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The Sims 4: Tiny Living – Tips & Tricks To Maximize Your Sim’s Space


The Sims 4 is a simulation game by Electronic Arts and is the fourth major title in The Sims Series. The Sims 4: Tiny Living, on the other hand, is a stuff pack that allows players to create tiny homes on build mode.

The Tiny Living Stuff Pack is popular in The Sims 4 community. Players share photos of their builds on various social media, fan sites, and The Sims 4 Gallery. The pack introduces a new lot type called “Tiny Home Residential”. It allows you to build a tiny home where your Sim can gain various benefits from. Basically, they’ll gain a positive moodlet and even save on bills!

Tiny Home Residential

The new Tiny Home Residential is only limited to 100 tiles of living space. That’s 100 tiles your Sims have to live in for the rest of their lives. This also includes tiles across multiple floors, if you prefer your house to be more than one storey.

There are no premade lots, but you can convert an existing lot into a Tiny Home Residential. You just need to enter the lot in Build Mode, click on the Lot Info Panel, and select the Tiny Home Residential from the drop-down menu. Even if your tiny home has a restricted indoor space, you can still have as much outdoor space as you want. Outdoor tiles are not included in the tile count.

Tips & Tricks to Maximize Your Tiny Home in The Sims 4

Maximizing a small space can be challenging, but that’s the main point of the Tiny Living Stuff Pack. It challenges players to create a functional home with just a few spaces to work with. So, if you’re looking for ideas on how to make that possible, we’ve listed down a few tips for you.

Use Half-Walls As A Partition

One helpful tip you should remember is that half-walls are a very useful divider for your small home. Your floor plan will be a little bit better when you add a half-wall to break that single box room. It’s also a great option if you just want to have an open-floor plan where your Sim can easily move around the living room, kitchen, and dining area.

Add An Outdoor Pool

Another tip is to add an outdoor swimming pool. This will not affect your tile count, but it makes your house look bigger because of all the space it will take up. Just make sure you don’t create any enclosed spaces while decorating your pool. You can also add a patio which would work as an extra space for your Sims to lounge or dine in.

Use Big Windows

Installing big windows for your tiny home is a great way to make it look spacious, modern, and homey. Also, natural light is always better. Use your windows to let the light in as much as you can. You wouldn’t want your tiny home to look like a dim box for your Sim.


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Utilize More Furniture From The Tiny Living Pack

If you’re building a tiny home, you would be needing space-saving furniture too. Fortunately, the stuff pack comes with new items that are perfect for your small home. For one, there’s a Media Marathoner which is a television, radio, and bookshelf in one. This alone can save you a lot of space in the living room.

And most of all, meet the Murphy Bed. It’s a bed and couch all rolled into one. You can use it as a sofa during the daytime, and convert it into a bed during the nighttime. But be careful, misusing this bed can cause accidents. Let’s just say it poses a safety hazard for most Sims.

Now that you have an idea on how to maximize your Sim’s tiny home, why not put your building skills and creativity to the test? Take on the challenge and show off your architectural skills on The Sims 4: Tiny Living.