The Sims Freeplay-Guide to Sim Springs: Sandy Suburbs

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers)


Sim Springs is a new location event (available from 15th June with the Coastal Living update) the aim of this event is to complete daily tasks to renovate house lots in the new neighbourhood. There is no rush to begin this, it will be available in the future when you are ready to start.

In this post I will explain the first neighbourhood Sandy Suburbs, this is the only one currently available but there are plans to add new neighbourhoods in future updates.


Click here to see all the Daily Tasks

Click here to see all the Neighbourhood Tasks


In Sandy Suburbs there are four house lots that need some TLC:

Click on the links above to see the daily tasks and prizes for that lot

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3 of the lots are house lots and the final lot, Wellspring Library is a community lot which once unlocked can still be customised like a normal house lot but your sims cannot live in them. You will also be able to place any item from the living room section of buy mode in the community lot for free!

The lots need to be renovated in the order listed above, you cannot do up more than one lot at a time and the next won’t unlock until the previous one has been completed. The time limit to complete a house is 10 days (14 days for community lot) with tasks to complete each day in Sim Springs, similar to Downtown Developer Events if you don’t complete in the time limit you will have to pay to be able to move on but there are prizes available, the grand prize contains a house template that can be placed in Sim Springs or Simtown.


Once you are at level 20 or above you will be able to find the bus stop near the Science Lab in Simtown, click on this to go to Sim Springs:

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When you first visit you will see this pop up:

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Click start and a tutorial will begin:

  • Visit the Sim Springs home lot (click on the pulsing house in Sim Springs)

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  • Talk to Johnny Zest- 30 seconds (he will be at this house lot, bring a sim here to talk to him)

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  • Listen to Johnny Zest’s plan- 30 seconds
  • Agree to Johnny Zest’s scheme- 30 seconds

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  • View Sandy Suburbs (tap on the button the town navigation menu to see all of Sandy Suburbs in Sim Springs):

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  • View the neighbourhood overview (click on the button in the top left corner):

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This screen shows you all the lots and your progress in completing them

  • Go to Tumbleweed Terrace (this is the house lot we were first at, click on the go to button on the neighbourhood overview):

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Tumbleweed Terrace is the first house lot we will need to do up in this event

  • View the renovation plan (click on the button in the top left corner):

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The second tab is the renovation plan and it shows the tasks you need to complete and the prizes available for completing

  • View daily tasks (click on the button in the top left corner and scroll down to view the tasks):

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Your aim is to complete the daily tasks in 24 hours, keep reading to see all the daily tasks

  • View development deadlines

There are padlocks separating:

  • Day 1 and 2 (meaning you have 48 hours to complete all tasks)
  • Day 3, 4 and 5 (meaning you have 72 hours to complete all tasks)
  • Day 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (complete all tasks within 5 days) 

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If you don’t complete a section in time you will have to purchase a ‘deadline extension’ which means you will have to pay to be able to progress, the more days you are behind the more expensive it will be to progress but the timer doesn’t restart until you have purchased to move on. This is very similar to how the Downtown Developer Events work:

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  • View the Zest Zone:

For Day 8, 9 and 10 it works a little different, if you complete each of these days tasks within 24 hours you will earn an extra prize once you complete the event:

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The Zest Zone differs for each house lot:

  • Tumbleweed Terrace- Day’s 8, 9 and 10
  • Dusty Dwelling- Day’s 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • Arid Apartments- Day’s 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • Wellspring Library- Day’s 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14
  • View leftover tasks:

Each set of daily tasks has a 24 hour timer (you have 24 hours to complete them) If you don’t manage to complete all tasks for one day these will still be available for you to complete the next day as ‘leftover tasks’ these can be found below your daily tasks and must be completed before you can progress past the deadline. For example, if you fall behind on day 1 you will see day 2 tasks as your daily tasks and the tasks left from day 1 as leftover tasks, if you complete all of day 2 tasks but leave the day 1 tasks you will not be able to progress but if you complete all the leftover tasks and daily tasks before that 24 hours is up you will be able to progress to day 3 without paying for a deadline extension:

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  • Start the renovation plan- 30 seconds (click on Johnny Zest)

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Once you have completed Start the Renovation Plan task the 24 hour timer for day 1 will begin

  • Start a task at Tumbleweed Terrace (start your daily tasks)

Daily Tasks

  • Daily tasks must be completed at Sim Springs
  • You can only complete one task at a time, unless it is a build task (buy items etc) then you can complete at the same time as another task
  • You can complete these tasks in any order
  • The tasks you need to complete will have the Sim Springs symbol on them:

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  • More than one sim can be used for tasks that require multiple sims
  • Trash cannot be removed until you get the task to remove it
  • If you skip using SP on tasks that require you to clear up items it will remove those items
  • For tasks that require you to find items in objects if you use social points to quick complete you can find more
  • For tasks that require you to spend money you can buy items and then store them, this still counts TIP: I would save building rooms/ basements etc and placing flooring and wallpaper for when you need to spend money
  • For tasks that require you to place a certain number of items, if you store one of those items already in the house you will need to buy or replace it. For example, if you need to buy 6 windows and there are 3 there already but you store them all you will need to buy 6 windows rather than buying 3 more
  • Investment tasks are like mastery classes in SimChase, the more you spend, the less time it takes to complete TIP: check how much it would cost to skip with SP it may be cheaper or the same cost as the investment without the wait time
  • The lower the star rating, the longer a task will take to complete, I have included this in the tables below
  • You are aiming to complete the daily tasks within 24 hours, if you take too long you will have to pay to move on

Tumbleweed Terrace

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Watch my Tumbleweed Terrace Walkthrough here

Day 1 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 3 Bookshelves at Tumbleweed Terrace1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Consider Sim Springs’ Potential (couch)6 hrs7 hrs7 hrs 30 mins24SP
Recycle 12 Pizza Boxes (can use multiple sims)20 mins each62SP
SKIP ALL: 70SP

REWARD: S5,000

Once Day 1’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 2 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S64,000 at Tumbleweed Terrace
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
2SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Do a Happy Dance (stereo)5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs6 hrs 53 mins22SP
Find 12 Old Photographs (6 sims)(quick complete to find extra)1 hr 12 mins each1 hr 21 mins each1 hr 30 mins each23SP
Wash 6 Dirty Dishes (can use multiple sims)32 mins each35SP
SKIP ALL: 66SP

REWARD: 2LP

Once Day 2’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 3 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Beds at Tumbleweed Terrace1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Assess the Area (tree)6 hrs7 hrs 30 mins24SP
Dispose of 5 Trash Bags (can use multiple sims)1 hr 12 mins each39SP
SKIP ALL: 52SP

REWARD: 2SP

Once Day 3’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 4 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 6 Windows at Tumbleweed Terrace1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Argue about Renovation Ideas (phone)8 hrs9 hrs10 hrs30SP
Study SimCity (computer)5 hrs5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs 15 mins21SP
Brainstorm Renovation Ideas 7 times (dining chair)(can use multiple sims)1 hr 12 mins each1 hr 21 mins each1 hr 30 mins each54SP
SKIP ALL: 82SP

REWARD: S8,000

Once Day 4’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 5 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Invest in Tumbleweed Terrace
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 3 hrs 30 mins (costs 3SP)Token Investment: 7 hrs (costs S128,000) (may be less if you are at a lower level)3SP
Have a Moral Panic about New Ideas (mirror)2 hrs 30 mins2 hrs 50 mins3 hrs 7 mins13SP
Eat 8 Handfuls of Comfort Food (fridge)(can use multiple sims)2 hrs 20 mins each2 hrs 40 mins each2 hrs 55 mins each88SP
Find 24 Suburban Blueprints (8 sims)(quick complete to find extra)2 hrs 20 mins each2 hrs 40 mins each2 hrs 55 mins each44SP
SKIP ALL: 118SP

REWARD: 3LP

Once Day 5’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 6 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 TV’s at Tumbleweed Terrace1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Take Frustrated Walk (tree)8 hrs10 hrs30SP
Hype up Sim Springs (tree)6 hrs7 hrs 30 mins24SP
SKIP ALL: 42SP

REWARD: S10,000 and 1SP

Once Day 6’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 7 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S192,500 at Tumbleweed Terrace
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
5SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Complain about Renovations (phone)6 hrs 30 mins7 hrs 30 mins8 hrs 7 mins25SP
Write Development Plan (dining chair)4 hrs4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs18SP
Read Tabloid about Johnny Zest (magazine)2 hrs 30 mins13SP
SKIP ALL: 46SP

REWARD: 2LP 2SP

Once Day 7’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

ZEST ZONE BEGINS- complete day’s 8, 9 and 10 each within 24 hours to win Extra Zesty Prizes!

Day 8 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Dining Tables at Tumbleweed Terrace1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Stew on the Past (couch)5 hrs5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs 15 mins21 SP
Clean Out Old Keepsakes (wardrobe)3 hrs 50 mins4 hrs 20 mins4 hrs 48 mins18SP
Ruminate about Johnny Zest (dining chair)3 hrs 10 mins3 hrs 30 mins3 hrs 58 mins15SP
Find 36 Tiny Llamas (9 sims)(quick complete to find extra)3 hrs 10 mins each3 hrs 30 mins each3 hrs 58 mins each81SP
SKIP ALL: 105SP

REWARD: S12,000 and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 8’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 9 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 8 Dining Chairs at Tumbleweed Terrace1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Apologise to Friends (phone)5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs6 hrs 53 mins22SP
Be Excited about Future (stereo)4 hrs4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs18SP
Celebrate Sim Springs (stereo)1 hr 40 mins1 hr 50 mins2 hrs 7 mins10SP
Read Sim Springs History (bookshelf)1 hr 30 mins1 hr 41 mins1 hr 53 mins9SP
Remember 9 Past Mistakes (mirror)(can use multiple sims)3 hrs 20 mins each3 hrs 50 mins each4 hrs 10 mins each122SP
SKIP ALL: 141SP

REWARD: 4LP, 2SP and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 9’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 10 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S256,500 at Tumbleweed Terrace
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
6SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr8SP
Have a Sneaky Sleep (couch)2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 40 mins2 hrs 55 mins12SP
Get 9 Second Opinions (phone) (can use multiple sims)3 hrs 50 mins each4 hrs 20 mins each4 hrs 48 mins each140SP
Update Johnny Zest on Progress5 hrs21SP
Clear 45 Sand Bunnies (9 sims)(quick complete to find extra)3 hrs 50 mins each4 hrs 20 mins each4 hrs 48 mins each93SP
SKIP ALL: 211SP

REWARD: S10,000, 6LP, 6SP and 1 Mystery Key

If you complete day’s 8, 9 and 10 (each within 24 hours) you will unlock the Extra Zesty Prizes which contains 2 tops for male adults sims and 1 Mystery Key:

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Once you have completed the whole 10 day event you will unlock the Tumbleweed Terrace House Template which can be placed in Simtown or Sim Springs. You don’t have to complete this event in the time limit to unlock this house. This house template is available on a standard and a premium residence under the driveway homes tab (if you build it on the Tumbleweed Terrace lot in Sim Springs you will be building the standard as that lot is 18×18) the first one is free, after this it will cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built:

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The only difference between the standard and the premium residence is the pool on the premium:

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I personally think after the amount of money spent during the event you probably have already created a house that is much better than this one but you will unlock this house template even if you don’t complete in the time limit so it is probably designed more for players who don’t like building.

Watch my house tour of Tumbleweed Terrace here

You also unlock:

Kitchen Section: Oak (S127,000) and Ash (16LP) Vintage Fridges

Living Room Section: Green (S155,000) and Purple (15SP) Box Ottomans and Oak (S135,000) and Walnut (13LP) Round Book Display

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Once you have completed Tumbleweed Terrace you can take a break for 7 days before you move onto the next lot, Dusty Dwelling or you can start it straight away:

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Dusty Dwelling

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Day 1 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 3 Bookshelves at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Look Around Dusty Dwelling (tree)6 hrs7 hrs7 hrs 30 mins22SP
Remove 2 Gas Bottles (can use multiple sims)2 hrs 30 mins each21SP
SKIP ALL: 36SP

REWARD: 3LP

Once Day 1’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 2 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S96,000 at Dusty Dwelling
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
2SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Clean Mysterious Garbage (plant)5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs6 hrs 53 mins21SP
Find 16 Old Photographs (8 sims)(quick complete to find extra)1 hr 50 mins each2 hrs each2 hr 18 mins each36SP
Clear 4 Old Jerrycans (can use multiple sims)1 hr each26SP
SKIP ALL: 66SP

REWARD: S6,000

Once Day 2’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 3 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Beds at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Consider Garbage’s Origin (couch)8 hrs9 hrs10 hrs28SP
Throw Out 4 Old Lanterns (can use multiple sims)1 hr 15 mins each28SP
SKIP ALL: 45SP

REWARD: 3SP

Once Day 3’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 4 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 6 Windows at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Meet the Neighbours (phone)9 hrs10 hrs11 hrs 15 mins30SP
Study SimCity (computer)5 hrs5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs 15 mins19SP
Brainstorm Renovation Ideas 10 times (dining chair)(can use multiple sims)1 hr 50 mins each2 hrs each2 hrs 18 mins each90SP
SKIP ALL: 105SP

REWARD: S10,000

Once Day 4’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 5 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Invest in Dusty Dwelling
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 3 hrs 30 mins (costs 5SP)Token Investment: 7 hrs (costs S192,500) (may be less if you are at a lower level)5SP
Suspect the Neighbours (phone)2 hrs2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins11SP
Eat 15 Handfuls of Comfort Food (fridge)(can use multiple sims)3 hrs each3 hrs 20 mins each3 hrs 45 mins each180SP
Find 45 Suburban Blueprints (15 sims)(quick complete to find extra)3 hrs each3 hrs 20 mins each3 hrs 45 mins each108SP
SKIP ALL: 230SP

REWARD: 5LP

Once Day 5’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 6 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 TV’s at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Spy on Neighbours (tree)8 hrs10 hrs28SP
Hype up Sim Springs (tree)6 hrs7 hrs 30 mins22SP
SKIP ALL: 37SP

REWARD: S14,000 and 4SP

Once Day 6’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

ZEST ZONE BEGINS- complete day’s 7, 8, 9 and 10 each within 24 hours to win Extra Zesty Prizes!

Day 7 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S288,500 at Dusty Dwelling
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
7SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Argue with Neighbours (phone)6 hrs7 hrs7 hrs 30 mins22SP
Write Development Plan (dining chair)4 hrs4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs16SP
Read Tabloid about Johnny Zest (magazine)4 hrs16SP
SKIP ALL: 44SP

REWARD: 3LP and 5SP

Once Day 7’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 8 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Dining Tables at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Complain to Johnny Zest5 hrs19 SP
Hear Apology (Johnny Zest)4 hrs16SP
Ruminate about Johnny Zest (dining chair)3 hrs3 hrs 20 mins3 hrs 45 mins14SP
Find 56 Tiny Llamas (14 sims)(quick complete to find extra)4 hrs each4 hrs 30 mins each5 hrs each115SP
SKIP ALL: 124SP

REWARD: S16,000 and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 8’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 9 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 8 Dining Chairs at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Prepare Apology Pastry (stove)5 hrs5 hrs 30 mins6 hrs 15 mins19SP
Make Up with Neighbours (phone)3 hrs3 hrs 20 mins3 hrs 45 mins14SP
Celebrate Sim Springs (stereo)2 hrs2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins11SP
Read Sim Springs History (bookshelf)2 hrs2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins11SP
Remember 15 Past Mistakes (mirror)(can use multiple sims)4 hrs 30 mins each5 hrs each5 hrs 38 mins each234SP
SKIP ALL: 216SP

REWARD: 6LP, 6SP and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 9’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 10 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S385,000 at Dusty Dwelling
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
10SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Have a Sneaky Sleep (couch)2 hrs 2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins11SP
Get 15 Second Opinions (phone) (can use multiple sims)5 hrs each5 hrs 30 mins each6 hrs 15 mins each252SP
Update Johnny Zest on Progress3 hrs 20 mins14SP
Clear 75 Sand Bunnies (15 sims)(quick complete to find extra)5 hrs each5 hrs 30 mins each6 hrs 15 mins each184SP
SKIP ALL: 353SP

REWARD: S20,000, 8LP, 10SP and 2 Mystery Keys

If you complete day’s 7, 8, 9 and 10 (each within 24 hours) you will unlock the Extra Zesty Prizes which contains 2 tops, 2 bottoms and 2 shoes for male preteen sims and 1 Mystery Key:

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Once you have completed the whole 10 day event you will unlock the Dusty Dwelling House Template which can be placed in Simtown or Sim Springs. You don’t have to complete this event in the time limit to unlock this house. This house template is available on a standard and a premium residence under the driveway homes tab (if you build it on the Dusty Dwelling lot in Sim Springs you will be building the standard as that lot is 18×18) the first one is free, after this it will cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built:

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The house is very different on the standard and premium residence, the premium is much bigger with a pool in the middle:

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This house is a lot better than Tumbleweed Terrace, it isn’t just full of the cheapest items 

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You also unlock:

Living Room Section: Oak (S93,000) and Ash (9LP) Library Bookshelves, Oak (S250,000) and Walnut (25LP) Writing Desks

Living Room and Dining Room Sections: Ash (S205,000) and Oak (20SP) Tudor Chairs

Living Room, Dining Room, Preteen and Teen Sections: Oak (S125,000) and Chestnut (12SP) Communal Tables

Decorations Section: Oak (S61,000) and Ash (6LP) Wall Book Displays

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Once you have completed Dusty Dwelling you can take a break for 7 days before you move onto the next lot, Arid Apartments or you can start it straight away:

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Arid Apartments

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Day 1 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 9 Bookshelves at Arid Apartments1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Settle into Arid Apartments (couch)8 hrs9 hrs10 hrs26SP
Fix 4 Leaky Roofs (can use multiple sims)1 hrs 15 mins each26SP
SKIP ALL: 39SP

REWARD: 4SP

Once Day 1’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 2 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S128,000 at Arid Apartments
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
2SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Read about Big Llama (magazine)6 hrs20SP
Find 20 Old Photographs (10 sims)(quick complete to find extra)2 hrs 20 mins each2 hrs 40 mins each 2 hr 55 mins each37SP
Clear 3 Fallen Branches (can use multiple sims)1 hr 3 mins each18SP
SKIP ALL: 58SP

REWARD: S8,000

Once Day 2’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 3 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Beds at Arid Apartments1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Go Llama-Watching (tree)9 hrs11 hrs 15 mins28SP
Sweep Up 8 Cobwebs (can use multiple sims)30 mins each39SP
SKIP ALL: 51SP

REWARD: 4LP

Once Day 3’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 4 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 6 Windows at Arid Apartments1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Discuss Big Llama Online8 hrs9 hrs10 hrs26SP
Study SimCity (computer)6 hrs7 hrs7 hrs 30 mins20SP
Brainstorm Renovation Ideas 12 times (dining chair)(can use multiple sims)2 hr 20 mins each2 hrs 40 mins each2 hrs 55 mins each112SP
SKIP ALL: 115SP

REWARD: S12,000

Once Day 4’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 5 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Spend S256,5000 at Arid Apartments
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
6SP
Donate to LlamaScam (phone)7 hrs 30 mins8 hrs 30 mins9 hrs 23 mins24SP
Eat 18 Handfuls of Comfort Food (fridge)(can use multiple sims)3 hrs 50 mins each4 hrs 20 mins each4 hrs 48 mins each237SP
Find 54 Suburban Blueprints (18 sims)(quick complete to find extra)3 hrs 50 mins each4 hrs 20 mins each4 hrs 48 mins each145SP
SKIP ALL: 300SP

REWARD: 5SP

Once Day 5’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

ZEST ZONE BEGINS- complete day’s 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 each within 24 hours to win Extra Zesty Prizes!

Day 6 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 TV’s at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Ask Council to Ban Llamas (dining chair)9 hrs10 hrs11 hrs 15 mins28SP
Hype up Sim Springs (tree)6 hrs7 hrs 30 mins20SP
SKIP ALL: 35SP

REWARD: S16,000 and 4LP

Once Day 6’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 7 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 4 Couches at Arid Apartments1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Invest in Arid Apartments
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 2 hrs 30 mins (costs 10SP)Token Investment: 5 hrs (costs S384,500) (may be less if you are at a lower level)10SP
Donate More to LlamaScam (phone)4 hrs4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs15SP
Write Development Plan (dining chair)3 hrs3 hrs 20 mins3 hrs 45 mins13SP
Read Tabloid about Johnny Zest (magazine)4 hrs10SP
SKIP ALL: 32SP

REWARD: 4LP and 6SP

Once Day 7’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 8 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Dining Tables at Arid Apartments1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Protest Llamas (tree)5 hrs6 hrs 15 mins18 SP
Argue with LlamaScam (phone)4 hrs4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs15SP
Ruminate about Johnny Zest (dining chair)3 hrs 10 mins3 hrs 30 mins3 hrs 58 mins13SP
Find 64 Tiny Llamas (16 sims)(quick complete to find extra)5 hrs each5 hrs 30 mins each6 hrs 15 mins each169SP
SKIP ALL: 157SP

REWARD: S18,000 and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 8’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 9 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 8 Dining Chairs at Arid Apartments1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Research Llamas (bookshelf)4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs5 hrs 38 mins16SP
Post Apology to Llamas (computer)3 hrs3 hrs 20 mins3 hrs 45 mins13SP
Celebrate Sim Springs (stereo)2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 40 mins2 hrs 55 mins11SP
Read Sim Springs History (bookshelf)2 hrs2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins10SP
Remember 18 Past Mistakes (mirror)(can use multiple sims)5 hrs each5 hrs 30 mins each6 hrs 15 mins each277SP
SKIP ALL: 237SP

REWARD: 8LP, 8SP and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 9’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 10 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S513,000 at Arid Apartments
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
13SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr7SP
Have a Sneaky Sleep (couch)1 hr 12 mins 1 hr 21 mins1 hr 30 mins7SP
Get 18 Second Opinions (phone) (can use multiple sims)6 hrs 30 mins each7 hrs 30 mins each8 hrs 7 mins each336SP
Update Johnny Zest on Progress2 hrs10SP
Clear 90 Sand Bunnies (18 sims)(quick complete to find extra)6 hrs 30 mins each7 hrs 30 mins each8 hrs 7 mins each243SP
SKIP ALL: 442SP

REWARD: S25,000, 10LP, 15SP and 2 Mystery Keys

If you complete day’s 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (each within 24 hours) you will unlock the Extra Zesty Prizes which contains 2 Laundry Baskets, 2 Washers and 1 Mystery Key:

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Decorations Section: Black (S84,000) and Cream (8LP) Laundry Baskets

Electronics Section: White (S245,000) and Oak (25LP) Stacked Washers

Once you have completed the whole 10 day event you will unlock the Arid Apartments House Template which can be placed in Simtown or Sim Springs. You don’t have to complete this event in the time limit to unlock this house. This house template is available on a standard and a premium residence under the driveway homes tab (if you build it on the Arid Apartments lot in Sim Springs you will be building the standard as that lot is 18×18) the first one is free, after this it will cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built:

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The only difference between the standard and the premium is the back of the lot, the premium has a coffee shop and a road layout:

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I really like this house template, the ground floor is a bookshop with a separate door for residences to access their apartments on the second, third and fourth floors. There is also a basement with washers so they can do their laundry:

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You also unlock:

Living Room Section: Oak (S100,000) and Walnut (10LP) Book Pillars, Tall Oak (S115,000) and Walnut (11SP) Book Pillars

Living Room and Decorations Section: White Oak (S140,000) and Blue Walnut Rounded Receptions

Preteen Sections: Orange (S3,400) and Brown (2P) Beanbags

Decorations Section: Black (S64,000) and White (6LP) Gold Shelves

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Tan (S68,500) and Gray (7LP) Calatheas

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Wellspring Library

Once you complete Arid Apartments you will get a few more tutorial tasks to explain this community lot:

  • Ask about the Lot- 30 seconds (send a sim to Wellspring Library to talk to Johnny Zest)
  • View the Council Contribution Category- click on buy mode 

This final lot is a community lot so your sims cannot live here but they can visit, building works the same as a normal lot but one category in buy mode will be FREE, at Wellspring Library this is the living room section

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You can see the living room section while at the library is flashing yellow and says FREE

  • Place a Council Contributed Object (place any item from the living room section while at the library)

FREE objects are community owned so they cannot be stored or moved to another house, if you have an item in your inventory you would like to use in this build you can place it but if you go to a different house the version you purchased will still be in your inventory

  • Start a renovation plan task (you can now start the 14 day timer for Wellspring Library or wait the 7 days for it to start automatically:

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The timer for Wellspring Library is 14 days rather than 10 days like the other 3 lots

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Day 1 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 10 Bookshelves at Wellspring Library1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Take in Surroundings (tree)9 hrs11 hrs 15 mins24SP
Dispose of 6 Trash Bags (can use multiple sims)20 mins each24SP
SKIP ALL: 31SP

REWARD: 3LP

Once Day 1’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 2 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 12 Doors at Wellspring Library1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Suggest a Library (Johnny Zest)4 hrs 30 mins14SP
‘Study’ SimCity (computer)4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs 5 hrs 38 mins14SP
Throw Out 4 Old Lanterns (can use multiple sims)45 mins each20SP
SKIP ALL: 31SP

REWARD: S10,000

Once Day 2’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 3 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Ask for Opinions (phone)1 hr1 hr 8 mins1 hr 15 mins6SP
Brainstorm 5 Renovation Ideas (dining chair)4 hrs each4 hrs 30 mins each5 hrs each60SP
Find 10 Old Photographs (5 sims)(quick complete to find extra)4 hrs each4 hrs 30 mins each5 hrs each36SP
Fix 2 Leaky Roofs (can use multiple sims)30 mins each9SP
Invest in Wellspring Library
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 1 hrs 18 mins (costs 4SP)Token Investment: 2 hrs 36 mins (costs S176,500) (may be less if you are at a lower level)4SP
SKIP ALL: 70SP

REWARD: 4SP

Once Day 3’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 4 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 4 Windows at Wellspring Library1SP
Check in with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Take Online Vote (computer)13 hrs14 hrs 30 mins16 hrs 15 mins31SP
Recycle 5 Pizza Boxes (can use multiple sims)24 mins each20SP
SKIP ALL: 33SP

REWARD: 4LP

Once Day 4’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 5 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Celebrate Success (Johnny Zest)4 hrs13SP
Hype Up Sim Springs (tree)1 hr1 hr 15 mins6SP
Sweep Up 3 Cobwebs (can use multiple sims)1 hr each16SP
Write Development Plan (dining chair)2 hrs2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins8SP
Invest in Wellspring Library
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 2 hrs 30 mins (costs 9SP)Token Investment: 5 hrs (costs S352,500) (may be less if you are at a lower level)9SP
SKIP ALL: 31SP

REWARD: S11,000

Once Day 5’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 6 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 TV’s at Dusty Dwelling1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Research Modern Libraries (computer)6 hrs7 hrs7 hrs 30 mins17SP
Read Tabloid about Johnny Zest (magazine)4 hrs13SP
Eat 11 Handfuls of Comfort Food (fridge)(can use multiple sims)6 hrs each7 hrs each7 hrs 30 mins each176SP
SKIP ALL: 126SP

REWARD: 5SP

Once Day 6’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 7 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 4 Couches at Wellspring Library1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Plan Bookshelf Placement (dining chair)9 hrs 30 mins10 hrs 30 mins11 hrs 53 mins24SP
Find 24 Suburban Blueprints (12 sims)(quick complete to find extra)5 hrs 30 mins each6 hrs each6 hrs 53 mins each75SP
SKIP ALL: 62SP

REWARD: 5LP

Once Day 7’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 8 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Become One with Books (bookshelf)1 hr 30 mins1 hr 41 mins1 hr 53 mins7SP
Ruminate about Johnny Zest (dining chair)1 hr1 hr 8 mins1 hr 15 mins6SP
Remember 10 Past Mistakes (mirror)(can use multiple sims)6 hrs 30 mins each7 hrs 30 mins each8 hrs 7 mins each170SP
Find 20 Tiny Llamas (10 sims)(quick complete to find extra)6 hrs 30 mins each7 hrs 30 mins each8 hrs 7 mins each85SP
Invest in Wellspring Library
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 55 mins (costs 13SP)Token Investment: 1 hr 50 mins (costs S529,000) (may be less if you are at a lower level)13SP
SKIP ALL: 167SP

REWARD: S12,000 and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 8’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

ZEST ZONE BEGINS- complete day’s 9 to 14 each within 24 hours to win Extra Zesty Prizes!

Day 9 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 2 Dining Tables at Wellspring Library1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Prepare Alphabet Soup (stove)7 hrs8 hrs8 hrs 45 mins19 SP
Celebrate Sim Springs (stereo)4 hrs4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs13SP
Get 12 Second Opinions (phone)(can use multiple sims)8 hrs each9 hrs each10 hrs each240SP
SKIP ALL: 165SP

REWARD: 5LP and 8SP

Once Day 9’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 10 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 8 Dining Chairs at Wellspring Library1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Update Community on Progress (dining chair)4 hrs 30 mins5 hrs5 hrs 38 mins14SP
Ask for Book Donations (phone)2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 40 mins2 hrs 55 mins9SP
Read Sim Springs History (bookshelf)3 hrs3 hrs 20 mins3 hrs 45 mins11SP
Clear 45 Sand Bunnies (15 sims)(quick complete to find extra)7 hrs each8 hrs each8 hrs 45 mins each144SP
SKIP ALL: 109SP

REWARD: S15,000 and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 10’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 11 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 1 Reception Desk at Wellspring Library (you unlocked 2 by completing Arid Apartments)1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Take Selfies with Donations (bookshelf)1 hr 50 mins2 hrs2 hrs 18 mins8SP
Update Social Media (computer)1 hr 15 mins1 hr 24 mins1 hr 34 mins6SP
Be Interviewed (phone)1 hr1 hr 8 mins1 hr 15 mins6SP
Have a Sneaky Sleep (couch)2 hrs2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 30 mins8SP
Find Sim Springs (computer)1 hr1 hr 8 mins1 hr 15 mins6SP
Write 17 Renovation Records (dining chair) (can use multiple sims)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each10 hrs 38 mins each357SP
Invest in Wellspring Library
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 1 hr 15 mins (costs 18SP)Token Investment: 2 hrs 30 mins (costs S705,000) (may be less if you are at a lower level)18SP
SKIP ALL: 243SP

REWARD: 9SP and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 11’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 12 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 8 Plants at Wellspring Library 1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Hype up Library (tree)3 hrs3 hrs 45 mins11SP
Organise Books (bookshelf)2 hrs 20 mins2 hrs 40 mins2 hrs 55 mins9SP
Discuss Pyramid Schemes (Johnny Zest)1 hr 30 mins7SP
Ask about Sim Springs (phone)1 hr 30 mins1 hr 41 mins1 hr 51 mins7SP
Clear 76 Safety Checks (19 sims)(quick complete to find extra)7 hrs 30 mins8 hrs 30 mins9 hrs 23 mins247SP
SKIP ALL: 171SP

REWARD: S20,000 and 6 LP

Once Day 12’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 13 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Place 12 Lights at Wellspring Library 1SP
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Clean Up Outside (plant)1 hr1 hr 8 mins1 hr 15 mins6SP
Clean Up Indoors (kitchen sink)1 hr1 hr 8 mins1 hr 15 mins6SP
Admire Handiwork (bookshelf)18 mins20 mins23 mins4SP
Ask about Wellspring Library (Johnny Zest)30 mins4SP
Take an Exhausted Nap (couch)30 mins34 mins38 mins4SP
Take Library Photos (bookshelf)30 mins34 mins38 mins4SP
Upload 19 Plans (computer)7 hrs 30 mins each8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 23 mins each361SP
Clear 76 Discarded Lemon Zest (19 sims)(quick complete to find extra)7 hrs 30 mins each8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 23 mins each209SP
SKIP ALL: 363SP

REWARD: 10LP, 12SP and 1 Mystery Key

Once Day 13’s tasks are complete you can wait for the next day or use SP to start early

Day 14 TasksTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Check In with Johnny Zest1 hr6SP
Dance with Johnny Zest21 mins4SP
Declare Library Open (bookshelf)30 mins34 mins38 mins4SP
Update Johnny Zest on Progress15 mins4SP
Renovation Conversation (phone)36 mins41 mins45 mins4SP
Joke around with Johnny Zest30 mins4SP
Listen to 21 Public Opinions (phone)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each10 hrs 38 mins each441SP
Find 105 Missing Nails (21 sims)(quick complete to find extra)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each10 hrs 38 mins each315SP
Invest in Wellspring Library
TIP: if you are using SP just skip this task as it costs the same without the wait time
Incredible Investment: 30 mins (costs 44SP)Token Investment: 1 hr (costs S1,763,000) (may be less if you are at a lower level)44SP
SKIP ALL: 483SP

REWARD: S50,000, 15LP, 20SP and 3 Mystery Keys

If you complete day’s 9 to 14 (each within 24 hours) you will unlock the Extra Zesty Prizes which contains 2 outfits for female adults, 1 Chimney, 2 Clothes Lines and 2 Mystery Keys:

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Chimneys and Fireplaces Section: Brown Tudor Chimney (51SP)

Outdoor Furniture Section: Green (S119,000) and White (12SP) Clothes Lines

Once you have completed the whole 10 day event you will unlock the Wellspring Library Template which can be placed in Simtown or Sim Springs. You don’t have to complete this event in the time limit to unlock this template. This template is available on a standard and a premium residence under the driveway homes tab (if you build it on the Wellspring Library lot in Sim Springs you will be building the standard as that lot is 18×18) the first one is free, after this it will cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built.

If you build it in Sim Springs it will on the community lot so your sims cannot live there but if you build in Simtown your sims will be able to live at the library as it will be a normal house lot:

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Standard:

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The premium residence template is double the size and includes more bookcases and desks:

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You also unlock:

Lighting Section: Black (S89,000) and Brass (8LP) Tudor Hanging Lamps

Windows Section: White (S88,900) and Walnut (8SP) Tudor Panelled

Doors Section: Brass (S105,000) and Silver (9LP) Foyer Double

Stairs Section: Oak (S178,000) and Ash (22LP) Bookish Stairs

Bay Windows Section: Double Oak (S915,000) and Ash (95LP) Reading Nooks

Outdoor Furniture Section: Suburban Green (S350,000) White (40LP) Putting Mats

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Neighbourhood Tasks

Once all 4 lots are complete you will reach the neighbourhood rank of Ghost Town and another tutorial will begin:

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  • View Neighbourhood Ranking (from the overview)

The aim now is to complete Neighbourhood tasks to raise your neighbourhood ranking and earn rewards!

NOTE: you will not be able to complete Neighbourhood tasks until you have completed all 4 lots 

  • View next Neighbourhood Ranking (back in the overview click on the green arrow to view all the rankings:

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    • Ghost Town
    • Adequate
    • Amazing
    • Dazzling
    • Ultimate
  • View Ultimate Neighbourhood Prize (click on the magnifying glass next to the medals to view the prizes)

The prizes you can earn are:

    • Ghost Town- Apathetic (Sim Springs Happiness Level) Grass Seedlings and Pink Saplings (both visual changes to Sandy Suburbs) hairstyle and outfit for female adult sims
    • Adequate- Small Trees and Grass Seedlings (visual changes to Sandy Suburbs) and S1,000
    • Amazing- Gravel Roads and Small Trees (visual changes to Sandy Suburbs) Sims will use Study Desks autonomously (on their own) S1,500 and 1LP
    • Dazzling- Neighbourhood Light Poles, Grass Seedlings and Small Trees (visual changes to Sandy Suburbs) Sims will use Computers autonomously (on their own) S2,000 and 1SP
    • Ultimate- Neighbourhood Landmark, Improved Roads and Neighbourhood Footpaths (visual changes to Sandy Suburbs) Sims will Read Books autonomously (on their own) S8,000, 2LP, 2SP and 1 Mystery Key
  • View Neighbourhood Tasks

Once you complete all the tasks listed you will level up to the next ranking. There is no time limit to complete these tasks.

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  • View Sim Springs Happiness

At the top of the overview there are smiley faces, when you complete a certain amount of neighbourhood tasks your happiness level will increase and you unlock more prizes

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NOTE: this is the happiness level for the whole of Sim Springs, completing just the first neighbourhood (Sandy Suburbs) will not complete any happiness milestone, you will need to wait for future Sim Springs event to unlock these

  • View a Sim Springs Happiness Prize (click on the magnifying glass)

You will need to complete a certain amount of Neighbourhood tasks to level up the Sim Springs Happiness:

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    • Content- 55 Neighbourhood Tasks
    • Optimistic- 105 Neighbourhood Tasks
    • Exuberant- 175 Neighbourhood Tasks
    • Sim-sational- 250 Neighbourhood Tasks

Once you reach these milestones you will earn prizes:

    • Content- Improved Highway and Birds in Sim Springs (visual changes to Sim Springs) S5,000 and 1 Mystery Key
    • Optimistic- More Birds in Sim Springs and Basic Canal (visual changes to Sim Springs) S10,000, 10LP and 1 Mystery Key
    • Exuberant- More Birds in Sim Springs and Completed Canal (visual changes to Sim Springs) S20,000, 10SP and 1 Mystery Key
    • Sim-sational- Sim Limit Increased by 1, More Birds in Sim Springs, Large Trees and Durable Roads (visual changes to Sim Springs) S30,000, 15LP, 15SP, 3 Mystery Keys, 4 hairstyles, 4 outfits and 4 shoes for female adult sims
  • Start a Neighbourhood Task

Sandy Suburbs Tasks:

Ghost Town to AdequateTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S64,000 at Sandy Suburbs
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
2SP
Place 60 Bookshelves in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Place 15 Beds in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Chat with 2 Neighbours (phone)(can use multiple sims)7 hrs each8 hrs each 8 hrs 45 mins each36SP
Wash off Sand 2 times (plant) (can use multiple sims)7 hrs each8 hrs each8 hrs 45 mins each36SP
Adequate to AmazingTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S96,000 at Sandy Suburbs
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
2SP
Place 15 TV’s in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Place 20 Couches in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Chat with 3 Neighbours (phone)(can use multiple sims)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each 10 hrs 38 mins each63SP
Suggest 3 Neighbourhood Improvements (computer) (can use multiple sims)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each10 hrs 38 mins each63SP
Have 3 Sandy Naps (couch) (can use multiple sims)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each10 hrs 38 mins each63SP
Wash off Sand 3 times (plant) (can use multiple sims)8 hrs 30 mins each9 hrs 30 mins each10 hrs 38 mins each63SP
Amazing to DazzlingTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S128,000 at Sandy Suburbs
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
3SP
Place 20 Dining Tables in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Place 85 Dining Chairs in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Chat with 4 Neighbours (phone)(can use multiple sims)13 hrs 30 mins each15 hrs each 16 hrs 53 mins each118SP
Suggest 4 Neighbourhood Improvements (computer) (can use multiple sims)13 hrs 30 mins each15 hrs each16 hrs 53 mins each118SP
Browse 4 Photo Albums (bookshelf) (can use multiple sims)13 hrs 30 mins each15 hrs each16 hrs 53 mins each118SP
Look at 4 Llamas (tree) (can use multiple sims)13 hrs 30 mins each15 hrs each16 hrs 53 mins each118SP
Have 4 Sandy Naps (couch) (can use multiple sims)13 hrs 30 mins each15 hrs each16 hrs 53 mins each118SP
Wash off Sand 4 times (plant) (can use multiple sims)13 hrs 30 mins each15 hrs each16 hrs 53 mins each118SP
Dazzling to UltimateTime (3 Star Rating)2 Star Rating1 Star RatingSkip Cost
Spend S176,500 at Sandy Suburbs
(may be less if you are at a lower level)
9SP
Place 250 Windows in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Place 100 Doors in Sandy Suburbs1SP
Chat with 5 Neighbours (phone)(can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each 1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Suggest 5 Neighbourhood Improvements (computer) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Browse 5 Photo Albums (bookshelf) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Assess 5 Styles (mirror) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Prepare 5 Chicken Soups (stove) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Watch the Game 5 times (TV) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Look at 5 Llamas (tree) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Have 5 Sandy Naps (couch) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP
Wash off Sand 5 times (plant) (can use multiple sims)1 day each1 day 3 hrs each1 day 6 hrs each210SP

 


Buying Boosts

You can spend real money to help you complete these events, there are 2 options:

Budget Toolbox (this is for the lot you are currently completing only):

  • 50% Lower Time Requirements
  • 50% Less Sims Required
  • 30% Cheaper ‘Skip Wait’ (skip to start the next day early cost)
  • The 1 hour daily task auto completed (probably Check in with Johnny)

Jumbo Toolbox (this is for all 4 lots in Sandy Suburbs from when you purchase it):

  • 50% Lower Time Requirements
  • 50% Less Sims Required
  • 30% Cheaper ‘Skip Wait’ (skip to start the next day early cost)
  • The 1 hour daily task auto completed (probably Check in with Johnny)
  • The missed day penalties are 20% cheaper
  • One colour variant of Johnny Zest’s suit for male adult sims in wardrobe and create a sim (top, pants, shoes, and his glasses)

With the Jumbo Toolbox you also get benefits to help you complete the Neighbourhood Tasks for Sandy Suburbs too:

  • 15% Less Sims Required for Neighbourhood Tasks
  • 15% Off Lot Event Spend Goals for Neighbourhood Tasks

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Sim Springs? You can find the bus stop near the Science Lab, click on this to get to Sim Springs:

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Why can’t I start this event? You need to be at level 20 or above to be able to begin this. This event is very expensive so it is best to start it when you have completed everything else in the game so you can afford it.

Do I have to start it straight away? No, there is no rush to begin but once you do complete the tutorial the 10 day time limit will begin.

What is the difference between house lots and community lots? Sims cannot live in community lots. You will also be able to place all items from one section of buy mode in the community lot for free, in Sandy Suburbs this is the living room section.

What happens if I don’t complete in time? You can still complete this event even if you don’t complete in the 10 day time limit to get the Grand Prize house template, you just won’t get the Zesty Prizes and you may have to pay ‘deadline extensions’ if you fall behind.

I don’t understand the Zest Zone? Day 8, 9 and 10 are the Zest Zone and you will earn an extra prize at the end of the event if you manage to complete day’s 8, 9 and 10 in 24 hours each (you don’t have to complete all 3 days in 24 hours, you have 24 hours for day 8, then 24 hours for day 9 etc)

What are Mystery Keys? Mystery Keys are usually earned from completing weekly tasks, they can then be spent in the Mystery Box Shop to unlock prizes, read this post for more information

How do I go back to Simtown? You can use the bus stop in Sim Springs or use the buttons at the bottom like you normally would to navigate around town.

Do I have to use the House Templates given during the event? No, you can keep the house you have been creating during the event but there is always the option to demolish that house and replace it with the template

I’ve completed everything, why hasn’t my Sim Springs Happiness level increased? This is the happiness level for the whole of Sim Springs, completing just the first neighbourhood (Sandy Suburbs) will not complete any happiness milestone, you will need to wait for future Sim Springs event to unlock these


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21 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay-Guide to Sim Springs: Sandy Suburbs

  1. Do you know whether all the daily tasks must be done in the Tumbleweed Terrace house? I know tasks like cleaning up pizza boxes or garbage bags would, but, for example, the task of getting 9 second opinions by phone, could that be done at one of our existing houses that already has 10 3-star phones?

  2. I didn’t click ‘start’ on the New Location and Event pop up, but I did click on the bus stop to go and have a look.
    In the Active Tasks list it now says ‘visit the Sim Springs home lot’ and the first house is pulsing, I haven’t clicked on this.
    Is it too late to leave it for now as I’m not ready to start this yet, or have I activated the tutorial which I now have to finish and then the countdown begins?
    Thanks for your help and all your hard work with this website.

  3. Do all of the daily tasks have to be completed in order or any order that works for us? Thanks for your extra hard work this update, it’s massive and we really appreciate it!

  4. I’m level 38 and I don’t have the bus stop. I managed to watch the trailer through the game but just can’t see it?

  5. How do you recycle the pizza boxes because when I keep tapping them they say only Jonny zest can make the sims?

  6. You mentioned that the first house template isn’t as nice as what you’ve probably built during the event. When I complete the event, do I get the house I renovated, or are all of those simoleons wasted and I get the basic version??

  7. This may be stupid, but I can’t seem to complete the “consider sim springs’ potential from a couch” task. There isn’t a couch in tumbleweed terrace and I can’t do it from a home in sim town, it doesn’t give me the option. Am I doing something wrong?

  8. Hey! I accidentally started it and I’m onto the tasks now. I’m on level 32 and I have lots of money but I don’t want to spend it. Do you think it’s a good idea to continue? Is there a way to pause it? Also, I was wondering if you have to start the sim chase at a certain time so it doesn’t go away? Like could I start it when the first sim springs home renovation is over? Thank you so much! :))

    • You can just leave it for a while until you are ready but it will cost you more as you have to pay a deadline extension so you can progress.
      The SimChase events are only available for a certain amount of days so if you don’t start it during that time it will end and you will have to wait for it to return in the future.

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