The Eco-District - from WIP to RIP

  1. the high-school
  2. the eco-café
  3. the canal
  4. overview
  5. the market
  6. residences

I already spammed you quite often with pictures of the Eco-District in my town, but sadly, this district has been affected by my Anti-Crash Plan and will be discontinued, so I post pictures of how it was before I gave up the project. It was still not finished, actually.

I had planned to add an organic grocery near the market, with a library at its top, a tiny park for kids, and a community house where it would have been possible for the inhabitants of the district to have a coffee, to leave their kids while they were going shopping, to organize meetings and teen parties.

I’m not bulldozing everything, though, as I keep the highschool & eco-café (both on the same lot), and two houses. I moved them in another place of the town, and bulldozed everything else. The eco-market will take place some days on my regular market place. The canal is actually on the same lot as the high-school and eco-cafe, so currently, I still have it, but it looks a bit silly where it is now, so I might delete it.

I’m a bit sad to have to give up that district, but I’m building another town where I’ll be able to put tons of new buildings and districts (before making everything exploding again! ;D)

The Abandonned Farm

Mélina and Fabrice are kind of hippies who found this abandonned farm in Sandy  Valley a couple of years ago. They’re not strong on works, so they kept the cobbles and didn’t try to repair the broken windows, but they made it cozy and welcoming anyway. At least, they tried! :)

They’re super happy of their “new” loveseat, found at Pocci’s second hand market! <3

You can see more of the Abandonned Farm here, and you can even see it how it was decorated 3 years ago (with muuuuuuuuuch less things. Fabrice & Mélina had just moved in, at this time. Crazy all the stuff you accumulate through the years… ;))

Passage des Ecluses, Canal District
Just when I was wondering where I could put an alternative jewelry shop if I ever get the new EA store set, I got the idea to use the backs of my buildings. This is the back view of the Rue Vieille and Rue de l&#8217;Hostellerie. I have all of sudden the space for a dizain of new (small) shops and cafés. *big grin*
I plan to finish my town around 2018. *roll eyes*

Passage des Ecluses, Canal District

Just when I was wondering where I could put an alternative jewelry shop if I ever get the new EA store set, I got the idea to use the backs of my buildings. This is the back view of the Rue Vieille and Rue de l’Hostellerie. I have all of sudden the space for a dizain of new (small) shops and cafés. *big grin*

I plan to finish my town around 2018. *roll eyes*

Parc du Simmembourg, downtown

As spring is arriving in my game, I felt like tweaking my park again. It’s a (heavily…) modified version of Sunset Valley Central Park, one of the first lots I’ve edited in game, I think, that I keep tweaking a bit every year… Here’s how it looks after almost 5 years of modifications! :D

Fish & Chips, downtown

La Péniche Sauvage, Canal District


You won’t believe it, but the Canal district was really missing of a bar for my students… Well, yes, there’s the Charleston, the jazz club but it might be a bit expensive for a casual drink. Of course, there’s La Demi-Tasse de Thé, but that’s a tea room! You can have a drink at the Bar des Sports, at the last floor of the gymnasium, but it’s not very fancy… There’s also la Guinguette, the outdoors bar with karaoke, but it has been designed for the elders of the town, so it’s not the place where you want to be seen, when you’re student. Of course, there’s also a zillion of bars and pubs in the other districts of the town, but what about the Canal District?! Nothing!

So, I built “La Péniche Sauvage”, a reminder of my student nights on “La Guinguette Pirate”, a bar on a boat, on the Seine, in Paris, but with a design more inspired by “La Péniche Cinéma”, located on the Canal de l’Ourcq, still in Paris.

I begin to enjoy Island Paradise, after all! :)

(ahah, noooooo, I failed at taking a good picture again… the patio is hidden by the tiny technical cabin!!! *facepalm* Well… Imagine few chairs there! ;D)

Firehouse, downtown

Sara will tell you: every town needs firemen. Yes, but I’ve always been afraid that having a firefighter in my game would call all kinds of catastrophes (fires, meteors…), to keep these guys busy (it seems to be an injustified fear, though).

So, instead of having Sims with the firefighter careers, I opted to have what Alex calls “decorative firemen”. I’ve invited all my brave and/or athletic Sims for an interview (as you can see on pictures, Pénélope Garcimore was very strict on the required criterias for male candidates…), and I consider them as “volunteer firemen”, they all have another job, but I’ll use them for calendars and the unfamous firemen bal on National Day. :D

Anyway… You can see here the office and the lounge. The building needs to be redone, it’s too ugly. It’s also my military career building.

More Highschool, Eco-District

The highschool is divided into 2 classes, the 12-15, and the 15-18. There’s still a room on the roof that it isn’t decorated yet. I think I want it to be a kind of teens hall (so far, there’s a ping-pong table, and sofas), but I’m not sure yet of it… Maybe I’ll turn it into an internet room… Mmm… decisions, decisions… Anyway, here’s the second part of my high-school! :)

  1. 15-18’s classroom
  2. 12-15’s classroom
  3. the corridor, with class pictures (there’s also class pictures in the teacher room, but I managed to not take them on the preview I posted earlier. My photographer skill, you know… :p)
  4. overview
  5. the roof terrace (ahah, yes, it might remind you a set of mine! :D)
  6. the cafeteria (underground)

A huge thanks for all your sweet comments on the first part of the higschool! I didn’t expect this! *smoooooooches*

The Highschool, Eco-District - still WIP

My teens will enter this sim-september in their new high-school, located in the Eco-district. I wanted the building to be quite modern (which isn’t the style I master the best, as you can see! *chuckle*), and with natural materials (as it’s the rule in the eco-district!)

  1. Front
  2. Back
  3. Covered playground
  4. Secretariat, with Carla Sullivan as headmister’s assistant
  5. Monsieur Durkheim’s offce, headmister
  6. Teachers room
  7. Overview (I haven’t shown here the sick room, that you can see just behind the secretariat)

To be continued…