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The Sims 4: Tiny Living - Types of house, building guide, review, perks & more

The Sims 4: Tiny Living is the first add-on ever to incorporate a popular community-created challenge into the game.

This means that the game mode actually rewards the players for creating their perfect miniature abode.

Keep reading for a full guide on Tiny Living.

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Different types of Tiny Living homes

The first thing to get yourself accustomed to when starting the game is the different types of Tiny Living homes that you can build.

The Sims 4: Tiny Living tiered house
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TIERED HOUSES: A unique way to organise space in your house


To get around the 100 tile lot limit takes some clever building skills and the best way to do this is by creating houses with many tiers to fully maximise the space.

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There are three levels of additional challenge within this limit:

  • Tier 3: Small Home (65-100 tiles)
  • Tier 2: Tiny Home (33-64 tiles)
  • Tier 1: Micro Home (4-32 tiles)

Yes, that is correct. The number of tiles on the lot can go as low as four tiles, creating the ultimate challenge.

How to Build a Tiny Living home

Now that you have figured out which type of house you want to build, it's time to start building.

The process of building a house is exactly the same as in The Sims 4, with the only exception being that there is a 100 tile limit for the interior.

Building a Tiny Home in The Sims 4: Tiny Living
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SMALL BUT SWEET: The Tiny Living lot is a blast to use

Having the 100 tile limit in place isn't necessarily a bad thing though - you can still use all the garden space you want to create some truly incredible designs.

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You could create a cosy cottage surrounded by a giant woodland or a micro hut swamped by a gigantic garden.

The possibilities for creating a unique dwelling are endless.


Tiny Living Lot Perks

It wouldn't be a true The Sims 4 add-on without the extra perks and rewards in place, and The Sims 4: Tiny Living really delivers.

If you're an avid player of The Sims 4 and the Expansion Packs from 2016 onwards, you will already be aware of the Lot Perks feature.

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These Lot Traits add depth to gameplay by buffing emotions, affecting skill or relationship gains, or causing random occurrences to happen to your Sims.

The Sims 4: Tiny Living lot perks
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ALL THE PERKS: There are many positives to living in a Tiny Home


In Tiny Living, the Lot Perks are not applied to the player and are instead awarded when you reach a new tier.

The rewards you get depend on what tier you are playing on.

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For example, a tier 2 house will be able to have access to all the perks from tier 2 and 3, but will need a further reduction in living space in order to unlock the tier 1 perks.

Tier-Specific Perks

To further illustrate this, here is a list of all the perks available for the three Tiny Living tiers:

Tiny Living Tier 3 Lot Perks - Small Home:

  • Household bills are reduced
  • All happy emotions are doubled in duration

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Tiny Living Tier 2 Lot Perks - Tiny Home:

  • All skill building on the lot receives a double-time boost
  • All objects that grant happy moods are doubled

Tiny Living Tier 1 Lot Perks - Micro Home:

  • All relationship gains/losses are doubled on the lot
  • Garden plants on the lot grow twice as fast

So there you have it, now you know about all the main features of Tiny Living. You are well on your way to becoming a master Tiny Living builder.

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