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Borrower's Abode
Published Sep 5, 2014

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Created for: The Sims 3

This charming 2br 1bth EIK house holds a secret, for it is the home of The Borrowers, the little people responsible for running off with your missing watch and your long-lost set of keys and your misplaced left sock. But worry not; they're taking good care of it all--and it's only being borrowed. Honest! Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's 2010 animated film The Secret World of Arrietty.

Again, I tried to stay loyal to the movie, but the one drastic change I made was having the entire Borrower's home be in the actual house, not underneath it, as Arrietty and her family lived underground, in a closet space in the human's house. If I kept Arrietty's house as a basement, I would have had to recreate the entire human's house aboveground, and I didn't feel like making two sets of kitchens/bedrooms/bathrooms, so I just moved everything upstairs. I DID add a basement level, with an entrance where the secret closet was supposed to be, but there's no real use for it. I added some extra rooms that I just made up, like the living room, bathroom, and such, but the rest of it's mostly entirely based on the film -- country charm shabby chic, with a faery/woodland elven touch.

Extra CC Included (sims3packs)
(I didn't need OMSPs this time; it's a miracle~! ^0^)
- AMR Button wall art at
- AMR Stamps wall art at
- Bluehopper's Crazy Colorful Couch Blanket at
- Everlasting Garden's EA Bed Edit at
- Pocci's Butterfly Decor at

I HAD to remove them from the lot because they were ballooning the file size enormously, but I strongly recommend using these wall tapestries I uploaded here: to grace the walls of the lot. I had 5 on the lot -- the moon and sun, one of the persian rugs, and both of the art nouveau posters. Just in case you're interested.

Anyways, I hope y'all enjoy!

Creator Notes

Made with fully patched game and WA, AMB, LN, SHT, SN, SSNS, and ITF installed, though I doubt I used CC from all those EPs. I used a lot of Store content, though, especially PC and Venue content -- I own all Venues and all Worlds Gold (except for Roaring Heights), so unless you want the game to replace the Store content with base game proxies you'll definitely need the PC Cow Corral, Spellbook, Gumball Machine, and Nautical Rocking Chair, as well as the Drifter's Desire set, Fab Fiesta set, Old Mill Set, Amore and Grandpa's Grove Venues, and the worlds Hidden Springs, Midnight Hollow, Dragon Valley, and Aurora Skies. I removed the Chicken Coop (and a ton of other stuff, *SIGH*), but I'd recommend that as well, to put next to the cow corral.

Credits: TSRAA, the above CC creators, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli

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ItemID: 1252178

  • Price Unfurnished: 77000
  • Price Furnished: 150000
  • Furnished: Partly
  • Decorated: Throughout
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Stories: 2
  • Lot Size: 50x50

Expansion packs: World adventures,Ambitions,Supernatural,Seasons

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#14AltevOct 19, 2014

Hi, I really like your creation of Arriety's home, but the installation always failed even though I have the latest patch... Any idea what to do? Thanks!

#15murfeelOct 21, 2014

Okay, what expansions does everyone have, please? The Launcher WILL block your installation if you don't have all of the EPs required. I am looking into the lot again, just in case Custard's not finding *something*.

#16murfeelOct 22, 2014

If you're going to try bypassing the Launcher and installing the lot as a package file instead (I wouldn't blame you; the Launcher is WRETCHED), then the package folder you'll want to put in your Library folder (under Documents/Electronic Arts/Sims 3 NOT Program Files!) is named 0xbe1372035d9886a84163b1a57687b915 when you extract the lot using Delphy's Multi Extractor. That's the actual lot that appears in Edit Mode in the Empty Residential Houses section. Just take that file and put it in the Library folder, and just dump the rest of the files in your Packages folder--it's all CC and patterns, except for one named 0xc38475f2c37f42cf817a7fa051a2fdd2which is some sort of funny TS3 Store file.

I really have no other idea what might be wrong, since I looked at every last file in S3PE and I'm not seeing any hitchhiking CC or patterns or terrains or anything.

So yeah, let me know what EPs y'all have. Who knows -- I MIGHT have used CC from the Town Life SP but I doubt it. But take that into account as well.

#17AltevNov 1, 2014

I have every expansions there is except for one or two stuff packs... And I'm using the launcher. How do I install it as package? Thanks!

#18taraeveJan 31, 2015

I have every ep available and it does not install for me either \:\(

#19swimgirl5VIPSep 29, 2015

What a unique home!!!!!!!! Thank you for lending your talent. I wish I could live inside. LOL

#20OfficiallyBatmanOct 5, 2015

ARIETTY!!!!!! \:\) It's beautiful! I enjoy watching that movie with my brother in Tokyo!

#21SunflowerGurlNov 13, 2015

wow this looks amazing thanks

#22miros1Mar 14, 2016

Actually, in the 3rd book by Mary Norton, the family moved into a miniature house in a miniature town built by a retired railroad worker. Your house looks like I imagined that house.

#23murfeelFeb 5, 2017

Hi, all. I'm still getting messages about this lot not installing -- I can't edit a post once it's been published, I can only repeat what I instructed before: download the sims3pack, and use Delphy's Multi Extractor at to turn to sims3pack into a package file (you will get several package files, with funny names). The package file you're looking for, to put in your Library Folder, is the one named 0xbe1372035d9886a84163b1a57687b915.package -- put it in your Library Folder and when you start the game the lot will be in the empty houses under Edit Mode.

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