There's a lot to consider when building your island out in Animal Crossing New Horizons. At times, you'll want to move buildings around to alter the overall layout of your island. This option is not available from the outset, so you'll need to reach a certain point to be able to move buildings. Here's all of the info you'll need on moving buildings.
On this page
- How to Move Buildings
- Moving a Shop, Museum or Home
- How Much Does it Cost to Move Buildings?
- How to Move Your House
How to Move Buildings
To move buildings and homes you've placed in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to have built the Resident Services building. We're not talking about the starter tent here, but the building that is unlocked after building three houses, a bridge, the museum and Nook's Cranny (more info on that here). We hit this point at around the one week mark, and once everyone had moved in. Once you've unlocked the improved Resident Services building follow the info lower down this page to move buildings. You can move all building except Resident Services.
Moving a Shop, Museum or Home
Head to Tom Nook in Resident Services and speak to him. Choose the following options to move buildings.
- Let's talk infrastructure
- I want layout changes
- Let's talk relocation
From here you can choose from a list of building types. You can pick the museum, shops, or the homes of other residents.
How Much Does it Cost to Move Buildings?
You'll need to pay a fee to move any buildings on your island. For moving buildings that aren't yours; i.e. the homes of other residents, buildings shops and such, you'll need to pay 50,000 Bells. To move your own house, it'll cost you 30,000 Bells.
How to Move Your House
To move your house in Animal Crossing New Horizons, head to the Resident Services building and speak to Tom Nook. Select 'About my home'. You can then choose to move your home. This will cost you 30,000 Bells and you'll need to choose a spot to move it to (for more on making Bells fast head here).