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Homestead (Player Housing)

The prices for homes can be found at Player Homes Prices page.

It will be possible to own a home in Elder Scrolls Online with the Homestead update coming in February 2017!

Homestead, included free with ESO’s next major game update, introduces the long-anticipated player housing system. It also includes furniture crafting and robust home decoration options. With nearly 40 unique homes to choose from and over 2,000 individual decorative and furniture options to make each home truly unique, Homestead will allow you to make Tamriel your own like never before.

Matt Frior (ESO Game Director) has confirmed that player housing will be account wide and houses will be able to be used by any of your characters. You will also be able to invite players and guilds inside your home! You will be allowed to own multiple houses at the same time. You will be able to duel in your home.

All homes will be instanced, meaning that the actual locations of houses in the world stays the same for every player but the inside of the houses is different because you can decorate your home in many different ways. Only you, or the people you invite into your house, can see these decorations and changes.

Free Apartment

It’s now confirmed that players will be offered a free small apartment upon completion of a new quest introducing the player housing system. This apartment will be able to function like any other player house, although it will be small.

After completing the Homestead tutorial quest, you’ll be given your first home – a modest room at a local inn. When you’re ready to expand, additional homes ranging from a cozy tree home in Greenshade to a charming villa in Malabal Tor to a sprawling manor estate in The Rift are available across Tamriel.

Houses

Check out Homestead Homes for more information on each home!

You may own one of every home, all the way up to all 36 available at launch! All homes can all be purchased with either gold or Crowns and homes are shared across all characters on your account.

Homes are split into several tiers, by size.

  • Apartments
    3 total, 1 for each Alliance.
  • Small Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Medium Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Large Homes
    10 total, 1 for each of the 10 playable races.
  • Manors
    3 total, 1 for each Alliance.

All the homes available when Homestead launches will be located in ESO’s base zones – not in DLC zones – making it easy to find, purchase, and visit these locations from anywhere in Tamriel.

There are two different ways you can purchase homes in Homestead. After you complete the tutorial, nearly all additional homes will be available for purchase via in-game gold. All unfurnished homes that you can purchase for in-game gold will also be available for purchase with Crowns.

If you prefer your home to be move-in ready and decorated by some of Tamriel’s best interior designers, you can purchase the fully furnished version of any home in the Crown Store. You can move and replace all furnishings that are included with furnished homes as you wish, just like any other furnishing items. Later down the road, there will also be a few special properties that are exclusive to the Crown Store, including a luxurious island retreat.

If you want to purchase most unfurnished homes for gold, the local residents in that zone will ask that you prove yourself worthy to reside among them. No one wants an unhelpful neighbor, after all! By completing a specific achievement, you will earn their approval and unlock the ability to buy the associated home in that zone.

You will be able to preview homes before you purchase.

Furniture / Decorations

Homes have limits on the number of items, collectibles, and visitors that may be present, with larger homes having higher caps.

  • The number of objects you can place in your home is doubled for those with an active ESO Plus membership.
  • In the event your ESO Plus membership lapses, you won’t be able to add any additional items to your home until you drop below the regular item cap. You will be able to remove items in order to do so.
  • Dueling is allowed in homes, but is disabled inside inn-rooms or apartments.
  • Pets, Assistants, and Mounts cannot be summoned inside of homes, but can be placed inside homes as decorations. Once placed, Assistants can be used as normal.

The decoration and furniture systems are similar to the crafting systems already present in ESO.

The furniture is craftable and also sellable to other players.

Homestead introduces over 2,000 unique decorative and furniture items which you can use to personalize your homes. You can fill your home with furnishings that include (but are not limited to) tables and chairs, chests, armoires, beds, bars, and counters. Once your furniture is in place, you can put the finishing touches on your home with decorative items such as books, food, barrels, paintings, light fixtures, plants, trees, and more. Will you choose a Khajiiti-style home and fill it with Nibenese-style furniture? Or perhaps a Breton-style home with an eclectic combination of Argonian- and Bosmer-styled décor. The possibilities are limitless.

  • To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
  • Plans can be found in containers across the world, purchased from certain merchants, dropped from monsters, or even obtained from pickpocketing (or murdering) Tamrielic citizens.
  • Each plan is unique, and certain special plans may require custom ingredients be located and included.
  • All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.

All new furniture and decorative items can be crafted using the existing trade skills, purchased via gold from merchants throughout Tamriel, or bought with crowns in the Crown Store. Most decoration items will be available both in the Crown Store and via in-game merchants for gold. If you’re an experienced adventurer, you’ll want to venture out after Homestead launches and collect prestigious trophies from Veteran Arenas, Dungeons, and Trials. Once earned, you’ll be able to proudly display these special monster-themed busts in your home as proof of your victories against some of Tamriel’s most difficult challenges.

Beyond normal furnishings you can get from the Home Goods Furnishers, you can further personalize your home with rare and unusual items from the Achievement and Luxury Furnishers, both new with Homestead. Achievement Furnishers stock special items that you can purchase after completing the associated achievements. These items are themed to that achievement, allowing you to add unusual items to your home that you’ve earned by adventuring and questing. The Luxury Furnisher sells an exquisite and expensive collection of rotating premium goods for a very limited time.

You’ll also have the option of placing pets, mounts, and useful functional items in your homes, including Assistants, Crafting Stations, working light fixtures, and even Target Skeletons with which you can practice combat and builds! We even have a little something for diligent Mages Guild scholars – copies of Shalidor’s Library books – which can be placed as real books and read from your home, can be purchased from Mages Guild merchants after you’ve found and completed a set. When Homestead launches, you’ll be able to craft, test class builds, host parties and roleplay gatherings, and more – all from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

The Housing Editor

The housing editor contains multiple tabs and categories for ease of asset selection.

  • The Place tab allows you to place furnishings and collectibles from a categorized list of available options.
  • The Purchase tab contains a large list of furnishings available for a la carte Crown purchase.
    • Nearly every item in the Purchase tab is also available via crafting or from other in-game sources with a few exceptions for items found exclusively in Crown Store bundles.
  • In addition to directly selecting any placed items in editor mode, you may also retrieve placed furnishings from a list of placed items in the Retrieve tab of the editor, without needing to locate them in the home.
  • You can also search each tab by item name to further filter your results.

Notes

  • Chests are just decorative; you won’t be able to use them as an extension to your bank. You will be able to place a personal assistant in your home, though.
  • You’ll be able to put furniture anywhere you’d like. The editor is very versatile! You also can add as much or as little furniture and items as you please.
  • Each size is actually a separate house. So in the video, you first see an Orc small home. There’s also a medium and large home that you can purchase separately.
  • There are caps on the number of furnishings and players allowed in your home – those caps are determined by the size of the home. An apartment can hold much fewer items/players compared to a manor.
  • There is no upkeep or rent on a home – once you purchase it, you will always have access to it. Being an ESO+ member doubles the number of furnishings and other items you can place in your home, but like the crafting bag, if your sub lapses those items stay, you just can’t edit your home until you get back to the item cap.

15 Comments

  • Nightcire
    Oct 27, 2016

    Can’t wait so excited! 🙂

    Reply
  • Hash
    Nov 5, 2016

    Will you be able to store items?

    Acting as another bank? Which the only reason I used my home in Skyrim lol

    Reply
    • A-Wings Gaming
      Feb 14, 2017

      No. Sadly, you will not be able to store items. There will be no form of separate inventory for the homes. However, you will be able to put your banker in your home.

      Reply
  • Kalin Black
    Dec 4, 2016

    You can update this page ^^ many houses are just in-game. For exemple the big Breton house is in Glenumbra, south of the arborage.

    Reply
  • Bytor2112
    Jan 9, 2017

    I’m sooo looking forward to player housing but quite disappointed there is no storage. One of the main reasons to own a home is for display and storage purposes. I hope they rethink that aspect.

    Reply
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 20, 2017

    Will we be able to actually use the furniture? Or will we put all this effort into a house with furniture we can’t even sit on?

    Reply
  • William Weaver
    Feb 9, 2017

    For the past month I have stolen and laundered almost 150 furniture items from silver chests throughout the game in anticipation of the upcoming Homestead release. Now I find out that none of them can be placed in any of the houses. Why even bother to ask if I Truly want to sell a blue stolen item if there is no use for it if I keep it, and no place to show it off either?

    I truly hope homestead gets updated soon to allow for laundered furnishings and treasures.

    Reply
  • Chunksaflyin
    Feb 11, 2017

    I was wondering if anyone might know if you can resize the furnishings once you place them? Some of the items are a bit big and just need to be slightly adjusted to make it more realistic. There is a way to preview the items before you purchase or make, but there is no size reference to go by. I have 3 loaves of bread that bigger than my wolf pup.
    So far, I am enjoying the homesteading.

    Reply
  • Jessica
    Feb 12, 2017

    Do you have to be a member to get a house?

    Reply
    • ESO Academy
      Feb 12, 2017

      No, you don’t need ESO Plus if that’s what you mean.

      Reply
  • Use to be an eso fun
    Feb 14, 2017

    Can you plant alchemy flowers in a garden or someplace if not there is no point in buying a house can’t store items can’t plant Alchemy flowers what’s the dam point of a house prefer if you can’t use it to help with farming or storage

    Reply
  • TiRO
    Feb 14, 2017

    Is there a limit to the number of players that can purchase any single house? Or can theoretically every player in the game own the ‘same house’? or is it a first-come first-serve basis? Because I read that they are separate instances that you travel to

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  • Lord Crotoan
    Feb 24, 2017

    Sadly to see it’s only for looks. Im not sure the use of a home without having some kind of storage.
    Not even a place to set armor or weapons. Waste of time an money in my opinion but Im pretty sure a lot
    of people will waste 100’s of hours on this add on. I can only imagine the Lag it will cause but they are cool.
    Just wish it could be more like skyrim’s homes. they were very useful.

    Reply
  • Artemis
    Mar 2, 2017

    Oh come on ESO! No housing storage?! What’s the point?!

    Reply
  • DeMooney
    Mar 4, 2017

    No storage in home? Such is the ESO experience. If your home isn’t where you keep your things then what’s the benefit of having a home or homes? This adds a fantasy interior design aspect that ESO has been missing?

    Reply

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