The Sims 4 Tiny Living Stuff
Tiny Home Perks and Murphy Beds
The Sims 4 Tiny Living Stuff Logo. It releases August 13, 2019 for PC/Mac and September 3 for Xbox/PS4.
The Sims 4 Tiny Living Stuff becomes available January 21 for PC/Mac and February 4 for Xbox and Playstation 4 Consoles. This new stuff pack features objects and systems that will not only help but also encourage living in tiny homes. They encourage it in a big way. If you live in a little house, you can get double skill gains on that entire lot and if you can crunch it down to the minimum size, will also get increased relationship gains and plant growth. Let's go over the main gameplay additions of this pack, then go over the build/buy that it offers.
An overview of the changes in The Sims 4 Tiny Living Stuff and what you can expect from its big rewards for building a little house.
Tiny Home Lot Benefits
There are three theirs of Tiny Home. Judge based on the bonuses you want combined with the living space you're willing to give to your Sim. Objects outside don't count, bear in mind... but Seasons players should beware of lightning.
The core draw of this pack is the system it adds that tracks the size of your lot and whether it qualifies as "Tiny" or not. There are, in fact, 3 size classes for homes. Small, Tiny, and Micro. Each of these has its own benefits. The game only counts floor that requires a foundation to be part of its calculations. Extra levels up top and basements do count, but pools and outdoor decorative patterns/objects do not. We're mostly calculating the square footage of a Sim's home in 1x1 "large" build mode squares (the same size as most chairs and sinks). Here are the three size classes, their requirements and the perks you receive for each.
|House Class||Size Max||Bonuses
|Small||100||Feeling Fine, Lighten the Load|
|Tiny||64||Feeling Fine, Lighten the Load, Cozy Comforts, You Got The Touch|
|Micro||32||Feeling Fine, Lighten the Load, Cozy Comforts, You Got The Touch, Let's All Get Along, Let it Grow|
Bonus Traits for Tiny Homes
You can view the bonuses you'll get for using the Tiny Home Lot Type by using the small button by lot info in the top left.
As I said above, you will get bonuses based on the class of your (Small/Tiny/Micro) home. Small gets the least, Tiny gets a couple more, and Micro homes get all of the bonuses listed below:
|Image||Bonus Name||Size Availability||What it Does
|Lighten The Load||Small, Tiny, Micro||Lowers bills - I looked this up in game code and it seems to cut bills to half their expected value.|
|Feelin' Fine All The Time||Small, Tiny, Micro||Happy, Inspired, and Focused Buffs last twice as long.|
|Cozy Comforts||Tiny, Micro||Doubles comfort values of all items on the lot.|
|You Got The Touch||Tiny, Micro||Doubles Skill gains on this lot. You read that correctly.|
|Let's All Get Along||Micro Only||Doubles Relationship gains from being in close quarters. Of course, it also doubles the losses when things go badly.|
|Let It Grow||Micro Only||Doubles plant growth speeds on this lot.|
Special Objects - Murphy Beds and Combos
A Murphy Bed in The Sims 4 Tiny Living
While there aren't many gameplay objects I would typically cover, it's worth noting that Tiny Living comes with a tv/bookshelf/radio combo that may be of use to living in a tiny home while still having access to entertainment. You can see these objects beneath the bit on Murphy Beds below, along with the majority of the build/buy items you will find in the Stuff Pack. They also have Murphy Beds. For those not in the know, a Murphy Bed is a type of bed that is stored in a wall and can be changed from day to night mode. You can store the bed up in the wall, and when up there can be a seat or something useful there while at night the seat is collapsed and the bed comes out. For players new to the Sims, this type of bed has a history of killing many thousands of Sims.
Murphy beds come in multiple flavors in this pack. You can choose to have one either with or without the loveseat. If you like, the pack also comes with Murphies that have either one or two bookshelves attached. You can, of course, attach your own - they're a special type that can snap neatly to the sides of a Murphy bed.
Murphy Bed Dangers - Warning (Death)
Owning a Murphy Bed in Tiny Living without the Handiness skill is begging a visit from the reaper. Unless you leave it down, but then what's the point?
When a Murphy Bed is broken down, Sims are extremely likely to face death due to an accidental mangling by the Murphy Bed. It is key that you know the Murphy Bed only causes death when it's in the upright position. So a broken down bed is generally safe to sleep in, just don't put it up. It can occasionally swallow Sims but this isn't the thing that causes death, just bumps to the head.
View the Murphy Bed Death & Ghost Abilities
There's a new death in the pack, which you can see below by clicking the image. Deaths caused by the Murphy Bed result in a ghost who is an energy vampire. They can possess Sims, sapping them of energy to fill their own. Once the leeching is done, the ghost will have the target's energy while the target Sim faceplants the ground for a nice rest.
My Personal Opinion of Murphy Beds
Murphy Beds are energy 1, and only give you a seat. Sure, they're cool, but unless a Sim has level 8 Handiness, the risk of death repeatedly coming up is in general not worth it. I feel these beds are tuned to break down far too frequently. While "in use" they'll gradually lose "health" points and eventually break down. The problem is, the developers chose "sleeping on it" as in use. Personally I feel they should drain in chunks when going from up and down as I'm not taxing the motor to sleep on it, am I? If you disagree, realize that a Murphy that isn't upgraded is going to break down 1x per full fill of the Sim's energy meter. In fact, if it could, it'd break down twice as it only takes a few hours of "use". Now, when upgraded to break down less they'd only do this about once every 3-4 nights of full sleep. But for households without Handiness, this is asking for it. Only Handy Sims should own Murphy beds. They are in general safe for kids to use, as they will not kill children as far as I can tell.
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As I had stated, there are several build buy items of interest here. First, note that bookends were changed in a recent patch to provide full bookshelf functionality. This means the bookend that comes with this pack does have some use, as does the combo stereo/tv/bookshelf wall hang item you can use as well as the larger model. Both of these are pictured below. The rug, tables, even lights are from Tiny Living so there isn't anything in these pictures you will not get if you buy the pack.
New seating that comes with the Tiny Living Stuff Pack. Yes, even the toilet.
The TV/Stereo/Bookshelf combo items I mentioned above. This helps save a ton of space but they're rated at Fun: 2 which is a bummer.
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