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The Sims 4 is probably the most addictive release in the entire Sims series. You can create your own virtual world and customize everything, down to the smallest detail. It's one of the few video games that doesn't force you to stick to the developer's ideas but instead allows you to express yourself. You can design outstanding clothes, model attractive body types, or even introduce new color palettes to your neighborhood. But all this would not be possible without many.


Although the base version of the game comes with bundles dedicated to residential areas, rentals, special locations, and other amenities, you can still customize your world and change the bundle types to suit your favorite design. You can even modify a given bundle to introduce something that makes life more comfortable for your Sims.


This article will show you how to do it.

How to Change Lot Type in The Sims 4 With a Cheat

Like any other video game, The Sims 4 comes with cheat codes that can help you improve different aspects of your game almost instantly. You can modify buildings and rearrange your home, office, or residential areas to your liking.

The Sims 4 cheats are so good that you can mod bundles that traditionally aren't moddable. This includes active dorms like The Sims 4: Explore College and active career lots like The Sims 4: Get to Work. Since your Sims spend a lot of time in these lots, it makes sense to make some adjustments that improve their overall experience and make the game more exciting.


Free Build is one of the most effective cheats that Sims 4 enthusiasts use to edit many types. Here's how:


Part 1: Enable cheat

  1. Launch the game and press "Ctrl + Shift + C" on your PC keyboard to open the cheat dialog. If you're using a Mac, press "Command + Shift + C".
  2. Type “testingcheats true” on your keyboard to make sure the cheats are enabled.
  3. Type “bb.enablefreebuild“, then press “Enter”.
  4. Press "Esc" to close the dialog box.

Part 2: Batch modification

Once you have enabled the cheat, now is the time to change the batch type. Do this,

  1. Click on the lot you want to edit.
  2. Select “Build Mode”.
  3. Click on the "i" in the upper left corner.
  4. Click on the batch type and then select its replacement.

That's it. This should allow you to change batches and introduce the desired item in the chosen location. You can even modify hidden lots such as Sylvan Glades in Willow Creek and Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs.

How to Change Lot Type in The Sims 4 at Special Sites

In the base version of The Sims 4, some lots are special locations that cannot be changed. They include the following:

  • Mont Komorebi: Onsen
  • San Myshuno: Near Myshuno
  • Windenburg: The cliffs, the ruins and the Von Haunt estate.

To edit special places you need mods or cheats. Zerbu Change Dating Location is one of the most reliable mods for this purpose. It also allows you to add modified sites to the selector in Build mode. Also, it can help you introduce world-specific locations to all worlds. All you have to do is download and install it.



To edit Special Locations using a cheat code, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the game then activate the Free Build cheat by pressing "Ctrl + Shift + C" on your PC or "Command + Shift + C" on a Mac.
  2. Enable the cheat by entering "bb.enablefreebuild" in the dialog box, then press "Enter".
  3. Press "Esc" to close the dialog box.
  4. Click on the lot you want to edit.
  5. Select “Build Mode”.
  6. Click on the "i" in the upper left corner.
  7. Click on the batch type and then select its replacement.

How to Change Batch Type in Sims 4 to Hospital

A hospital is a must-see facility in your The Sims 4 community. Although the base version of the game comes with a hospital lot assignment, you may want to create a custom medical facility that is probably closer from your home or active career grounds.

Cheats present a quick way to change any lot to a hospital. Fan favorite – Free Build – can help you create a state-of-the-art facility to serve as a one-stop-shop for all your Sims medical needs.

However, your hospital must have at least one unit of the following to be complete:

  • Conveyor belt
  • chemical analyzer
  • Surgery table
  • Medical examination bed
  • X-ray machine

You will also need the following items:

  • vending machine for snacks
  • Additional computers (to be placed away from reception)
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • To counter
  • Microwave

You can also modify the hospital in the base version of the game using a mod.



How to Change the Lot Type in The Sims 4 to Rent

Rental properties can be the ultimate source of comfort for players and their Sims. For example, you can convert lots into rentals and then rent them out as vacation destinations that will attract Sims from all over the world. Whether it's visiting your childhood parents in Windenberg or spending a weekend in Newcrest, your Sims can enjoy the perfect vacation.

Here's how to change a lot of stuff for a rental in The Sims 4:

  1. Open "Manage Worlds", then select the world in which you want to host the rental property.
  2. Click on the lot you want to edit.
  3. Select "Buy/Build Mode".
  4. Click on the house icon in the upper left corner. This will open the Location Info panel, where you can specify the type of property you want to create.
  5. Scroll down the Lot Type menu, then select "Rental". This will instantly convert the lot to rental property.

Additional FAQs

What can you do with special bundles in The Sims 4?

· The Von Haunt estate in Windenburg excels as a weekend getaway for players interested in history and ancient attractions. It is littered with distinctive landmarks such as its neatly trimmed hedge and a museum. It can also be the perfect destination for players looking to meet celestial beings. All thanks to the former inhabitants – Lord and Lady – who died more than 100 years ago but sometimes seem to entertain visitors.

· the bluffs may be the perfect island for players who want to give their Sims an unforgettable vacation experience away from the hustle and bustle of residential and commercial areas. It is famous for its vibrant bonfire which attracts dancers from all over the world. A visit also offers the opportunity to enjoy sightings of the elusive and mysterious sea monster.

· The ancient ruins can be perfect for a thrilling nightlife. The massive walls of the pitch provide the perfect backdrop for theater lamps and stage lights. You can build a bar or restaurant where your Sims can hang out while enjoying their favorite drinks.

· Meadows of Myshuno can accommodate weddings thanks to a beautiful wedding arch and a piano. There's also a fishing spot, so you can create a restaurant where Sims can enjoy fish alongside other delicacies.

· The Onsen baths would be perfect for players interested in Japanese architecture. The lot is strongly rooted in Japanese culture.

Can you change the lot size in The Sims 4?

No you can not. The batch size is fixed. To craft bigger buildings, you need to find bigger lands.

Let your Sims see the world through your eyes

The Sims 4 is a game about creativity. It wasn't meant to be a complete set that leaves little to the imagination. You can create your own unique bundles, environments, and social utilities to share with other players around the world. It lets you unleash your architectural skills like no other. Nothing should stop you from making your own tweaks and letting your Sims live near-perfect lives.

Are you a Sims 4 nerd? Have you tried changing the lot types in your world? Let us know in the comments section below.

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