part Five) Prize Houses

  1. Hi,

    First of all, this blog is so helpful 🙂 I was wondering if you built a prize house for free, will it increase the number of houses already built that the game recognizes? So will the price of a regular house increase after you build a free prize house?

    Thanks!

  2. I think it’s valuable to note that there is a Singing Salmon in the basement of the DIY House, which I thought was really useful–especially as I know a lot of people (like me!) decided against completing the quest to age our sims, which unlocked that.

  3. Hello and Awesome Blog!

    I build the Wizard’s house this week on Mysterious Island and I got the whole package (grass and fence). Maybe EA fixed it!

    Thanks!

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