Airie's Ultimate ESO Homestead Guide

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Professor Airie teaches you everything you need to know about the Housing system in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Introduction

Player homes are account-wide collectibles shared amongst characters. The homes are categorized into inn, apartment, small, medium, large / estate and manor / notable. The furnishings cap is 15 to 350, and 30 to 700 with ESO Plus subscription. The homes are themed and styled based on the 10 playable races. Player homes may be purchased for crowns in the Crown Store or with in-game gold.

Home Categories and Furnishings Caps

*Base Game / ESO Plus Subscription

Home Category
Furnishings Cap
Trophy Cap
Collectibles Cap
Inn15 / 301 / 2
1 / 2
Apartment50 / 100
1 / 2
1 / 2
Small100 / 200
5 / 10
2 / 4
Medium200 / 400
10 / 20
3 / 6
Large / Estate
300 / 600
20 / 40
4 / 8
Notable / Manor
350 / 750
40 / 80
5 / 10

Types of Homes and Methods of Acquisition

Complimentary Inn Room

Players are able to acquire one complimentary inn room per character, up to seven as of Sep 2020. Please note that the Homestead tutorial quest, A Friend in Need, has been disabled since Update 16. The current Homestead tutorial quest is Room to Spare.

Room to Spare Quest

Players have a number of options to obtain a Room to Spare Housing Brochure.

⦁ From the Crown Store.

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⦁ From banks throughout Tamriel.

From the NPC Felande Demarie residing in a number of locations as follows:

Abbey of St. Delyn | Vivec City, Vvardenfell

Mara’s Kiss Public House | Vulkhel Guard, Auridon

The Ebony Flask | Ebonheart, Stonefalls

The Golden Gryphon | Alinor, Summerset

The Lonely Troll | Solitude, Western Skyrim

The Rosy Lion | Daggerfall, Glenumbra

Please see the Alliance-Based Inn Rooms and DLC-Based Inn Rooms sections for prerequisites.

Alliance-Based Inn Rooms

Players may acquire one free inn room of each alliance by completing Room to Spare – create a character of each alliance to acquire all three inn rooms for free; or, acquire one complimentary inn room and purchase the second and third with 3,000 in-game gold on one character.

There are three alliance-based inn rooms:

⦁ Aldmeri Dominion | Mara’s Kiss Public House | Vulkhel Guard, Auridon

⦁ Daggerfall Covenant | The Rosy Lion | Daggerfall, Glenumbra

⦁ Ebonheart Pact | The Ebony Flask Inn Room | Ebonheart, Stonefalls

DLC-Based Inn Rooms

Players with Morrowind DLC, Summerset DLC, Elsweyr DLC, Greymoor DLC, or ESO Plus subscription may acquire additional complimentary inn rooms by completing Room to Spare – create additional character(s) to acquire more inn room(s) for free; or, acquire one of the seven complimentary inn rooms and purchase the others with 3,000 in-game gold.

There are four DLC-based inn rooms:

⦁ Summerset DLC | Golden Gryphon Garret | Alinor, Summerset

⦁ Morrowind DLC | Saint Delyn Penthouse | Vivec City, Vvardenfell

⦁ Elsweyr DLC | Sugar Bowl Suite | Rimmen, Northern Elsweyr

⦁ Greymoor DLC | Snowmelt Suite | Solitude, Western Skyrim

Other Complimentary Homes

Grand Psijic Villa

Players with the Summerset DLC during the Summerfall Event in 2018 are awarded the Grand Psijic Villa, a notable home in Artaeum, at the end of the event. The home re-released in 2019 for crowns in the Crown Store and is unavailable at this time.

Hall of the Lunar Champion

Players with the Elsweyr DLC may acquire the Hall of the Lunar Champion, a manor in Northern Elsweyr, by completing the main story quest Two Queens. Players receive one of the four collectible furnishing tablets upon completion, which grants access to the main hall of the home. Players may acquire up to three other tablets to open additional sections of the home.

The Antiquarian's Alpine Gallery

Players with the Greymoor DLC may be awarded the Antiquarian’s Alpine Gallery, a manor in Western Skyrim, if the ESO community achieves Tier 3 of the Lost Treasures of Skyrim event by uncovering antiquities through the Antiquities system. The event was ongoing until October 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Previewing and Purchasing Homes

Please note:

⦁ A number of homes may only be purchased for crowns.

⦁ Homes may be time-limited.

⦁ Furnished homes may only be purchased for crowns.

⦁ Furnishings from crown-purchased homes are account-bound.

⦁ Homes may have prerequisites, i.e., quest completion, achievement, or edition upgrade.

There are three methods to preview and purchase homes.

1) Crown Store

⦁ Navigate to Homes

⦁ Select a home and Confirm

⦁ Select Unfurnished / Furnished to preview or purchase

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2) Collections Menu

⦁ Navigate to the Housing tab

⦁ Select a home from the Not Collected section

⦁ Select Preview Home

⦁ Select Unfurnished / Furnished to preview or purchase

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3) Overland

⦁ Select the icon of an uncollected home on the map

⦁ Select Confirm

⦁ Select Unfurnished / Furnished to preview or purchase; or,

⦁ Travel to the entrance of an uncollected home

⦁ Click on the gate

⦁ Select Confirm

⦁ Select Unfurnished / Furnished to preview or purchase

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4) Other Potential Starter Homes

*Please consult Tamriel Trade Centre and other addons  to estimate the current in-game gold value of the furnishings.

Autumn's Gate | Nimalten, The Rift

  • Prerequisites: Room to Share quest and Wormsquasher achievement.
  • Purchase Autumn's Gate with 60,000 in-game gold.
  • Retrieve the Firelogs, Flaming furnishing and sell at a guild trader for *100,000 to 150,000 in-game gold.

Kragenhome | Kragenmoor, Stonefalls

  • Prerequisites: Room to Share quest and Sadal's Overthrower achievement.
  • Purchase Kragenhome with 69,000 in-game gold.
  • Retrieve the Dark Elf Bed of Coals furnishing and sell at a guild trader for *155,000 to 275,000 in-game gold.

Ald Velothi Harbour House | Ald Velothi, Vvardenfell

  • Prerequisite: Room to Share quest.
  • Purchase Ald Velothi Harbor House with 332,000 in-game gold.
  • Retrieve the Hlaalu Sidewalk and sell each one at a guild trader for *25,000.
  • Retrieve the Sillar Stone and Hlaalu Shed, Enclosed furnishings and sell at a guild trader for *25,000 and *275,000 to 350,000 in-game gold.

List of Player Homes

I recommend the following websites for a list of player homes:

ESO-HUB

UESP

Fextralife

Personalising Player Homes

Renaming Homes

⦁ Navigate to Collections Menu

⦁ Navigate to the Housing tab

⦁ Select a home from the Collected section

⦁ Select Rename

⦁ Enter the name

⦁ Select OK

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Setting Primary Residence

Players may set primary residence at a collected home – other players are only able to travel to your primary residence if not using add-on(s). Assuming you have the default keybindings on mouse & keyboard:

⦁ Press F5

⦁ Press R

⦁ Select the Settings tab

⦁ Select Make Primary Residence

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Setting Permissions

Players may set visitor permission at a collected home – each home has individual permission settings.

General Access

⦁ Press F5

⦁ Press R

⦁ Select the Settings tab

⦁ Select permission from the drop-down menu in the Default Visitor Access section

⦁ No access – players not added to Visitors or from a guild added to Guild Visitors are unable to travel to the home.

⦁ Limited Visitor, Visitor, and Decorator – players not added to the Banlist or from a guild added to Guild Banlist are able to travel to the home.

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Types of Access

⦁ Limited Visitors – able to interact with limited furnishings, including original furnishings / structural features, crafting stations, and seating.

⦁ Visitors – able to interact with any of the furnishings, including lights and instruments.

⦁ Decorators – able to interact with and move any of the furnishings within the home. Please note that decorators are unable to add furnishings to the home or remove furnishings from the home.

Decorating Homes

1) Furnishings | General

Please note:

⦁ Achievement furnishings, Antiquities furnishings, and crown-purchased furnishings are account-bound.

⦁ Some furnishings can only be purchased for crowns.

⦁ Some furnishings can only be purchased from the Crown Store as a furnishing bundle.

⦁ Some furnishings may be time-limited.

⦁ Furnishings cannot be deconstructed for materials.

⦁ The quality of the furnishing plans (white / green / blue / purple / gold) corresponds to the level of crafting skill and quality of materials necessary to craft the furnishings.

⦁ The quality of the furnishing and furnishing plans may not necessarily correspond to its current in-game gold value, e.g., some green-quality furnishings or furnishing plans may be more valuable in terms of in-game gold than some purple-quality furnishings or furnishing plans.

Furnishings may be:

⦁ crafted when players have learned the furnishing plans and acquired the necessary materials;

⦁ acquired via the Antiquities system, fishing, or pickpocketing; or,

⦁ purchased at achievement furnishers, Crown Store, home goods furnishers, guild traders, luxury furnisher, The Impresario event merchant, and vendors for crowns or with Alliance Points (AP), event tickets, in-game gold, writ vouchers, or Tel Var Stones.

Furnishing plans are named according to the trade and may be acquired throughout Tamriel:

Crafting Profession
Furnishing Category
AlchemyFormulae
BlacksmithingDiagram
ClothingPatterns
EnchantingPraxes
JewelrySketches
ProvisioningDesigns
WoodworkingBlueprints
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Furnishing materials required to craft furnishings of each trade:

CraftMaterial
Where To Get
AlchemyAlchemical Resin
Reagent Nodes
BlacksmithingRegulusOre Nodes
ClothingBast
Plant Nodes
ClothingClean Pelts
Mobs/Creatures
EnchantingMundane Runes
Runestone Nodes
JewelryOchreSeam Nodes
ProvisioningDecorative Wax
Food Containers
WoodworkingHeartwoodLog Nodes

I recommend the following websites for a list of furnishings, including locations to acquire the furnishings and furnishing plans.

ESO-HUB

LovelyNorth's ESO Furniture Emporium

MMO Fashion

UESP

2) Furnishings | Types

⦁ Traditional Furnishings include most furnishings.

⦁ Special Furnishings include visual effects furnishings, i.e., Sapphire Candlefly Gatherings.

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Collectibles Furnishings:

⦁ include Undaunted Trophies, which are awarded via completing dungeons, trials, arenas, and achievements;

⦁ may be previewed via the Collectibles menu;

⦁ are account-bound and account-wide;

⦁ may be placed simultaneously in multiple homes;

⦁ may be placed once in each home; and,

⦁ has a cap additional to the Traditional Furnishings cap.

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Special Collectibles:

⦁ include animated Collectibles, i.e., mounts, non-combat pets, and assistants;

⦁ may be previewed via the Collectibles menu;

⦁ are account-bound and account-wide;

⦁ may be placed simultaneously in multiple homes;

⦁ may be placed once in each home; and,

⦁ has a cap additional to the Traditional Furnishings cap.

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3) Furnishings | Storage

Besides account-shared bank and character inventory, players may purchase additional Storage Chest(s) or Storage Coffer(s) for crowns in the Crown Store or via the Purchase tab in the Housing Editor.

⦁ There are three storage coffers available for purchase – each coffer has 30 slots.

⦁ There are four storage chests available for purchase – each chest has 60 slots.

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⦁ Players may access the content from the storage coffers and storage chests at any collected home where the coffers or chests are placed.

4) Furnishings | Crafting Tables and Transmutation Stations

⦁ Players may purchase crafting tables and Transmutation Stations to be used at a home.

⦁ Crafting tables and Transmutation Stations can be purchased at guild traders, Master Crafting Writ Vendor, or via the Purchase tab in the Housing Editor.

⦁ Please note that each crafting table and transmutation station may only be placed and accessed at one home.

5) Housing Editor

Place Tab – place furnishings (assuming mouse & keyboard default bindings):

⦁ Press F5

⦁ Press R

⦁ Navigate to Place tab

⦁ Select a furnishing from the categorised list

⦁ Press E or right click to select the furnishing

⦁ Enter one of the hotkeys in the menu to manipulate the furnishing

⦁ Right click to place the furnishing

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Purchase Tab – purchase items for crowns

⦁ Press F5

⦁ Press R

⦁ Navigate to Purchase tab

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Retrieve Tab - retrieve placed furnishing without needing to locate the furnishing

⦁ Press F5

⦁ Press R

⦁ Navigate to Retrieve tab

⦁ Select a furnishing from the categorised list based on the distance from character

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6) Add-Ons for PC Platforms

I recommend the following add-ons if you are on PC:

Essential Housing Tool (EHT) and Essential Housing Community | @ Cardinal05 and @Architectura

Magic Carpet | @ Cardinal05 and @Architectura

Simple Tips

⦁ Do Daily crafting writs – for gold, inspiration experience, materials, and opportunities to acquire Master Writs.

⦁ Master Writs – for writ vouchers to purchase furnishings from the Master Crafting Writs Vendor. Please note that some furnishings may require the Unsurpassed Crafter achievement.

⦁ Skill Point allocation – for regular delivery of materials and opportunities to maximise the ingredients extracted from raw materials.

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⦁ Shadowy Supplier passive – Remains-Silent at the Outlaws Refuge and Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary gives players a helpful item once per day which may be a furniture drop.

⦁ If unable to interact with toggle furnishings, i.e., seating, select the furnishing and place it when it has a green outline.

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⦁ Craftable furnishings are tradable hence may be crafted by other players.

⦁ Some furnishings have no collision, i.e., most rugs, carpets, and tapestries.

⦁ Furnishings may be partially hidden within other furnishing(s) or structures.

⦁ Rotate furnishings to learn more about the colour, shape, and texture of all sides.

⦁ As there are limited storage options, it may be helpful to manage inventory on a regular basis.

⦁ I recommend micro-breaks to refresh minds, change posture, and rest eyes.

⦁ Housing = exploring and experimenting ♡

Cobbling

Furnishings may be combined to create cobbles, including furnishings or structural features.

⦁ Please see some cobbles from my homes.

⦁ I will be creating additional guides on cobbling.

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