All those hours watching tiny homes on Youtube are paying off.
I wasn’t sure about this one, but once I watched some Simtubers play through and make different tiny houses, I knew I would love to create my own. I’m gradually becoming a decent builder in the Sims and a new challenge is always welcome.
Some of my other Sims 4 reviews:
Like my other reviews, I’ll talk about the actual pack itself/gameplay that comes with it and move onto the pros and cons, and finally, if it’s worth it.
Where To Start
Of course, I used my Sim-self, however, I truly believe this is the most alternate version of myself there could be because no way will I wear those bangs in real life. I swear she doesn’t even look like me anymore with that hair.
Love the glasses though.
After going through Create-a-Sim, I built a tiny house, which is a new type of lot, and is broken down into three tiers: 1-micro, 2-tiny, 3-small. Each has a limit of spaces with micro being the smallest, as well as perks that come with living in a tiny home.
For my Sim, I created a tiny home, which meant reduced bills and faster skill gain. And I’m not joking with the fast skill gain. I swear she leveled up to level 3 in writing in the time it would take to get to 2. Which can be good or bad, depending on your preferences/the type of player you are.
I also built a micro-home in Sulani and both of these homes are in my library under my gallery username, meaganlamb…if you want to check them out. You know, just saying.
- Like usual, Create-a-Sim has a good amount of new clothing items, especially for a stuff pack. Women and men get a variety, and even kids and toddlers get new hair. They get new hair.
- New glasses. I am so damn happy about that.
- The smaller build and buy objects are not only great for tiny homes, but apartments, or a house with numerous roommates.
- The objects are versatile.
- The 3-in-1 TV/stereo/bookshelf, shelves with clutter for the kitchen and bathroom, and a smaller circular table are some of my favorites in the pack.
- The challenge that comes with creating a tiny home from the micro to small.
- Different ways to build said tiny homes, like creating a “van” or trailer.
- Perks that come with living in a tiny home like a faster skill gain, constantly feeling fine, and reduced bills.
- Death by murphy-bed.
- Aside from building, there’s not much to the actual gameplay except living in a tiny house.
- I don’t mind the murphy beds but I agree with most people that I’d rather have bunk beds, but it wouldn’t just have to be that. They could’ve made a bed on top with a desk beneath, or couch. I know they said the animation would take longer, but I personally think it would’ve been worth it.
- Also ladders, another thing I agree with. Stairs take up a lot of room.
- Again, nothing for kids or toddlers except new hair and a bed they can use. I guess there’s not much for them, in general, to do with this pack, but maybe small toys? A smaller dollhouse? Or…again…bunkbeds…
- No traits or aspirations.
Is Tiny Living Worth It?
For someone like me who likes building, or if you’re someone who likes building challenges or just wants to get better, this is a good pack for you. You have to think differently to fit more in a small space. Or give yourself a bigger challenge and try to move a big family into a tier 2, tiny house.
But for others, unless you truly want the new clothing/objects, you might not get much out of it. Once I moved my Sim in…that was it, except the faster skill gain, there’s nothing different when it comes to gameplay.