Skyrim House/Shelter Buying and Locations Guide

  • By Staff

  • November 17, 2011

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In search of a home or place to rest in Skyrim ? look no further, as we ponder the options for you. There are amazing houses that you can buy and then upgrade them to make your dream house.

The house you ever wanted can now be yours in Skyrim at the cost of few Gold coins. Are you ready ? On the side note, if you can’t buy house in Skyrim, you can use different shelters throughout Skyrim, which can be used to rest and other general purposes.

If you have decided to marry someone in Skyrim, house will make it easy for you to manage your relationship. For more help on Skyrim, read our Unique Armor, Unique Weapons, and Character Archetypes Guide.

Skyrim Houses and Shelters

All the houses you can buy in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.

Houses

There are a total of 5 houses in the game that you can buy.

Breezehome
Location: Whiterun
Price: 5000 Gold

Upgrades

  • Kitchen: 300 Gold
  • Den: 250 Gold
  • Alchemy Lab: 500 Gold
  • Dining Room: 250 Gold
  • Loft: 200 Gold
  • Bedroom: 300 Gold

The player can buy a house in Whiterun which can only be earned after completing the “Bleak Falls Barrow Quest” for the Jarl who will grant the player the right to buy a house in the city.

You should talk to the Steward Proventus Avenicci to buy the vacant house in Whiterun.After buying the house you’ll get a manual that will give you the details of the extra stuff that you can buy for the house.You can get a single chest in Breezehome to store your items and a bed to sleep on.

The addition of Alchemy lab will grant you the ability to make potions at the back of the house and you should also use the weapon racks(three of them in the house). The house can be expensive for early players but its location is near to the shops and forge for purchasing different items.The most important thing is that you can have everything you want for crafting within the city.

Honeyside
Location: Riften
Price: 8000 Gold

Upgrades

  • Porch: 400 Gold
  • Kitchen: 500 Gold
  • Bedroom: 600 Gold
  • Garden: 800 Gold
  • Alchemy Lab: 1000 Gold
  • Enchanting Lab: 1000 Gold

This house can be purchased by the player in Riften.All the extra details can be added to the house manually. The player can also use the Enchanting and Alchemy lab to make potions and carry out crafting.

Vlindrel Hall
Location: Markarth
Price: 8000 Gold

You will need to become the Thane of Markarth to buy the Vlindrel Hall – To do that you will need to complete different quests for Jarl and his Steward.

Hijerim
Location: Windhelm
Price: 12000 Gold
You’ll be able to by the Hijerim in Windhelm and will be able to add the extra furnishing to the house in a way to make potions in the Alchemy lab and do crafting as well.

Proudspire Manor
Location: Solitude
Price: 25000 Gold

Upgrades

  • Patio: 500 Gold
  • Kitchen: 1500 Gold
  • Bedroom: 2000 Gold
  • Living Room: 2000 Gold
  • Alchemy Lab: 2500 Gold
  • Enchanting Lab: 2500 Gold

The player will be able to by Proudspire Manor in Solitude and will be able to add the extra furnishing to the house in a way to make potions in the Alchemy lab and do crafting as well.

Shelters

There are also several shelters that you can buy in the game after completing the quest or condition.

Dawnstar Sanctuary
Location: Dawnstar
Questline – Complete all the quests in Dawnstar.

Apprentice’s Quarters
Location: College of Winterhold
Questline – Join College of Winterhold.

Arch-Mage’s Quarters
Location: College of Winterhold
Questline – Complete all the quests in College of Winterhold.

Home of the Blades
Location:
Questline: Main Quest

Jorrvaskr
Location: Whiterun
Questline – Complete all the quests in Whiterun.

If you find any other house or shelter you can buy in Skyrim, let us know in comments below!

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    • Chris

      If you want to save money you can sleep for free in Ratway tunnel and in any empty jail cell in Riften. You’ll need to persuade the guard that you hae business there or bride him.