So, typically as Simmers, we create a Sim or a family of Sims and move into a big, beautiful house. We all do it. Don't lie.
So, I propose a new challenge for ya'll to try. It's called......TINY LIVING CHALLENGE! Yay!
Alright, so on to the rules.
1. Traits don't matter but I recommend something to help you along because...
2. You can't have a Career, but you must make money somehow. So, maybe Creative traits to help along a Painter or a Musician.
3. You can make yourself a husband/wife or you try to find one.
4. Cannot make children right off the bat.
5. You can play with the lifespan all you want, normal, short, long, doesn't matter.
House Building Rules:
1. Your house cannot be bigger than a 5x5. It can be smaller if you want to give yourself an extra challenge, but it can not be bigger than a 5x5.
2. You must buy at least one thing from every option, like a fridge from the Kitchen or a bed from the Bedroom. The exception is the Kids option. For example, if you Sort by Room, you have to buy something from each room.
3. The bed must be a big bed. This takes up some room, so be careful. But, no single beds for your first Sim. Plus, when he/she takes a husband or wife, they need to sleep in the same bed. Also, the bed must be accessible from both sides.
4. NO 2ND STORY! Only one story houses.
5. No porches. That'll add extra space, so NO!
6. Decorate anyway you want!
7. You can have a pool.
8. NO EXPANSIONS! It must ALWAYS be a 5x5 house or smaller.
9. Hobbies can be kept outside the house, like easel and violins, because they take up room and for a couple who has multiple hobbies to make money, it's hard to keep it all in the house.
10. SIMS CAN NOT SLEEP OUTSIDE!!
11. I recommend one kid in each generation. My sister is trying it too and she got twins and she says it's so hard because she has to deal with two babies and a wife and husband in the same 5x5. But, if you want to, go ahead.
12. Once you have a child, you can move something out of the house to make room for their bed. For example, when you begin, you should have a dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and some office stuff. When a kid comes along, you can move the kitchen outside and have an outside kitchen or you can move the dining room outside and eat outside all the time. Your choice, but this should make some space.
13. Once kids become young adults, you can make them their OWN 5x5 on the SAME lot. They can't be connected, but must be on the same lot. For example, your 1st generation will have their own 5x5 and their kid and his/her spouse will have their own 5x5.
14. You must raise at least 3 generations on the SAME lot (raising consisting of Baby to Young Adult). Space will be tight so good luck. (Meaning, by the 3rd generation, you should have at least 3 5x5 baby houses.)
15. The challenge is over when the 3rd generation kid gets married OR becomes an adult!
I think that's it. This is just an idea and I'm still play testing it, but I've run into some unique problems, like item placement and Sims being unable to get to stuff. So, let me know if there's any other ideas or suggestions to add on to this, but this is the Basics!
Check out me play testing it on my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/105maddie105