House (player)

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House (player)
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Artwork of a house in Animal Crossing: Wild World'
Service Unknown
Services Home
Storage
saving
Opening hours All day
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori
Animal Crossing
Doubutsu no Mori e+
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The house is the player's personal dwelling in their town. At the beginning of each game, the player arrives to town and purchases their new home from Tom Nook through a mortgage plan. When the loan is paid off, Tom Nook offers to expand the house by increasing the room size or by adding new rooms. Each extension results in a new loan to pay for the construction.

The house can be furnished with a variety of items, and the carpet and wallpaper can be changed. Shirts and custom designs be placed on the within the house as well. The Happy Room Academy will periodically inspect the player's house and grade them based on the contents and interior design of each room. A complete collection of a specific set, series, or themes results in a higher score. High scores are rewarded with exclusive items as prizes.

If a player does not play the game for some time, the house will become infested with cockroaches. The player can squash them to remove the infestation, though they try to evade the player. Cockroaches can be exposed by either moving or removing furniture from the house.

Directly outside the front door is the mailbox, where the player can receive mail. Mr. Resetti (or occasionally Don Resetti) will also appear outside the front door when the game is resumed after turning the system off without saving.

Parts of a house

Exterior: In most games the exterior appearance is fixed, though the player can change the color of the roof. In Animal Crossing the player can place a custom design on the door, and special decorations are received upon completing the museum's insect and fish exhibits. In City Folk, Tom Nook gifts a flag to the player after paying off their entire mortgage, and the design of the flag can be customised. In New Leaf, the player can purchase a variety of different architectural pieces from Nook's Homes to customise their house with. In all games a mailbox is situated right next to the front door.

Interior: Initially the interior of the house consists of a single room, but a second-story and a basement can be added. In some games, additional wings can added to the sides and rear of the house. Furniture can be placed anywhere within the rooms of the house. In New Leaf certain items can be placed on the walls of each room.

Attic: Only appearing in Wild World and City Folk, the attic is the highest floor of the house. It contains four beds, where players sleep to save the game, and a telephone from which the game's options can be selected and modified. No furniture can be placed here, although the bed can be swapped out for a different one.

History

In Animal Crossing

All four player houses are located together in a square south of the Train Station, with the Bulletin Board residing in the center of the square. Each house initially has a different kind of wallpaper and carpet, and all four contain a Tape Deck, a Wooden Box and a College Rule journal. Outside of each house is a Gyroid, which the player must use in order to save the game.

Houses in Animal Crossing consist of a ground-level room, upstairs room, and basement. The lights can be toggled on and off by pressing the Z Button. A custom design can be displayed on the front door. Completing the museum's insect and fish exhibits yields the addition of a butterfly ornament or a weathervane, respectively.

The roof color can be changed by purchasing cans of paint from Tom Nook or by making a wish to Wisp. Tom Nook will also offer to repaint the roof each time he expands the house (excluding the basement addition). Villagers can also randomly offer paint a player's house when they speak to them, but they may not give a choice of color.

Several expansions can be purchased from Tom Nook, who will offer to increase either the size of the rooms or add additional floors. Houses in Doubutsu no Mori only feature a single room, so additional floor expansions are not available.

  • Initial house: 19,800 Bells to pay off (first floor is 4 by 4 spaces)
  • First expansion: 148,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • First add-on expansion: 49,800 Bells to pay off (basement [8 by 8 spaces] is added; cannot be expanded; cannot change wallpaper or floor)
  • Second expansion: 398,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)
  • Second add-on and final expansion: 798,000 Bells to pay off (second floor [6 by 6 spaces] is added)
  • The total cost is 1,410,800 Bells

Animal Island contains a bungalow that the player can freely inhabit and customize similarly to their house. Doubutsu no Mori e+ adds a final loan repayment in which each player can purchase their own private island with their own personal bungalow. After paying off all loans, Tom Nook will gift the player with a statue in front of the Train Station. The first player to pay their loans will receive a large gold statue, the second a smaller silver statue, the third an even smaller bronze statue, and the last will receive a tiny jade statue.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World

All players in Animal Crossing: Wild World share a single house which randomly located in the town (based somewhat on the responses given to Kapp'n during the initial taxi ride). The house always begins with a Common Wall and Common Floor. The house's mailbox is shared by each player living in the house, though each player can only access their own mail. An attic is located on the highest floor of the house, in which the player can save the game. The roof color can be changed by purchasing cans of paint from Tom Nook.

A maximum of 24 furniture and clothing items can be placed in each room of the house.

For the first time additional wings are introduced to accommodate the increase in occupants, however there is no option to have a basement.

  • Initial house: 19,800 Bells to pay off (first floor is 4 by 4 spaces)
  • First expansion: 120,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Second expansion: 298,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)
  • Third expansion: 598,000 Bells to pay off (second floor [6 by 6 spaces] is added)
  • Fourth expansion: 728,000 Bells to pay off (left room [6 by 6 spaces] is added to first floor)
  • Fifth expansion: 848,000 Bells to pay off (right room [6 by 6 spaces] is added to first floor)
  • Sixth and final expansion: 948,000 Bells to pay off (back room [6 by 6 spaces] added to first floor). For this one, players do not need to pay off the mortgage as they already have a full-sized house.
  • The total cost is 3,559,800 Bells

A basement is no longer part of the expansion, as storage units can hold up to 90 items. Also, when the house owners fully expand and fully pay off their house, there is no reward, making house owners refuse to pay off their final mortgage.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, each player has their own house once again, all of which are randomly located around town. After paying off all loans, Tom Nook will gift them their own personal flagpole. The design of the flag can be customized using the phone in the attic.

A maximum of 64 furniture and clothing items can be placed in each room of the house. The player's personal storage space can contain 160 items.

  • Initial house: 19,800 Bells to pay off (first floor is 4 by 4 spaces)
  • First expansion: 120,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Second expansion: 248,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)
  • Third expansion: 368,000 Bells to pay off (second floor [6 by 6 spaces] is added)
  • Fourth and final expansion: 598,000 Bells to pay off (basement [8 by 8 spaces] is added)
  • After paying off the final mortgage, the player will have a flag outside their house, as a free gift from Tom Nook. The design can be changed by calling Rover in the attic and selecting "Flag Design."
  • The total cost is 1,353,800 Bells
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In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Upon arriving to town the player may select where they wish their house to be located. Before the house can be built however, a tent will be erected for the player as temporary lodgings (until paying a 10,000 Bell down payment to Tom Nook). Compared to a house, the wallpaper and carpet of the tent cannot be modified.

For the first time certain kinds of furniture can be hung on the wall, and Nook's Homes sells parts that let the player customize the exterior of their house, including the fence and mailbox. When the player is inside their own house, villagers they are friends with may randomly knock and enter the player's house uninvited.

With Welcome amiibo, clothing can be adorned on the walls and a new Secret Storeroom expansion is introduced. Lottie will also give a seminar to the player, allowing them to arrange furniture using the touch screen similar to the controls in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

A maximum of 48 furniture and clothing items can be placed in each room of the house. The player's personal storage space can contain 180 items. The Secret Storeroom can contain 360 items.

The Museum contains exhibition rooms that the player can purchase and customize in a similar fashion to their house.

  • Tent: 10,000 Bells to pay off (tent is 4 by 4 spaces)
  • Initial house: 39,800 Bells to pay off (first floor is 4 by 4 spaces)
  • First expansion: 98,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Second expansion: 198,000 Bells to pay off (first floor is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)
  • Third expansion: 298,000 Bells to pay off (second floor [4 by 4 spaces] is added)

After the player has completed all the expansions above, Tom Nook will give the option of the expansion choices below. Players can expand in any order.

Second floor expansions

  • Second floor expansion one: 498,000 Bells to pay off (second floor is expand to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Second floor expansion two: 598,000 Bells to pay off (second floor is expand to 8 by 8 spaces)

Left room expansions

  • Left room expansion: 348,000 Bells to pay off (left room [4 by 4 spaces] is added)
  • Left room expansion one: 498,000 Bells to pay off (left room is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Left room expansion two: 598,000 Bells to pay off (left room is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)

Right room expansions

  • Right room expansion: 348,000 Bells to pay off (right room [4 by 4 spaces] is added)
  • Right room expansion one: 498,000 Bells to pay off (right room is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Right room expansion two: 598,000 Bells to pay off (right room is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)

Back room expansions

  • Back room expansion: 348,000 Bells to pay off (back room [4 by 4 spaces] is added)
  • Back room expansion one: 498,000 Bells to pay off (back room is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Back room expansion two: 598,000 Bells to pay off (back room is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)

Basement expansions

  • Basement expansion: 428,000 Bells to pay off (basement [4 by 4 spaces] is added)
  • Basement expansion one: 498,000 Bells to pay off (basement is expanded to 6 by 6 spaces)
  • Basement expansion two: 598,000 Bells to pay off (basement is expanded to 8 by 8 spaces)

Secret storeroom (Welcome amiibo update)

  • Secret storeroom: 158,000 Bells to pay off (adds a non-visible storage in the player's house, but can hold up to 360 items compared to the regular storage's 144 item limit.)

The total cost of fully upgrading a house is 7,753,800 Bells. Paying off all house payment unlocks theme challenges set by the Happy Home Academy, and scoring highly in these unlocks golden exterior parts for the player's house.

See Also

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