The Sims Freeplay- Holiday Home Live Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA Creator Network) may differ from actual version


Starts 5th August 2022

Complete this brand new live event (starts 5th August 2022) to unlock summer themed items and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the Summer Staycation house template. This event is only here for 10 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!


Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!


Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Paper Palms pack. When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the Paper Palms pack (click on the event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SP, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!


Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free
2nd- S2,000
3rd- S4,000
4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000
2nd- S7,500
3rd- S10,000
4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S15,000
3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes

Happy (inspired) sims will collect arts and crafts items quicker:

  • 2 hours 23 minutes
  • 4 hours 17 minutes
  • 6 hours 11 minutes
  • 8 hours 4 minutes

Sad sims will take longer to collect arts and crafts items:

  • 2 hours 38 minutes
  • 4 hours 44 minutes
  • 6 hours 49 minutes
  • 8 hours 55 minutes

Restocking

Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 7 which means you can use the station 7 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SP
    or
  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free

NOTE:

  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.

Prizes:

Check out my video of all the prizes here

The first one of each prize is free

1.Paper Palms– requires 50 candles to buy

Walls Section: Beige Oasis Wallpaper (S600)

2.3 Constructor Coins

3.3 Constructor Coins

4.Convex Decor- Beachy Bottles and Shore Shaded Lamps

Beachy Bottles– requires 1,200 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Oak (S78,130) and Cream (7LP) Bottles Decor

Sims can admire the bottles

Shore Shaded Lamps– requires 3,600 candles and 25 constructor coins to buy

Lighting Section: Oak (S117,160) and Gold (11LP) Wicker Roof Lamps

5.Pottery Station

6.4 Constructor Coins

7.4 Constructor Coins

8.Summer Shelving- Sunny Shelves and Blooming Bookshelves

Sunny Shelves– requires 10,900 candles, 8,500 pottery and 80 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Oak (S79,050) and Cream (7SP) Wall Wicker Shelves

Sims can admire these shelves

Blooming Bookshelves– requires 14,500 candles, 11,300 pottery and 105 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: Beige (S68,500) and Gold (6SP) Records Displays

These record displays have bookshelf actions on them

9.Jewelry Station

10.5 Constructor Coins

11.2 Social Points

12.5 Constructor Coins

13.Summertime Sofa Set- Clean Corners and Surfing ‘n’ Sofas

Clean Corners– requires 16,075 pottery, 17,000 jewelry and 150 constructor coins to buy

Electronics Section: Black (S125,460) and Orange (12LP) Modern Vacuums

Living Room Section: Orange (S88,200) and White (8LP) Leather Corner Sofas

Orange (S146,550) and White (11SP) Leather Sofas Left

Surfing ‘n’ Sofas– requires 17,000 pottery, 18,000 jewelry and 160 constructor coins to buy

Electronics Section: Oak (S117,950) and Cream (11LP) Laptop Nooks

Living Room Section: Orange (S108,340) and White (10LP) Leather Sofas

Orange (S130,220) and White (11SP) Leather Sofas Right

14.Glassware Station

15.7 Constructor Coins

16.2 Social Points

17.7 Constructor Coins

18.Beachside Bedroom- Sunshine & Study and Summer Suite

Sunshine & Study– requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 165 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: Oak (S91,230) and Cream (9LP) Retro Shelving

Bedroom Section: Oak (S148,860) and Cream (14LP) Open Wardrobes

Electronics Section: Oak (S162,760) and Cream (16LP) Retro Chic Desks

Summer Suite– requires 20,000 pottery, 21,000 jewelry, 21,000 glassware and 185 constructor coins to buy

Bedroom Section: Oak (S147,040) and Cream (13LP) Retro Queen Beds

Oak (S54,790) and Cream (5LP) Modern Bedside Tables

Decorations Section: White (S60,850) and Orange (6LP) Tulips Beauty Clutter

Sims can admire the clutter

Orange (S97,430) and White (9LP) Bedside Mementos

Sims can check time or panic over time using the mementos

19.10 Constructor Coins

20.2 Social Points

21.10 Constructor Coins

22.Summer Staycation- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

This template can be found under the driveway homes tab and built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. This house comes with 4 cars:

The main house is the same on both the standard and the premium residence, the premium residence has an extra building in the garden and a large garden with firepit, dance floor, basketball hoop and bar, perfect for a relaxing holiday!

I really love this house, I think it looks great on both the standard and the premium residence. The colours and themes they have used in this house go well together.

Sims can swim in the sea opposite the house and by clicking on the beach towels they can splash with another sim in the sea:

Watch my Summer Staycation House Tour here

You also unlock:

Walls Section: Desert Oasis Wallpaper (S520)

Lighting Section: Oak (S63,270) and Gold (6SP) Wicker Chandeliers

Decorations Section: Orange (S78,230) and Yellow (7LP) Beach Essentials


Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:


Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!


Once the event is over it will convert your unused resources into simoleons, the conversion rate is half the amount of resources, for example, if you have 10,000 candles left over you will earn 5,000 simoleons, if you only have 1 of a resource left over you will only earn 1 simoleon. When a new live event becomes available you start from 0 resources


If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!


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6 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Holiday Home Live Event

  1. I read your post saying that I’ll get a chance to continue on with this event when it comes back if I don’t complete it now. Sorry if this is a dumb question but I wasn’t aware that these events came back. My question is will I get another chance to win the same house or do they change the grand prize? Thank you.

    • Live events often return. The event returns with the same prizes so it will be the same house template. You will just start from where you got to this time so if you have 3 prize packs left to unlock when the time ends you will have 3 prize packs to earn when the event returns, you won’t have to start from the beginning.

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