Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a House

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a House

You'll eventually outgrow your tent in Animal Crossing. Here's how to get your first house.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is set on a deserted island and as such, you'll start off in a tent. This will tide you over for the first portion of the game, but you'll eventually want to get yourself a house. Here's how to get one.

How to Get a House

If you want to upgrade to a house you'll need to speak to Resident's Services. You can speak to Tom Nook, where he'll offer you a loan on a house. There's no deadline to pay it off and it's interest free.

How Much Does a House Cost?

Moving from a tent to a house will cost you a fair bit. The loan Tom Nook offers is for 98,000 Bells. This is obviously a large amount of Bells, though the extra space seems worth it for the additional storage options you'll get.

Here's how much a house will set you back | Nintendo

Extensions and Remodelling

Once you have your first house, there are options to add to it. Tom Nook will offer packages on extensions and remodelling, significantly increasing your space. It'll cost you Bells of course. You can add new rooms, giving you more options for decorating.

That's how to buy a house in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more on the game be sure to check out our guide on Nook Miles. There's also our look at local co-op.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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