Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Move Buildings

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Move Buildings

Is there a house or building you'd like to move in Animal Crossing New Horizons? Here's how to do it.

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

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.

  1. Let's talk infrastructure
  2. I want layout changes
  3. 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.

To move buildings, speak to Tom Nook! | Jake Green/USG

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.

30,000 Bells to move your house | Jake Green/USG

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).

If you're looking for more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to read Caty's review. Elsewhere there's also our look at how cloud-saving works.

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.

In other news

You may also like

ID@Xbox's 6-Part Showcase Spotlights Indies That Would've Been at GDC 2020

It's sort of like a bunch of tiny Nintendo Indie World videos all released at once.

A Music Festival in Minecraft Is Raising Funds For Coronavirus Aid Later This Month

Block by Blockwest isn't the same as a real festival, but does SXSW have square pigs?

Bleeding Edge Review: On the Edge of Glory

Ninja Theory's hero brawler has good ideas, but not enough to keep me hooked.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Iron Man VR Have Been Delayed Indefinitely

"Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve."