March 20, 2014

Lot - M47 Vidar the Houseboat

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." – Karen Blixen
The ocean is a tough master, but to live on a boat has it advantages. First of all you are always close to the sea, and what could be better than that?

M47 is actually a minesweeper from the 1960's, it is a bargain, even though you might think you would have to fix it up a bit. At present it has two cabins who bunk beds, but the old storage room might be the perfect place to put in a double bed, if you wish. The old toilets/bath/shower/utility rooms are functional, if not very elegant. The galley has necessary equipment for a large crew, and the wheel house all the technical stuff necessary. With a little DIY I'm sure you can make this a beautiful home for a family, or maybe you prefer to send it out to search for mines in the sim ocean?
M47 Vidar is the fourth houseboat I made. See all houseboats here.

Exterior, interior and top-down pictures:

Info about this lot
Residential lot - houseboat
Lotsize: 12 x 8 (10 x 14)
Price furnished: 53 901
Price unfurnished: 24 626
Fully furnished and decorated

3 playable floors
Basement: Two cabins, storage room (potential bedroom), toilet, shower, bath, utility room
Ground floor: Galley (kitchen/dining)
First floor: Wheel house

Could you do me a favor? When your sim move in, could you click on the light on the roof and choose color white? It's a bit unrealistic with the flashing discolights, but I didn't find a way to change it in build mode, not even with cheats. It's the one on the picture to your right. (If you don't like the red/green lantern colors, you can change them in the same way):

General information
There are some key elements on this lot that are not from the basic game. Items from The Store, Expansion packs (EP) and Stuff packs (SP) that you don't have will be replaced with items from the base game. If you want the house to show up in your game exactly as in the pictures, you will need the listed store items and the expansions/stuff packages and the listed items from the Store. I had the following EP's and SP's in my game when this lot was made: World Adventure, Ambition, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise, High-End Loft, Fast Lane, Outdoor Living, Town Life, Master suite, Katy Perry's Sweet Treats, Diesel, 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff.

Info about this upload
CC items: None
Store items: Circel in Cirkel window, the other round window is from Barnacle Bay and  the spire on the roof is from Midnight Hollow
EPs/SPs:  Island Paradise is essential to this lot, since houseboats came with that EP. A few items are from Ambition, Late Night, Generations, Showtime, Supernatural and Seasons, but they are not essential, in the sense that the lot would still function if automatically replaced, but the lot might not look exactly as in the pictures.

World used: Aurora skies (EA), but you can place it in any world you like of course, as long as it has a port.

M47 Vidar

Happy Simming!


  1. Those wall lamps next to the bunk beds are a neat touch. The night shot is cool. The picture in the rain while docked is magical. This lot takes me places in my imagination. Thank you, Kyria!

  2. I'm so happy for that Nonni!! Thanks for letting me know <3 <3 <3

  3. Ooh, this boat is great! I don't know how you come up with such good ideas for boats - but thank you for making them! They're so realistic.

  4. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like them! Sometimes I go to classified advertisements website for inspiration. I don't make exact copies, but it gives me ideas and a starting point on how to build! :)