Story Box Challenge - August 2019

SNW Story Box 0819 August 2019 Challenge

The Story Box Challenge is one where we give you a family and their stuff. Your task: build them a nice home.

The Family


Gareth ParkThis August it's all about Gareth Park. He used to be a very successful banker, but hit absolute rock bottom during the most recent economic crisis.

Gareth lost all material assets that he owned, including his home. He's lived on the streets and in the woods for a while. That's when he decided to lead a simpler life as a fisherman instead.

His personality hasn't changed much however. He's actually quite squeamish and doesn't like actually touching fish or other animals - that's why he used to go for a job in an office in the first place. Gareth does love meeting new Sims though, and aspires to become a friend of the world. His snobbiness might not exactly help achieving that goal, though.

Right now, Gareth has recovered and even earned some money again. All his assets are now in a storage box. He just needs to find a suitable cabin to move into. Can you build him the new home to live in?

The Challenge

  1. Story Box August 2019 From the Sims 4 Gallery, download the Park Family and the SNW Story Box #2 - 0819 lot. You can also find them by EA ID SimsNetwork.
  2. Pick any empty lot in any world, and move in the family. Enter the lot (in live mode!) and pause the game.
  3. Enter the cheat (Ctrl+Shift+C) 'money 50000' to set the family's budget (that's §50k).
  4. Now place the SNW Story Box #2 - 0819 lot from the gallery (furnished). You'll lose roughly §6k, leaving you with somewhere around §44k to complete the challenge.
  5. Start building!
  6. Make sure to use all the family's items. Gareth doesn't want anything to go missing! (yes, even the weird stuff)
  7. Upload the lot to the gallery before August 31st. Make sure to use hashtags #SNWStoryBox and #StoryBox0819 so we can find your entry!

The Rules

This challenge is about building the family a nice home. Feel free to use the family to continue their story - but we will focus on the homes that you come up with. The following rules apply:

  • The total budget, excluding the empty lot but including the required items, is limited to §50,000. Remember to first place the family in an empty lot, then build the provided lot over it.
  • You're free to pick ANY lot in ANY world, no matter how large or small. The base lot is the smallest available, so that should fit anywhere. Make sure you place it as furnished.
  • You can use all expansion, game or stuff packs that you own. To match the story - have Gareth live in a cabin in the woods - we advise using Outdoor Retreat, Jungle Adventures and Island Living for the style. Cats & Dogs also contains several ocean-related items you might like to use. This is not required though, and you're free to even stick to just base game stuff.
  • NO custom content, except if it's from SNW (
  • ALL items in the box must be used, including those on the wall and ceiling, except the Subtle Saucer ceiling light (which we placed to illuminate the box). The items must also remain accessible. Wallpapers and floor tiles are not required. The mailbox outside the box added by the game can be replaced.
  • Duplicating items or adding more stuff IS allowed. Removing items which were originally in the basement is NOT allowed.
  • Changing the colors/design of an item in the box is NOT allowed.
  • Entries must be uploaded to the Sims 4 gallery using hashtags #SNWstorybox and #StoryBox0819.
  • Deadline: August 31st, 2019.

Questions? Watch the instructions video, or get in touch through Twitter or Facebook!

We'll showcase a selection of the entries in a Twitch live stream at on September 4th, 21:30 CEST. Missed the showcase? The VOD will be available on Twitch after the stream has ended, and we'll also upload the full video to our More SNW channel on YouTube.

Thanks, and have fun!


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