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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

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!





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.

  • 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.

Thanks for reading!



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

Thanks for reading!



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.


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 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.



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!



The Sims Freeplay- Houseboats Guide

This guide will show you pictures of each of the houseboats available on the mysterious island and my opinion of each one to help you decide which one you would like to build first, they all cost SPs so I will include the prices so you can start to save up while you work on unlocking a houseboat plot.

The boats are:

  • The Tinytight Pocket
  • The Cavernous Cruiser
  • The Pint Sized Prince
  • The Royal Wavecutter

How do I unlock houseboat plots?

Each monument unlocks a houseboat plot once you reach level 5 on that monument (I am still working on monuments so a post will be created as soon as I have completed them)

So if you are past level 33 and have got to/ past level 5 on each monument you will have unlocked all of the houseboat plots!

The Tinytight Pocket– 3/5









This is the cheapest houseboat but it still costs 20SPs which I think is just a bit excessive for what you get. Its a one story, one bedroom houseboat that could fit 2 sims in (but it may be a bit of a squeeze) it has a good sized bathroom but I don’t like that the wardrobe had to be put in there, it just doesn’t work, if you need a wardrobe maybe you could replace that with a chest of drawers, that would look better. I think the kitchen and living area are really nice, they are a good size and they have managed to fit a dining table in! The bedroom and outside areas are a little cramped but overall I think its a nice little starter boat and an extra floor could always be added!

The Cavernous Cruiser– 4/5




This is a two story houseboat with room for 3 sims to live here, again the price is quite expensive, it will cost you 40SPs!
I really like this houseboat actually, it has good sized living areas and I think the kitchen and bathroom sizes work well for this, but you could always make the dining area smaller and make those two rooms bigger, if you really wanted!
There is a good sized bedroom upstairs which has three single beds in it but you could always turn that into one big master bedroom for a couple or even put the bathroom up there!
It even has a garden plot outside the house and a good sized garden area.

NOTE: You need to have completed the multi story renovations quest to be able to build this houseboat.

The Pint Sized Prince– 4/5



This is a one story houseboat that costs a staggering 65SPs! You don’t actually get that much for your money with any of these houseboats.
This is a good sized houseboat for a family of 4 but they have substituted the garden area for those extra and larger rooms which is a shame.
But saying that, the layout of the house is good, I do like the living area, its a great size and is open plan into the dining area. There is even a games room with a ships wheel in it which is a nice decoration.
The kitchen and bathroom again are good sized and this bathroom even has a bath in it!

The Royal Wavecutter– 4.5/5



houseboat4[2]This is a really beautiful looking houseboat but it will cost you 100SPs!
Its a two story, two bedroom house with a double bed in each so two couples could fit in here easily or one of them could be a children’s room.
Downstairs there are two really good sized rooms, the kitchen and the living room, the dining table is right in the corner of the kitchen but I think it would look better moved over.
Glass doors lead out to the outside area which has a small swimming pool in it- I love it! However it does mean there is no room for gardening plots but I can forgive that!
There is a nice size bathroom upstairs but no bath although that could be easily added.

NOTE: You need to have completed the multi story renovations quest to be able to build this houseboat.

Thanks for reading!