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Can't get a really big house! (Closed)
I bought the lot where you can pick what kind of house i want. but every time i try to get this one really big house, it says im violating the fire code! how can i not violate the fire thingy and still get a really big house? and i already did the catfish thing so i can afford it!!
Answer from: military11
It's because the house is to big to fit on any of the lots but if you want a big house get the light house and upgrade it or get the house for 178,998 dollars but theres a catch if you buy it you have to sell some stuff in the house otherwise it will kill your entire family and if you did not save it you will have to start again. It happened to me once and all my sims were running around on fire and screaming ahhhhhhhh! It was totes funny LOL!
Answer from: Mickeylove
Use the catfish cheat then buy the house
Answer from: KayKay:)
I tryed this too. I want the "green house" but it says violation of fire code I even bought that really big mansion and sold the house so I could have a bigger with a bigger house but it says the same thing! I mean shy have the model of the house but never get to buy it! Grrrr makes me mad sometimes!!
Answer from: caiccooooooo!!!
Maybe if the whole city is upgraded or if all your life time wishes are completed then something can get unlocked i divorsed then married then something changed so try tht.
Answer from: crazydomo
You can use the catfish cheat (the cheat where u go to the store and buy 100 catfish and put in fridge for 1 hour and take it out. go back to store and take out of inventory and u get 999,999 sim bucks.)and buy the house that is most expensive and sell it. then u pick a really big house that u want and furnish it.
Answer from: Sims3#Rocks101
I did the trick yesterday. I wanted that big red gothic house to be in the lot where the most expensive house in the sims is. I got the fire code thing too even though I never started a fire on that account. Maybe the problem is that the house you want has too much furniture and if you have too much furniture they say fires will start unexpectedly. Maybe you should get the small version of that house and buy a fire alarm from the build and buy section. Then go to home style and upgrade your house to what ever size you want furnished or not.
Answer from: shytown#9
You can get the gothic house by having your last name being goth hope this helps becuase it worked for me
Answer from: Micaela
You can buy the empty lot & choose the house that you wish to have. Some are big.. Some are little. Just a heads up ... I just found out you could do that the other day. Hope this helps !!
Answer from: Lunacrazed
Ok well I'm not sure about all of this because I wanted that zen house so I bought the empty lot and bought the zen house for it and it worked. Oh and if you want that HUGE mansion, I got it fully furnished and just put some fire alarms in it. Especially kitchen. And if lighthouse, put it near the tv.
Answer from: Danni#1SimsFan
This might sound abit stupid but ou might be placing it ontop of your bin and mailbox, hope this helps:)
Answer from: lucy<3sims3
Right to get a big house you need to do the cat fish thing and then get the house on that cliff edge and then sell all the things in it and then the house and get the house that you wont but get it in small then upgrade it, this may take a while but it works trust me, hope i was help:)
If you wont to upgrade the city then do the cat fish thing, then it would say the hotel has upgraded wait three sim days then go to the book store and buy three books or more so the book store upgrades, and then keep going to all the places to buy or look and they should upgrade aswell.
Answer from: smoreseo
I had this prob one part of it was that when u move u bring all the stuff from ur old homes along and takes all ur room up so just place it outside and delete it