The Sims: Vacation Cheats
Game developer scene
Insert the game CD-ROM, then click on the image in the lower left corner of the title screen to see Will Wright on a scooter with Sims crawling over him.
Go on vacation forever
When you go on vacation, spend about every other day just using the metal detector. You will find enough money to pay for your room charges and food.
Instead of placing a number of pillars to make a second story, just build a normal first floor with nothing in it, then build a second floor and delete the walls on the first floor.