On this page of our guide we explain how to buy your own house in The Elder Scrolls Online. We inform you about the types of houses and properties available in TESO, about the requirements to become their owner and about the possibilities associated with house / property management.
- House suitable for purchase - how to find it?
- First house for free - how to get it?
- Houses for sale - how to check them?
- House / property - how to buy?
- List of purchased houses
- Owned houses - how to return to them?
- Decorating and furnishing the house
- Crates and Storage Coffers for items in your house
- Inviting other players to your house
House suitable for purchase - how to find it?
Houses that can be bought are primarily marked on the world map. They are scattered throughout the map, but most of them can be found in and around the cities.
A list of larger houses and properties that are for sale can also be found in the Crown Store - check the Houses tab. Houses are divided into 3 groups according to their exclusivity - Staple Homes (cheapest), Classic Homes, Notable Homes (most expensive).
First house for free - how to get it?
In the early stages of the game, it is a good idea to find a Housing Brochure note with information about possible accommodation. It can be located in one of the visited banks or just be hanged on a wall somewhere in the game world. Reading this note will unlock the Room to Spare side quest.
This is a list of cities where the note can be found:
- Alinor (Summerset region)
- Daggerfall (Glenumbra region)
- Ebonheart (Stonefalls region)
- Rimmen (Eslweyr region)
- Vivec City (Vvanderfell region)
- Vulkhel Guard (Auridon region)
Taking care of the quest described above will allow you to meet with Felande Demarie, who wants to give the hero a room in the tavern for free.
After all your conversations with Felande have been completed, you will receive your own room for free, which can be treated as your own home.
Once you've completed your quest, you can go inside and check the room that has become your property.
Houses for sale - how to check them?
You can check every house for sale and this is a completely noncommittal presentation. You can reach the house for sale in person or teleport to it from the world map.
It's always a good idea to look at it, as even cheaper homes can be a big expense and can't be resold later. Depending on the type of the house you can only inspect the layout of the rooms or the areas around the main building of the estate.
House / property - how to buy?
You can buy a house while you're checking it - you have to press the proper Purchase Optionsbutton.
In case of the smallest houses, you will notice that they can only be bought for coins (Septims). Larger houses can also be bought for Crowns, which is a special currency obtained for spending real cash.
Some houses may also have additional requirements to unlock the purchase option. In the example presented above, the Amaya Lake Lodge estate in Vvanderfell can only be purchased for coins after you earn the Savior of Morrowind achievement, that is, after completing a series of story quests.
List of purchased houses
You can keep track of your progress associated with purchased houses and properties. From the options menu you can choose Collections, then Housing and one of 3 categories of houses. You will receive information about properties you own and their locations, as well as info about these houses that are still suitable for purchase.
Owned houses - how to return to them?
You can easily and quickly return to your properties by using fast travel option. You can plan your fast travel while browsing the list of owned houses or find the icon of your house on the world map. Fast travel is free of charge in this case.
The game also allows you to teleport to houses that are currently for sale, but you can't use this option for a fast travel. Once you have completed your inspection of the house and left it, you will automatically return to the previous location.
Decorating and furnishing the house
By default, the houses you buy have no furniture and this means that you have to obtain them separately.
There are several different ways of getting furniture for your home. If you don't want to spend real money, you can get pieces of furniture by one of the following ways:
- Buying them from NPCs (Furnishers).
- Buying them at the guild stores you joined.
- Making them personally by using crafting.
- Acquiring them by completing selected quests.
- Finding them among the loot left by some monsters.
You can also store your trophies, pets, crafting stations and mounts in your home, but there may be some restrictions (for example, the need to have an open area for the horse).
If you care about getting your home furnished quickly, you can visit the Crown Store. The game allows you to buy furniture in exchange for Crowns, which is a special currency that can be obtained by spending real money.
- You can choose the Crown Store from one tab of the options menu. Take a particular interest in the Furniture category. These will mainly be larger furniture pieces and sets of items.
- During your stay at home you can go to Purchase tab where you will find a long list of furniture (including very cheap furniture).
Once you are in your home, you can press the button that launches the Housing Editor. It allows you to place your own furniture in your homes, as well as to freely manipulate individual pieces of furniture (like moving or rotating them).
Note - By default, each house has a limit on the amount of furniture that can be included in it. This limitation disappears when you purchase an ESO Plus subscription.
Crates and Storage Coffers for items in your house
As with previous parts of The Elder Scrolls series, you can also store unnecessary items from your inventory in your homes. Containers and chests are used to store this type of treasure. However, you must purchase those first (they are one of the categories of furniture). The game offers many variations which vary in size, appearance, or level of security.
One of the rewards granted for advancing to the 18th level of experience is the Coffer Storage chest. It's best to wait for this level - don't buy crates or containers for real currency beforehand.
Inviting other players to your house
During your stay at your house you can go to the Settings tab to set the most important things regarding it:
- Primary Residence - You can choose whether you want the house to become your main residence.
- Default Visitor Access - You can set general rules on whether other players will be allowed access to your home.
- Visitors - You can add players who will be able to enter your house here.
- Banlist - You can add players who will be banned from your house here (they won't have any access to the house).
- Guild Visitors - You can add guild members here that can enter your house.
- Guild Banlist - You can add guild members here who won't have any access to you property.