Player Housing or Homestead is the Elder Scrolls Online's player housing system, launched on February 6th, 2017, with Update 13. It released on the PTS January 3rd, 2017.
Homestead offers you your pick from nearly 40 unique homes. 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.
Homes are styled after the game's 10 playable Races, and they come in furnished or unfurnished versions. In general, you can purchase any homes you like, regardless of your character's race or alliance. The exception is Imperial-style homes, purchase of which requires that you own the Imperial Edition of ESO (available as the “Digital Imperial Edition Upgrade" in the Crown Store for 2,100 crowns). Once you own the Imperial Edition of ESO, a character of any race can purchase an Imperial-style home. 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.
If you're a hero struck with wanderlust, you're in luck – you can own multiple homes, so you will always have a place to hang your hat. If you dream of eventually owning every available home, you can. All homes are account-based, so every one of your characters will have access to them once purchased.
Player Housing/Homestead Information
- There are 5 house sizes: apartment, small, medium, large and manor, and are themed after each of the 10 Races.
- In addition to the Crown Store house options it has been reported there will be six houses available on Vvardenfell
- Players can earn the free apartment through a quest at launch
- You can upgrade to bigger houses with in-game gold and players can own multiple houses, one of every home!
- Houses are account wide for all characters
- There will be a new Furniture Crafting system for decorating the houses as well as selling to other players
- Players can host other players and guilds in their homes
- There will be thousands of items to use as Decoration
- Home ownership is tracked in the new Housing tab of the Collections window. This tab describes each home in detail, and allows you to travel to that particular home. This also displays any homes that you haven’t yet acquired and allows you to preview them, which you can read more about below.
- 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.
Player Housing/Homestead Details
At launch, you will have access to nearly 40 unique homes. You will complete a quest to receive a small room at an inn and you can expand from there. The homes you can acquire are themed after the game’s 10 Races and can come furnished or unfurnished. You can purchase any of them you’d like regardless of your race or Alliance. Imperial style homes do require the Imperial Edition of the game to own. Players can own multiple homes and they are available to all of the characters on your account!
How to buy an ESO Home
There are 3 different ways you can purchase homes in ESO which are listed below. The easiest way to preview homes you have not yet purchased is to go to the new “Houses” section in the Crown Store, highlight the home you want to check out, and click “Preview”. This will teleport you to the home so you can do a walkthrough while making your purchase decision. You can also preview homes from the Collections window, and also by simply finding the home in the world and clicking on its door. Previewing brings you into a personal experience where you can explore the prospective home, including both furnished and unfurnished versions.
1. Purchase the home in the Crown Store for Crowns.
- Open the Crown Store and explore the new “Housing” tab.
- From there, you can preview and later purchase any of the new homes via crowns.
2. Find Canthion the Housing Broker to acquire a quest that grants you a free apartment.
- Canthion the Housing Broker can be found within the banks of Daggerfall City, Davon’s Watch, or Vulkhel Guard, depending on your alliance. If you want a free apartment – highly recommended! – talk to him, and he will bestow the quest.
- Completion of this quest awards a small inn-room located in the zone associated with your alliance.
- Afterwards, you may purchase the other inn rooms for a nominal fee or can repeat the quest on another character in a different alliance to acquire the other rooms.
3. Find homes scattered across Tamriel, make sure you have the prerequisites, and purchase them for in-game gold.
- First, you must find the home in-game, click on the door, and follow the purchasing instructions.
- Most homes require you to complete certain prerequisites before you can purchase them for gold. For example, to purchase the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, you must have previously completed the Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant achievement.
- You must own the Imperial Edition version of ESO in order to purchase any Imperial homes.
- Homes can be purchased for crowns at any time, bypassing the above requirements.
List of Available Homes
|Name||Type||Cost (Gold)||Location & Style||Furnishings Cap||Trophy Cap||Collectibles Cap|
||Estate||6,200 / 7,800 Crowns||Leyawiin, Blackwood||300||4||20|
||Inn||Greymoor Expansion||Inside The Lonely Troll in Solitude||15||1||1|
||Estate||Greymoor Expansion||Between the Bards College and Vundling's House, Solitude||300||4||4|
||Manor||Greymoor Expansion||Near Greymoor Keep, Vampiric Style||350||5||5|
|Mara's Kiss Public House
|AD - Vulkhel Guard
|The Ebony Flask Inn Room
|EP - Ebonheart
|Golden Gryphon Garret
Free via Room to Spare
|Inside The Golden Gryphon in Alinor||15||1||1|
|Saint Delyn Penthouse
Free via Room to Spare
|Inside Abbey of St. Delyn in Vivec City||15||1||1|
|The Rosy Lion
|DC - Daggerfall
|Barbed Hook Private Room
||Apartment||11,000||AD - Skywatch
|Flaming Nix Deluxe Garret
||Apartment||13,000||EP - Mournhold
|Sisters of the Sands Apartment
||Apartment||12,000||DC - Sentinel
||Small Home||60,000||EP - Nimalten
|Black Vine Villa
||Small Home||54,000||AD - Baandari Trading Post
|Captain Margaux’s Place
||Small Home||56,000||DC - Daggerfall
|Cyrodilic Jungle House
||Small Home||71,000||AD - Baandari Trading Post
||Small Home||65,000||Orc - Stormhaven||100||5||2|
||Small Home||40,000|| EP - Dhalmora
||Small Home||69,000||EP - Kragenmoor
||Small Home||50,000||AD - Laughing Moons Plantation
||Small Home||45,000||AD - Elden Root
||Small Home||73,000||DC - Hallin's Stand
||Medium Home||190,000||AD - Longhaven
||Medium Home||255,000||AD - Marbruk
||Medium Home||295,000||Neutral - Elinhir
|Exorcised Coven Cottage
||Medium Home||250,000||Barbaric - Glenumbra||200||10||3|
||Medium Home||280,000||EP - Windhelm
|House of the Silent Magnifico
||Medium Home||320,000||DC - Sentinel
||Medium Home||325,000||DC - Halcyon Lake
||Medium Home||260,000||DC - Fell's Run
|Sleek Creek House
||Medium Home||335,000||AD - Rawl'kha
|The Ample Domicile
||Medium Home||195,000||EP - Stormhold
||Medium Home||323,000||EP - Narsis
|Ald Velothi Harbor House
||Medium Home||332,000||Redoran - Vvardenfell||200||10||3|
||Large Home||1,275,000||AD - Dune
|Enchanted Snow Globe Home
||Large Home||N/A||Nibenese Imperial - Eastmarch||300||20||4|
||Large Home||1,285,000||DC - Lakewatch Tower
||Large Home||1,015,000||DC - Wayrest
|Hunding’s Palatial Hall
||Large Home||1,295,000||DC - Port Hunding
||Large Home||1,025,000||AD - Mathiisen
|Old Mistveil Manor
||Large Home||1,020,000||EP - Riften
||Large Home||1,265,000||EP - Mournhold
||Large Home||760,000||EP - Near Hatching Pools
|Strident Springs Demesne
||Large Home||1,280,000||AD - Arenthia
|The Gorinir Estate
||Large Home||780,000||AD - Cormount
|Alinor Crest Townhouse
|Amaya Lake Lodge
||Large Home||1,300,000||Hlaalu - Vvardenfell||300||20||4|
|The Orbservatory Prior
||Large Home||12,000||Clockwork - Clockwork City||300||20||4|
||Large Home||13,000||Orc - Wrothgar||300||20||4|
||Manor||16300||Neutral - Belkarth Region
||Manor||3,780,000||DC - Near Daggerfall
||Manor||3,785,000||EP - Ebonheart
|Grand Topal Hideaway
||Manor||15000||AD - Fisherman's Isle
|Serenity Falls Estate
||Manor||3,775,000||AD - S'ren-ja
|Coldharbour Surreal Estate
||Manor||1,000,000||Daedric - Coldharbour||300||20||4|
|Hakkvild's High Hall
||Manor||3,800,000||Nord - Craglorn||300||20||4|
|Lakemire Xanmeer Manor
|Princely Dawnlight Palace
|The Erstwhile Sanctuary
|Hall of the Lunar Champion
|Sugar Bowl Suite
|Colossal Aldmeri Grotto
||Manor||15,000||Alinor - Summerset||350||40||5|
|Grand Psijic Villa
||Manor||N/A||Alinor - Artaeum||350||40||5|
||Manor||8,000||Barbaric - The Rift||350||40||5|
|Linchal Grand Manor
||Manor||14,000||Redguard - Hew's Bane||350||40||5|
|Tel Galen Tower
||Manor||8,000||Telvanni - Vvardenfell||350||40||5|
|Lucky Cat Landing
|Antiquarian's Alpine Gallery
||Manor||Western Skyrim, Hjaalmarch - Nord||300 / 600||20 / 40||4 / 8|
||Manor||7,000||Western Skyrim, Frozen Coast - Nord||350 / 700||55 / 110||5 / 10|
No two player-decorated home interiors will be identical in Homestead. You can put your own personal touch on every home you own by crafting or buying furnishings and Housing Decoration, and you can place them wherever you like with the game's new Housing Editor. Some homes even have outdoor spaces that you can decorate! Let your imagination run free and create a place to call your own like no other in Tamriel.
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.
You will be able to either craft or buy new furniture and decorations for your house and can use the housing editor to move them all around. Some homes will feature outdoor real estate that can be further customized.
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.
There will be over 2,000 decorative items running the range from tables and chairs to books and plants. You’ll be able to obtain decor via the following:
- Crafting them using existing Skills
- Purchasing them with gold through merchants
- Buying them in the Crown Store
If you're an experienced adventurer, you'll want to venture out after Homestead launches and collect prestigious 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 will stock special items that can be purchased after completing a specific achievement from questing, and this will be retroactive. For those bourgeois types, a luxury furnisher will sell rare and expensive premium goods for limited times.
You’ll also have the option to keep pets, mounts and items like assistants, Crafting stations, target skeletons and light fixtures in your home. Copies of Shalidor’s library books can be placed and read in your home after you purchase them from Mages Guild merchants after you complete a set. You’ll also be ale to craft, test class builds, and have parties and gatherings from your comfy confines.
You can now engage in Furniture Crafting for yourself, your friends, or to sell to others!
- To craft a furnishing, you will need to obtain a specific furnishing plan, similar to the way existing Provisioning recipes work.
- All tradeskill disciplines now have a new tab at their respective stations for furnishing plans.
- Each tradeskill has a unique type of plan and primarily uses a new type of material:
- Woodworking Blueprints primarily use Heartwood, from lumber nodes.
- Blacksmithing Diagrams primarily use Regulus, from ore nodes.
- Clothing Patterns primarily use Bast, from fibrous plants, or Clean Pelts, from beasts and other sources of leather.
- Alchemy Formulas primarily use Alchemical Resin, from mushrooms and alchemy plants.
- Enchanting Praxises primarily use Mundane Runes, from runestones.
- Provisioning Designs primarily use Decorative Wax, from crates, barrels, and other sources of provisioning ingredients.
- 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.
- Higher quality plans will require knowledge from multiple Craft Skills. Example: An elaborate canopy bed may require rank 9 in the passive skill Woodworking, rank 7 in Tailoring, and rank 3 in Metalworking.
- Furnishing crafting also utilizes several additional types of materials. Furnishings in a particular racial style require multiple style items associated with that race. You do not need to know the Motif of a race to learn or craft their furnishing plans. Rosins, Tempers, and Tannins are often needed for Green-quality furnishings and higher. Each plan is unique, and certain special plans may require custom ingredients be located and included. All plans, ingredients, and output items are tradeable.
Here are a few more random tidbits they shared regarding the new housing feature:
- As a homeowner, you can set a primary residence. This primary residence is used to determine which home is visited when friends or guildmates try to visit your home while you are offline. When you are online, other players may social jump directly to you in any home, provided they have access to that home.
- Houses are instanced, so you don’t have to worry about racing to grab the perfect spot of land
- Furniture you create via Furniture Crafting can be sold to other players
- You will be able to preview homes before you purchase, both furnished and unfurnished
- You will be able to allow friends and guildmates to visit your home; they can travel to your home via the group, friends, or guild lists while you’re in it, or by selecting “Visit House” by clicking on your name in those same lists when you’re offline
- You can grant trusted friends permission to decorate existing placed items in your home (they cannot add or remove items from your home)
- You can also allow those who are not on your friends list or in your guilds to visit and/or decorate your home by adding them as a “Visitor” or “Decorator” in your House Settings
- Homeowners may rescind access to visiting players at any time, resulting in the immediate eviction of that player from their home.
- You’ll be able to conveniently fast travel to your homes via the World Map, similar to how Wayshrines currently work (but cost free), as well as directly via the Collections menu
- You can allow visitors into your new home – a visiting player simply needs to teleport to you
- Homes are secure – other players are not able to break into homes and steal items. Sorry, Thieves Guild!
Furnishings are a new kind of inventory item that may be placed in a home, and can be identified by the word “Furnishing” on their tooltip. These function like any other inventory item until it is time to place them in a home.
- After you enter a home you own, you can enter the housing editor and start placing furnishings.
- Once placed, a furnishing is removed from your inventory or bank and is stored in the house, counting towards the maximum number of items that can be placed in the home.
- You can see how close you’re getting to the item limit through the housing menu which displays a House Information panel. From there, you can see the current and maximum value for Furnishings and Collectibles.
- You can place each object at any location and at any angle. The only limitation beyond the Furnishing caps is there is a small safe area near the main entrance which cannot be filled with items.
- Note that certain furnishings such as chairs and crafting stations may not be usable if placed at an unusual location or orientation (you’ll know if an item is placed in a bad location if it highlights red).
- In addition to furnishing items, you can also place assistants, mounts, non-combat pets, and a new category of furnishing collectibles called Trophies that includes Undaunted Busts.
- There are separate limits for furnishings, furnishing collectibles, and other collectibles such as pets or mounts.
Many types of housing objects have additional functionality when placed, including the following:
- Any of the currently-available Assistants (Nuzhimeh the Merchant, Pirharri the Smuggler, and Tythis Andromo the Banker) can be placed in your home, and will offer their services to you and visitors as normal.
- Objects such as torches, braziers, and lamps can be lit or extinguished at will after being placed.
- Many chairs, thrones, benches, pews, stools, and other seating objects throughout Tamriel are now interactive. You just need to approach the furniture and interact with it to sit down, provided there is room and the furniture is placed in an accessible location. This applies to seating placed in homes as well as those found in the world. Seating objects that aren’t placed in a level, open area may not be valid for interaction.
- A Target Skeleton can be used to practice with new weapons, abilities, and combat in general. It does not fight back, but is a resilient opponent, roughly as difficult to put down as the second boss from Veteran Spindleclutch II (Bloodspawn).
- To learn to craft a Target Skeleton, you can purchase the plan from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator in each alliance capital, in exchange for Writ Vouchers.
- Writ Vouchers are obtained through Master Writs, and Rolis Hlaalu will appear after you start or complete a Master Writ. You can find the description for these below.
- Crafting a Target Skeleton requires an Animus Stone in addition to a variety of other ingredients. The Animus Stone is a new crafting material that is also available in exchange for Writ Vouchers.
- Shortly after being defeated, the Target Skeleton will reform itself.
Guild Reprints of Shalidor’s Library
- After you complete a collection from Shalidor’s Library, a Mages Guild reprint of that collection will be available on any Mystic for a moderate fee.
- Each reprint contains individual volumes of every book in that collection. These reprint volumes can be placed in your home, and you or your guests can read them at any time.
- Reading a reprint volume does not grant Mages Guild reputation or progress towards Shalidor’s Library–only the original version of a book counts for that!
Standard Crafting Stations
- Crafting stations can be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, for a modest number of Writ Vouchers.
- Once placed in the home, these can be used like any other crafting station.
- Note: Crafting stations will not work if placed at an angle or inside other objects.
Attunable Crafting Stations
- Attunable Crafting Stations can be purchased from Rolis Hlaalu, the Mastercraft Mediator, in exchange for Writ Vouchers.
- These items can be activated at any item set crafting site in the world, permanently attuning the station to the unique energies of that item set and binding the station to you.
- Once attuned, the station can be placed as a furnishing in your home and used by you and your guests to craft items from the set it is attuned to.
- There is also a variety of unique objects, from Dark Anchor Pinions that open and close, to decoy Elder Scrolls that swap between offensive and defensive visual effects, all with their own unique interactions and effects.
Furnishing Sourcing and Locations
Home furnishings can be found from a number of sources, including:
- See the Furnishing Crafting section below this one for the juicy details!
- A new NPC, Zanil Theran, can be found in the Hollow City within Coldharbour over the weekend and has a cycling inventory, similar to Adhazabi Aba-daro the Golden in Cyrodiil.
- Look for Zanil Theran inside “Cicero’s Food & General Goods” when he sets up shop!
- Some items are gated by a specific achievement or accomplishment, and is themed to that requirement.
- Completing the requirements listed on the item will allow you to purchase copies of the item for gold or AP.
- These can be found throughout Tamriel, including Cyrodiil, and offer rewards for various heroic deeds.
- Each item is bind on pickup.
Home Goods Furnishers
- These vendors can be found throughout Tamriel in each alliance’s main city and all capitals, and offer a number of basic home commodities as well as local plants and natural stone from the region they are located in.
Purchase Tab in Housing Editor
- Furnishings purchased from the Housing Editor are bound, but may be moved to other homes that you own.
- These items are purchased for crowns, and cannot be sold for gold.
- Beginning with Homestead, the final boss of each Veteran Dungeon, Trial, or Arena will drop a collectible bronze bust of one of the iconic monsters from that piece of content. Busts are account-wide collectibles, and can be placed once in each owned home. Busts from Trials and Arenas include a marble stand. There are a total of 34 Undaunted Busts available in Homestead.
- Though rare, you may catch aquatic-themed decorations while fishing at a fishing hole.
- These decorations will differ based on the type of fishing hole – some things come from the ocean, while others come from fresh waters. For example, Starfish can only be found in oceans and not from lakes.
- The Shadowy Supplier will rarely award one of a selection of Dark Brotherhood-themed decorations.
In Homestead, you can expect to see a variety of new achievements for everything from decorating your home in a certain way, to learning an impressive number of furniture plans, to beating up Target Skeletons. Of particular note, we’ve added four new titles:
- Clan Father or Clan Mother, awarded for acquiring the Aldmeri Dominion Manor, Serenity Falls Estate.
- Lord or Lady, awarded for acquiring the Daggerfall Covenant Manor, Daggerfall Overlook.
- Councilor, awarded for acquiring the Ebonheart Pact Manor, Ebonheart Chateau.
- Count or Countess, awarded only after you’ve acquired all three of the titles above.
Player Housing Images
Small Player Houses
Medium Player Houses