The Big House is a residential lot on Wanmami Island, one of the neighborhoods shipped with The Sims Castaway Stories. Like all residential lots, it is not visible on the travel map. The Tiani family resides on this lot. Despite the family's tribal roots, there are parts of this house that show signs of castaway luxuries. One example is of a rusted metal stove that, although they have no electricity to power it, has been placed in the already cramped kitchen.
A gravel path lays between two clumps of torches at the entrance of the lot. Along the sides of the porch hang decorative grass thatching. Straight ahead lies a carved wood doorway and spreading out in both directions is an ornate railing. In what could be considered the back yard stands a rain catcher that uses what seems to be a bright blue tarp, rusty metal, and bamboo.
The walls surrounding the house on the first story are made of a striking combination of thin, alternating vertical and horizontal bamboo framed by thick, dark brown lumber. The second-story walls, however, are made of green-dyed woven grass. In even intervals down the side of the wall are bamboo struts of a slightly thicker diameter than of those used on the first floor walls. At the foot is yellowed woven grass which is reflected by free-hanging woven grass spanning a fifth of the wall tops. This top grass is much the same as the grass seen hanging from the porch sides. Atop the house is a hipped roof made of wood and tiers of light brown grass thatching which are supported by what seems to be even more lumber underneath.
To the right, the porch wraps around the far side and on the left, it opens up to a large hexagonal deck. On the far side of this deck are two small bongos connected together. Along the back side, against the railing, are two lounge chairs made of banana palm frond backing, woven grass seats, and a bamboo frame. On either side of the loungers are crude end tables made out of tree stumps. Not far from the corner of the house is another entrance way of similar make to the main one on the front of the building. A very large Mangrove tree in the back left corner towers far above the house, making the location easy to find in the island jungle.
To the left of the gravel path is a pond in the shape of a short "L". Around the far banks are trees full of mangoes as well as a small Wheeping Willow. A free-standing outdoor lamp made of what seems to be lumber creates much-needed light for late-night fishing.
The flaking red paint on the walls of the dimly lit, L-shaped main room can be seen from outside through the open door and three front-facing windows. The engraving of a lizard can be seen in intervals along the walls. A large, dark hand-tied rug lays in front of the doorway, it's length leading the eye into the room. Covering the floor are ornate wooden strips. Narrow pieces that look much like bamboo from afar are placed in straight lines in intervals across the room. Upon closer inspection they are slightly separate from the rest of the floor, a potential hazard for any sim walking around at night.
To the right of the main entrance is a living area furnished with two sofas made of pale bamboo and colorful animal skins, a coffee table of pale wood, and an end table made out of a tree stump. Atop the end table is a darkly stained wooden lamp with a small rectangular shade around a candle, which seems like a rather bad fire hazard. Under the coffee table lays the hide of a creature with shaggy wool-like fur. Perhaps of a llama, although how one of those got on this island is anyone's guess. On the far wall, near the sofa, is a smaller doorway leading into the master bedroom.
To the left of the entrance is a dining area and, further inwards, a kitchen. The dining chairs look most uncomfortable as a vines hold the planks of the seat together and form ridges across the seat. The vines were also used to secure all the other planks to each other as well. This was also done to the table to hold together the two branches that make up each leg. On the other side of the table is the doorway mentioned earlier that leads to the hexagonal deck.
Continuing inwards from the dining area, the kitchen holds the family's storage basket on the left side as well as rusty metal stove that was probably taken from Division Six. Along the back wall are green and yellow counters made of bamboo and tightly woven grass. In an additional counter to the left ther is a stone sink basin. Sticking out of the wall above the sink is a bamboo faucet that provides running water. Right next to this makeshift sink is a small wooden trashcan of tribal make with a gaping face for the receptical. At the base of this trashcan is a small wooden pedall used to open the trashcan lid without touching it. Above the can is a small rectangular window made of bamboo. Also along that side wall is a potted plant and a makeshift high chair.
On the left of the stairway on the back wall is the first covered door seen on the lot. Beyond the bamboo and woven grass is a fairly roomy bathroom.