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

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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The Sims Freeplay- House Guide (Part Four) Penthouse Apartments

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version


This house guide is going to show you the NEW penthouse apartments that can be built in downtown (where the hospital is located) that you unlock once you have completed the Sims and the City Discovery Quest There are currently four penthouse templates and 3 house lots in downtown that you can build an apartment on but I’m sure they will add more to downtown in the future! There are currently four penthouse apartments:

  • Empty Penthouse
  • Two and a Half Beds
  • Sanctuary in the Sky
  • Lofty Penthouse

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

How big are Penthouse Apartments? The grid size is 26×12

How do I find my daily reward without a mailbox? Click on the lift and you will find the option:

Empty Penthouse– build your own amazing penthouse apartment on this empty grid

Two and a Half Beds– the most basic penthouse with mostly very basic items but it does have a bunk bed in it!   Sanctuary in the Sky– very elegant 1 story penthouse with a nice little garden in the middle!
 

Lofty Penthouse– beautifully designed 2 story penthouse with swimming pool and grand piano! Definitely my favourite one!

   

Check out my House Tour video of these penthouses here:

Thank you for reading!


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 Five: Prize Houses

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The Sims Freeplay- Empty House Options

When you click on an empty house a pop up will appear, in this post I am going to explain what each of these options means.
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  • Add New Sim- Click to be taken to create a sim to add a new adult sim to the game, will be greyed out if you are at your sim limit for that level.
  • Relocate existing sim- Click to move a sim you already have in the town into a different house, you may want to use this option to separate a sim from a family or just move a sim from one house to another. It will cost you S5000 and you can only do this while that sim isn’t busy
  • Relocate household- Click to move a whole household from one house to another, this will cost you S8000 and you can only do this while all sims from that household aren’t doing anything
  • View house- Click on this to see the empty house, use this for decorating before moving a sim in
  • Demolish House- Click this to delete the house, all items will move into your inventory, it will decrease the amount it will cost to build another house. (I would sell all rooms before you demolish a house otherwise you won’t get any money) Click here to watch this video for more information on deleting houses

When a sim lives in a house the only thing you can do is view house, you need to move out the sim before any of these options will appear.

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The Sims Freeplay- Adding Stairs

Adding stairs can be a bit tricky if you haven’t done it before so hopefully this guide will be useful!

Please note you can only add stairs once you have completed the Multi Story Renovations Quest.

Once that is completed you can add a new floor, to do this, click on floor construction (second tab in the house section of home store)

Then you will see a white highlighted area, click that and it will show you how much a new floor will cost you, click the green tick to buy it.



Then you need to add rooms to your new floor, you do this by clicking on the upstairs button on the right of the screen:

This will take you to the next level, then you can add a room like you normally do, if you don’t know how, read this post

NOTE: you must add rooms to the second floor before you can add stairs!

Lastly you can add the stairs! Stairs is the third tab, select the one you want to buy and you can then place it in your house:

The image below shows you how it looks when the stairs can’t be placed:

Why can’t I place stairs in my house?

  • There may be something in the way downstairs (like in my picture above)
  • You may be trying to place stairs through the white lines- the white dotted lines show you were the rooms are above so you cannot place stairs on them:

  • There may be something in the way on the floor above- use the floor button on the side of your screen to see what is in the way upstairs (the squares will appear red if there is something in the way upstairs)

To fix this you could move items upstairs that are in the way, if you can’t because a wall is in the way you may need to choose a different style of stairs which is what I did, I couldn’t fit in these stairs so I decided on the compact staircase instead.

This picture is how it should look when you can place the stairs in your house, press the green tick to buy them:

You now have stairs in your house!


How much does each floor cost?

2nd- S300,000

3rd- S500,000

4th- S800,000

5th- S1,000,000

Which floor do I have to place the stairs on?

If you want your stairs to reach the second floor you will need to place your stairs on the ground floor

If I delete my house will I still have the 2nd and 3rd floors or will I have to buy them again?

Unfortunately you will have to buy them again now, they have annoyingly changed this!

Can I add more than 4 sims to my house now I have another floor?

No, the maximum is still four

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The Sims Freeplay- Building, Deleting and Resizing Rooms

This is a quick guide to show you how to build, resize and delete rooms in the game.

You firstly need to go to the house section of the home store and it will open on the first tab called rooms:


This gives you some instructions about how to build a room:

To build a room, hold and drag on the grass or anywhere within an existing house. A green room means it’s clear to build, red means that it cannot be built.

Drag on walls marked with a white highlight to resize existing rooms.

BUILDING A ROOM

Like the instructions say you need to hold and drag on the grass inside the grid, you cannot build a room outside of the grid. Once you have dragged and created a room you will see an image similar to the one below:

Click on the red cross to delete it or click the green tick to build it for the price shown on screen.

 

The room will appear red as shown below if you cannot build it there:

 

DELETING A ROOM

Deleting a room is actually selling it as you will earn simoleons when you delete it. To delete a room you need to go to the rooms tab again, then you can click on a room and if it can be deleted it will look like the image below:

You can click the tick to keep the room or click the red simoleon to sell the room for the price that is shown next to the red simoleon button. All the items in the room will move to your inventory- apart from the wallpaper and flooring.

Please note not all rooms can be deleted, if it appears like the image below you can’t delete it:

Why can’t I delete a room?

Two main reasons are:

  • If you have a second or third floor you will be unable to delete a room when there is a room above it, you need to delete the room above first, which is why I cannot delete the room in the image above.
  • If there is a plate in the room you will need to get a sim to clean it up first before you will be able to delete the room.

 

RESIZING A ROOM

On the same tab you can resize any room that has a highlighted arrowed edge, it will look like the image below:

When you resize the room the options that appear are the same as building a room.

Why can’t I resize every room? If two rooms of different sizes are next to each other then you will not get the option to resize between the two rooms, rooms have to be the same size to resize them together.

For example:

The lounge and kitchen can be resized to make one of them smaller and the other one bigger:

But the hallway and lounge cannot be resized because the hallway is longer than the lounge:


Frequently asked Questions:

  • Can you add a room inside a room? No you cannot
  • Can you delete a wall? No, you can only delete the whole room
  • Can I join two rooms together to make one? You cannot delete walls but you could do this either by adding a door between the two rooms or deleting the rooms and building one big room in place
  • Why can’t I delete rooms on my ground floor? If you have a room above you will have to delete the room above first before you can delete rooms below
  • What is the smallest room you can build? 1×2
  • Can I move a house to a new lot? No you cannot
  • Can I move a room to a different part of the same lot? No you cannot, you would have to delete the room and build it where you wanted it
  • Why can’t some rooms be resized? If rooms are a different size then you will not be able to resize them, read the resizing section of this post for more information
  • Can I change the flooring/walls in half of the room? No, you will have to have the same flooring/ walls in the whole room
  • How do I add a second floor and stairs? Give this post a read!

Thanks for reading!


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