There is a movement for tiny homes that I find very appealing. We've had contests before on building on a 10x10 lot and that in itself is challenging.
I was looking through the builders forum in the Sims 4 section and saw a challenge to build a tiny home. There was a lot of interest and, though I find Sims 4 lots unappealing, I like the tiny home concept and thoroughly enjoyed the creativity.
I wondered how many Sims 3 players would enjoy this challenge as well.
I started with the 16-tile challenge and built an 8x2 home on a 10x10 lot. Adding a porch to the front and a nice garden in back, it didn't look too bad. It played well for one, even after inviting another sim in. But, I like more ins and outs to a structure, more fun with roof lines, and really, a bit more elbow room.
So, I thought to make a 5x3 with an extra bump out on one end for my next 16-tile attempt. BUT, the roof line would NOT cooperate and I had to go with a 6x3 main area and a bump out of 1x2. So, instead of following the 16-tile challenge, I just went with a tiny home on a tiny lot.
I'd really love to see the interest in this that I noted in the Sims 4 section. Of course, Sims 4 is the current game and thus more likely to have more interest. However, there are still simmers who love Sims 3 and love a challenge. So, surprise me!
Feel free to build your tiny home with a second floor and/or basement. Also, bump up the lot size if you prefer but try to keep the foot print of the home within, at least, a 10x10 grid square. Less is more!