Story Box Uitdaging - May/Mei 2022

Story Box - May 2022

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

The Family

Blender FamilieAfter the tragic dust fire accident in which Sam perished, Brenda has to take their of their son Max on her own. Losing Sam also meant losing his income, so the budget for a new place is also considerably smaller. Now mom and son are looking for a small/tiny house for the two of them.

Because of the fatality Brenda has changed into a true neat freak. Everything has to be clean, because she's terrified for another fire. The trauma is still so fresh that she's worrying about it almost all the time. What if something happens to Max? Or what if the kitchen catches on fire? What if the grassy playground across the street should ever be replaced with monkey bars with underneath - perhaps her biggest fear - rubber tiles?

Max on the other hand is pretty care free. Of course he misses his dad every day. But he's mostly just a tomboy who loves to run around instead of walking. When possible, he seeks out a playground or a park where he can climb and play to his heart's content. Sometimes he'll step into the river to pet the fish. As long as it's outside he's happy.

Either way, they have to move to a new place. Brenda still has some life insurance money left for a new place, but she'd like to save some of that money for later. Can you arrange a new home for Brenda and Max?


The Challenge

  1. Story Box May 2022 - RoomFrom the Sims 4 Gallery, download the Blender Family and the SNW Story Box 11 - 0522 room. 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 80000' to set the family's budget (that's §80k).
  4. Now place the SNW Story Box 11 - 0522 room from the gallery. You'll lose roughly §4k, leaving you with somewhere around §76k to complete the challenge.
  5. Start building!
  6. Make sure to use all the family's items. They don't want anything to go missing! (yes, even the weird stuff)
  7. Upload the lot to the gallery before June 10th. Make sure to use hashtags #SNWStoryBox and #StoryBox0522 so we can find your entry! Please also use the hashtag #SNWStoryBoxEN if you want us to tour your entry on the SNWgames channel.

The Rules

This challenge is about building the family a nice home. Feel free to use the household 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 §80,000. Remember to first place the family in an empty lot, then place the room inside it.
  • You're free to pick ANY lot in ANY world, no matter how large or small. The box is a room, which fits on the smallest lot. 
  • You can use all expansion, game or stuff packs that you own. This is not required though, and you're free to even stick to just base game stuff. We recommend using the following packs: Tiny House, Kids Room and Dream Home Decorator.
  • NO custom content, except if it's from SNW (
  • ALL items in the box must be used, including those on the wall and ceiling. The items must also remain accessible. Wallpapers and floor tiles are not required.
  • Duplicating items or adding more stuff IS allowed. Removing items which were originally in the room is NOT allowed.
  • Changing the colors/design/size of an item in the room is NOT allowed.
  • Don't forget to name your lot.
  • Entries must be uploaded to the Sims 4 gallery using both hashtags #SNWstorybox and #StoryBox0522.
  • We'll tour this challenge on both Rosiewosie as SNWgames. If you want to see your entry on SNWgames, please use the hashtag SNWStoryBoxEN (the other hashtag #SNWStoryBoxNL is used for Rosiewosie)
  • Deadline: June 10, 2022.

Questions? Get in touch through Discord, Twitter or Facebook!

We'll showcase the entries in a Twitch live stream at on a TBA date. Missed the showcase? The VOD will be available on Twitch after the stream has ended, and we'll also upload the full video to the SNW channel on YouTube.

Thanks, and have fun!


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