The Sims 4 has many packs that can open up a world of home creation possibilities. There is a style for every player out there, meaning that dream homes are very possible within the Simverse. So, here are the best challenges to get you building, whether you only have the base game or all DLCs.
Best Sims 4 Challenges for Building
The 10k Starter Home Challenge
This first one is great for making a nice home on a budget. You will get to know your inventory well and know what is affordable and what isn't. With the 10k Starter Home Challenge, you need to build a fully functional house with a bathroom, bedroom, living room, etc., using only 10,000 simoleons.
If you have only ever built using the Motherlode cheat before, you will be very surprised at how much things in the sim store actually cost! We recommend this challenge for those who rarely have, if ever, restrained their spending in-game.
The 10-Minute Challenge
This one will test how good you are at thinking on your feet. It will challenge how quickly you can use your building skills in terms of layout and aesthetics. The 10-minute challenge requires you to build a fully functional house in just 10 minutes. It needs a kitchen, suitable bathroom, bedrooms and living space. Try to do this as swiftly as possible without letting the stress get to you!
The Dollhouse Challenge
Do you remember a dollhouse from your childhood that you adored? Well, now is the time to recreate it! The idea behind the Dollhouse challenge is to design a house that looks like a dollhouse. It needs at least two floors and an open back to see inside. Of course, you can use any dollhouse as an inspiration, but this could be nicely nostalgic!
The Mini-Micro House Challenge
In terms of tiny living, this is definitely a small house. The Mini-Micro challenge comes with some narrow stipulations. You must:
- Create a home using only 20x15 tiles.
- Only have objects inside the house (nothing external).
- Use just 18,000 simoleons.
Although this challenge is more forgiving moneywise than the 10k Challenge, there is not a lot to work with in terms of space. You will need to maximize space usage to the best of your ability. Players will also benefit from the Tiny Living pack being installed. Better make sure you have bb.moveobjects on!
The Ugly House Challenge
This challenge might arguably be where your imagination and talents truly come to life. In this, you must fight all your urges to make a stylistically pleasing home and instead create something that is a home designer's nightmare! Basically, make the ugliest house you can imagine.
You don't have a price cap on this one, so you can use any financial cheats you'd like. However, you must use at least 10 colors that clash together and mix them all up. The house must be a strange and abnormal shape, and the yard must be filled with weird-looking ornaments and pieces. Basically, throw loads of stuff everywhere, making it hard to look at.
The Solid Color Challenge
Got a favorite color? Great! That's the only one you're allowed to use. It doesn't have to be your favorite color if you don't want it, but the build must consist of one color and one color only. That goes for everything, so no cheating! The good news is everything will effortlessly match in your home. Bad news? You're stuck with a single color and may become bored quickly.
Related: Best Sims 4 Mods in 2022
The Wheelspin Build Challenge
The Wheelspin Build Challenge requires you to use a number generator and then associate the number you get with the stipulation on this sheet created by LilSimsie. The document does have instructions on it, but essentially you need to build a house using whatever the number generator/wheel tells you that you can use.
For example, it may turn out that you can only use a small lot in Oasis Springs with a 25k starter, and it also has to house six sims in a Colonial style. You can also add values, so if you have more than the three base game worlds, you can add columns for the ones you own to have a wider variety.
No Mistakes Challenge
This one might be one of the hardest on this list. A lot of the time, when we build in The Sims, we want to get a feel for a layout first. Then, we change it later once we realize what shape it will take. Well, not in this challenge! Think wisely about where you want to put things, as it's staying once it's placed.
The floor plan, room sizes, and shapes all have to remain in place once put down. You can end up with some builds that are really impractical. One moment your bed is in the right place, but the next minute, you've got a very inconvenient location. If you want to increase the stress in this challenge, you can also assign yourself a time limit. Make sure you're still enjoying the challenge and not stressing out too much.
A Different Pack for Every Room Challenge
This challenge can push you to use Build/Buy items you would never have dreamed of. If you are really talented with bb.moveobjects on, you can combine things in artful ways that are just truly transformative. YouTuber James Turner has created his own generator that is perfect for this. Simply select the packs you own and click the generator for each room to see what you get!
The Different Pack for Every Room Challenge has you build your house shell and generate random packs for each room. The house can be any size you like, but you will be limited by what packs you can apply. Sometimes you can get stuck with a really inconvenient pack that limits you, which is where the real fun comes in.
Looking for more tips? Check out Sims 4: How to Use CAS Full Edit Mode Cheat on Pro Game Guides.