- Applying for a permit, then
- Choose an expansion plot to build on
Once you have been approved to build and have chosen your plot, you will have to wait a period of time for your plot to become available to build on. This time span is dependent on how many plots you already have.
Expansion Plot Requirements
Expansion plots are unlocked by a combination of having a certain House Value and your Sim's level. Unlocking plots just allows you to buy them - the land is not immediately available for you to build on. You have to get a permit first.
|Plot||House Value||Player Level||Time until lot is available|
Land Permit Requirements
To apply for a permit, click on one of the "For Sale" signs around your lot. If you don't see any of the signs, you either haven't met the level requirements to unlock more plots, or you have reached the maximum plots allowed.
A permit requires Simoleons, Contracts and Signatures. You get contracts by sending individual requests to friends. You collect signatures by posting a story to your news feed and having friends click on it. You will need more of everything for each subsequent plot you add to your house.
|Plot||Simoleons||# of Contracts||# of Signatures||Hurry Up Cost|
Your New Plot
While you are waiting for the new plot to appear, it will show up on your map with a pending notice. Once it is completed, it will appear gift-wrapped like a large present. You can pay Sim Cash to "hurry up" the process, if you are very impatient. Once the waiting time is finished, click to unwrap the present and reveal the land.
Your new plot will come covered in weeds. You will have to expend a lot of energy to clear out the space in order to place anything, so keep this in mind when you are looking to expand. Some people love the chance to get extra cash, while others hate having to use so much energy.
In addition to having a new space to build rooms, some lots will come with a "gift" which is hidden in the weeds. You have to build these gifts in order to use them, or you could just leave them lying around your lot. These gifts all require a lot of materials to build, and don't really add much to your house value. They are interesting to look at and interact with, however.
Layout and gifts are as follows, where Starting Lot indicates the space you begin the game with.
|Fountain of Ruth||No gift||Ancient Park Bench||Swing Thing||Optimatum Pride|
|Human G Gnome||Starting Lot||No gift|
|No gift||Rockin' Horse|
|Bike Curious||Easter Island Guy|