Updated: Apr 13
Happy New Year! I know it’s been a while since I last updated this website and even my social media channels. That’s because 2022 has been a crazy year, for me. I changed jobs twice; I went on vacation, and immediately after, attended my aunt’s wedding; then work got busy, and before I knew it, it was Christmas, and the New Year came by and went! So, yes, it’s been busy. But don’t worry! I’m back, and I plan on staying!
So, what do I have in store for you today? As you can probably tell, by the title, I’m hitting you with a new kind of video. That’s right, it’s a Sims 4 building video! If you don’t know what that is it’s a video of the “construction” of a new house I’ve built, in the Sims 4. Of course, not many of you will care for this type of video, but there are those out there who do (me included).
I love getting inspiration from these videos, for actual houses or apartments, I’d like to buy one day (or at least dream of). These videos fill me with so much inspiration, and I thought I’d jump onto the bandwagon with this one! So, here it is! The first of many Sims 4 builds I’ll be showcasing here for all of you!
And if you have any requests, let me know! I’ll be more than happy to build a house for you (in the Sims 4, of course!).
The Knitter’s Bungalow
I intended this build to be a small cabin, as you can tell, by the wood panelling and the stone facades, on the outside, but as I worked on the interiors of the build, it eventually became more cottage-like, than cabin-like. So, in the end, I decided to call it a bungalow, since it’s a bit too big to be a cottage but too small to be a house.
Of course, as with all my builds, I have a favourite room, and that’s the second bedroom (the one closest to the bathroom) because I placed a moon lamp and a guitar in there!
For those of you who know me, I used to play the guitar and the piano, back when I was at school. I do miss playing these instruments, and I would love to continue playing them, but my house is too crowded, and there isn’t enough space for a piano. So, I have to content myself with playing these instruments vicariously through my Sims characters!
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I did not use any Custom Content in this build, I created this with the expansion, game, stuff and kit packs that Maxis & EA Games created for the game itself!
So, I started building this bungalow because I was inspired by some of the bungalows that I pass by, in real life. I live just at the edge of London, in the UK, and it’s pretty easy for me to reach the countryside (since I live right next to the M25 and the M4 – the major roads that connect London to the rest of the south of the UK), and whenever I do travel out of London, I come across these cute bungalows and cottages that I imagine myself living in one day. Like the one below!
Of course, the ones we have, in the UK, are mostly stone, and you’ll hardly find ones that have wood panelling on the outside. So, I took my inspiration from other sources, like American log cabins. I do love the look of these log cabins, and I wish the Sims had log cabin wallpapers (other than “siding”, as they’re called in the game), which would give cabin builds more authenticity, but I had to make do. So, that’s why I settled for a more British look, which worked out perfectly, in the end!
What’s In It?
So, the bungalow is ideal for Simmers who love to knit, since there are many knitting baskets, places to sit, and even an embroidery box (it’s a shame the Sims teams got rid of the sewing machine, this would have really added to the whole “crafter’s” aesthetic!).
It’s a great place for those granny Sims, or adults who would like to own their own knitting and crafting businesses.
Now, the build itself has several features:
An open-plan living/dining space
And it has space enough for your Sims to learn to dance, play video games, learn chess, read books, and even do other freelance jobs, like writing articles, books, and essays. So, your Sim doesn’t need to just be a knitter, they can be a writer too! They can even be cooks and bakers since all you need is the kitchen!
You can even host parties as well since the dining table has enough room for 6 people, and if your guests need a place to stay, they can always sleep in the guest bedroom.
I even added lots of clutter around the place, because many crafters (including myself) may have a lot of supplies, but very little storage space, especially in small cottages like this one. So, it makes the build a lot cosier and homier. Your Sim can even sit out on the porch and knit, while people watching, above the fence!
It’s Credit Time!
So, with most of my builds, you’ll find that there are some elements to it that I owe to others, and you’ll find me crediting these people often because they’re the ones who gave me the inspiration in the first place. So, here they are!
The Game: The Sims 4 – EA Games & Maxis
The Floor Plan: Rollos_Floorplan
My EA ID: FeatherCharm
The Lot Name: The Knitter’s Bungalow
"Continue Life" Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Music by: Kevin MacLeod
Always With Me, Always With You (Piano Long)
Music by: Daddy’s Music
If you’re a fan of The Sims, and you’re playing The Sims 4, you can find The Knitter’s Bungalow on my Gallery page, just find my EA ID “FeatherCharm” and you’re golden (for whatever reason, typing up the name of the lot doesn’t work…at least with me).
Well, that’s it for now! Which build do you guys want me to make next? Of course, I’ve already made my next one, but if you have any requests, let me know! For now, don’t forget to like, subscribe, follow, and share this post, my website, and my social media channels, to get the latest updates and the newest posts from me! I’ll see you guys soon.