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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)
  • Private island villa (private island only)
  • Designer Backyard (s+p)
  • Mezzanine House (s+p)
  • Perfect Party (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!)

Private Island Villa- 4/5

You will unlock this unique villa if you complete the love and treasure discovery quest in the time limit, this villa can only be built on the private island (that you unlock in the quest) The platform is only available on this villa and only on the island. The villa is a gorgeous little getaway house for your sims when the sim world gets too much!

Cost: First is free, if you demolish and rebuild it it will cost you simoleons, the amount varies depending on how many houses you have already built

Floors: One, on a platform

Car: No

Premium Residence: N/A can only be built on the private island

Note: can only be built if you completed the love and treasure discovery quest in the time limit

Designer Backyard- 3/5

You will unlock the designer backyard if you complete the backyard beautification live event in the time limit, the garden contains a lot of the items you unlock in this live event and is laid out beautifully, the house is modern and contains a lot of items from previous events you may not have unlocked but I personally wasn’t that excited about unlocking this template, I decided to build my own instead!

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: The house is the same but the garden is different

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

Mezzanine House- 2/5

You will unlock the mezzanine house if you complete the all mezzed up discovery quest in the time limit. This template is disappointing, if you don’t like building but want mezzanine floors (indoor balconies) then this is the template for you but if you love building your own houses then I wouldn’t waste a plot for this house. I recommend building it and storing all the items in the house then building your own in its place!

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

Car: No

Premium Residence: The house is the same but the garden is different

Note: can only be built if you completed the all mezzed up discovery quest in the time limit

Perfect Party-3.5/5

If you complete the kids party live event in the time limit you can party every day with the perfect party house template! This house contains all the items you unlock in the live event. I have given this house 3.5 out of 5 because even though I really like the house itself, I love the layout on both the standard and premium residence and it contains a lot of items you may not have been able to unlock previously but the garden on the premium residence is a mess, I like order and nothing seems to have a place!

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: The kitchen/dining room is larger on the premium residence and there is a balcony at the back of the house. The party items in the standard are the vibrant ones whereas the pastel ones are in the premium house. There is also a bigger garden on the premium residence but it does look a bit of a mess!

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


If I demolish a free house and want to build it again, can I build it again for free? No, it will cost simoleons to rebuild it


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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34 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. Do you think we will ever get a chance to earn templates we missed? Also, I need more house lots to build on. I’ve won templates I haven’t built yet because all my lots are full. I don’t want to tear down houses I’ve spent millions is dollars to build in order to build new homes. Will we got more lots? I’m glad they fixed it so we can build more floors in the city apartments but I also want to be able to build swimming pools on the upper floors. Sorry – just venting in hopes that EA is listening. THANK YOU for your helpful blog!

    • The ones you missed out on if you didn’t complete a quest in the time limit you will probably have to buy those if they add them to the store but the live events should return one day so we should get the chance! Pools on rooftops would be soo cool! If you can contact the sims freeplay team on facebook or twitter and let them know your feedback! You never know it may be added one day 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. Oh, I am in love with the french chateau!
    I have seen some of that furniture and those beautiful vases with the flowers on one of those architect houses and I had the feeling they might come on an event or quest, but the hope that maybe they might be unlocked as I level up so I could just wait for them because I don’t have enough simoleons to buy the house. Now I know they come from an event and I can’t just wait for them, I’ll have to save up as much simoleons as I can to buy the house…

    Do you know if this event will ever be available again?

    • It is beautiful isn’t it?
      This event will probably come back in the future! We will just have to wait and see 🙂

      • Hello, first of all your blog has been helping me a lot with this game! Thank you! I wonder if i fail to complete live events in the time limit, will i be able to continue my progress if it comes back or do i need to restart from the beginning?

      • You’re welcome! I’m glad it helps! If you don’t manage to complete in the time limit you will start from where you got to last time when it returns.

  5. 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!

  6. Thank you soooo much for making this!
    Helps so much to know which houses we will be getting later on. Now I can plan where to put them c:

    If you are accepting suggestions, it would be aaaaamazing to have a “fences” guide c: like what fences come from what house template..

  7. Hi! I did not unlock the singing salmon because I failed to finish Life, Dreams and Legacies Quest on time. Will I still be able to get one thru the DIY House? Your blog is so helpful btw. It’s the only site that I view regarding Sims Freeplay.

  8. Hi.. i really like to read your blog
    Very very helpful. Thankyou so much..

    I have a question.
    All of these designs can’t be in my sims if i just joined the sims today (26th jan 2018) ?
    Bcs i didn’t find the quests you said above 😦
    Is there a way to get the template (like french chateu, snow chateu, or spa) ?

  9. Hello, thank you for your hard work and for all the helpful tips! I’m new to the game but thanks to your advice I was able to progress smoothly. I just wanted to ask a question about prize houses, since I didn’t find any post adressing this specific point: if I build a free prize house, demolish it and then decide to build it again, do I still get a free house or do I have to pay for it? I have a hunch that the latter is more likely, but I still hope the former is the case.

  10. Hiya! I was wondering if there’s any way to have the snow chalet without the snow? Is it the same if built on mysterious island? Thanks!

    • Yes if you place the weather machine and set it to blue skies it will stop snowing but there will still be snow around the chalet. Building it on the mysterious island is the same

  11. Do you have to move a SIM into the Wedding Ceremony and Reception house since it is not a house made to live in? When I built mine that was the only option I had. Are there ways around this?

  12. Hi my name is Faith I want to demolish a house I won for free I was wondering that if I demolish could I build it again on a different lot for free again.

  13. After building the wedding hall it ask me to assign a sim or move a family to live there and has a count down…..first it’s not a house so I don’t want to assign a sim to it….what will happen if the timer runs out and no sim is assigned to it? Also why would this property ask for such a thing?

    • The count down is how long until you earn simoleons from that building, you should see this on every building in your game or a simoleon or xp symbol which means there is money or xp ready to collect.

  14. Hi! Your blog is so helpful for all things Sims, I literally use it all the time!

    I’ve just unlocked the haunted house, and I want to build it on the island, but the last time I did that was the gingerbread house and the skin was the island’s fences, roads etc, not the candy one. Will the same thing happen with the haunted house if I build it on the island?

    • I’m glad it helps! I have just built the haunted house on the mysterious island to test this out for you and it gave me the haunted skin instead of the island one so they must have fixed this, and sorry for my slow reply!

  15. Sorry, this may seem like a common sense thing. But when a house is unlocked from an event are the objects unlocked to buy as well? Say the backyard event. I know I would have unlocked all of the backyard objects, but would I have also unlocked all of the objects that were available IN the house? Or would be they be 1 use objects?

  16. So that’s where my next question comes into play, maybe I’m not a high enough level (35) but I see these wonderful kitchen, wallpapers, floors etc in these homes and the only few homes I’ve unlocked that actually came with the unlocked items was the French chateau. (I miss the chalet unfortunately and I hate that) but there are so many more and I don’t know how I can get them. I’m not seeing quests that unlock these items. Am I missing something?

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