Happy Home Academy

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Happy Home Academy
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The exterior of the HRA building in City Folk
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Inside the HRA building in City Folk
Function Housing association
Services House evaluations
Model room[nb 2]
Staff Lyle[nb 1]
Opening Hours 9 AM – 9 PM
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This article is about the organization. For the location in Pocket Camp, see Happy Homeroom.

The Happy Home Academy (HHA), known as the Happy Room Academy (HRA) prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is a housing association in the Animal Crossing series that evaluates and scores the player's house. The house is scored based on the items placed in the players house, with certain types of items worth more than others, and some offering point bonuses. When the HHA evaluates the player's home, it sends the player a letter containing their score and advice on how to improve it; if the player reaches certain score thresholds, the HHA will send them unique items.

In games prior to Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Happy Home Academy is unseen, but in City Folk, it appears as a building operated by Lyle; Lyle also runs the HHA in New Leaf from within Nook's Homes.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Tom Nook asks the player to sign up for the Happy Room Academy after they complete their part-time job. Afterward, the HRA will send them a welcome letter and will evaluate their home each day if the player modified their house the previous day. If the player reaches 70,000 and 100,000 points, the HRA will congratulate them by sending the House Model and Manor Model, respectively. The HRA does not score the player's basement.

Points awarded[edit]

Points bonuses[edit]

  • Lucky items: 777 points × number of items
  • Complete furniture series and either the matching wallpaper or flooring: 48,000 points + 4,800 × number of furniture items
  • Complete furniture series and both the matching wallpaper and flooring: 48,000 points + 10,000 × number of furniture items
  • Complete furniture theme and either the matching wallpaper or flooring: 10,000 points
  • Complete furniture theme and both the matching wallpaper and flooring: 15,000 points + 7,000 × number of furniture items
  • Complete furniture set: 3,000 points × number of items
  • A table, chair, bed, and storage unit (not all part of the same series): 4,400 points (per room)
  • A table, chair, bed, and storage unit (all part of the same series): 16,000 points (per room)

Point deductions[edit]

  • Non-furniture item dropped on the ground or a surface: -1 point × number of items
  • Diary dropped on the ground: -1 point × number of items
  • Directional items facing a wall: -800 points × number of items

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the player must join the HRA. Tom Nook first asks the player the second day they go to his store. He will describe what they do and then ask the player if they want to join. If the player says yes, he will be delighted, but if they say no, he will seem sad but says that it is required. At the end of both he says Good luck!, signing up the player.

Spotlight items are worth +151 points. Those which are also lucky are worth +7,777 points.

Points awarded[edit]

  • Wallpaper or flooring from Tom Nook's store: 0 points
  • Tops, accessories, umbrellas, bugs, fish, shells, or wallpapers or flooring from Saharah: 3 points
  • Flowers: 5 points
  • Furniture from Tom Nook's store: 51 points
  • Seasonal furniture from Tom Nook's store: 151 points
  • Genuine paintings from Crazy Redd's: 151 points
  • Mario Theme items, Blue Falcon, or Pikmin: 210 points
  • Standalone fossils: 300 points
  • Items from Crazy Redd's (excluding paintings) or Gulliver: 412 points
  • Bug Trophy, Fish Trophy, or Flower Trophy: 800 points
  • Gyroids: 828 points
  • Items from town hall: 912 points
  • Fossils from a group: 1,000 points
  • Items from the Tom Nook Point System; the Museum Model or Birthday Cake: 1,111 points
  • Items from Katie or Kaitlin: 1,280 points
  • Villager pictures: 3,200 points

In City Folk[edit]

Lyle in the HRA building in City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Happy Room Academy is located in a building the city where players can view their friends scores via Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

On each Sunday the HRA sends players their evaluation results through the mail. If players do not want to receive the results by mail, they can talk to Lyle at the HRA headquarters. When players select "Letters", he will ask them if they want the letters to stop being sent. If they select "Please stop!", they will stop receiving letters (players can turn them on again by talking to Lyle again).

If players do not receive letters, but need to see how many points they have, they can talk to Lyle at the HRA building.

Points awarded[edit]

  • Completed furniture series - 20,000 points
  • Completed furniture series with wallpaper or carpet - 25,000 points
  • Completed furniture series with wallpaper and carpet - 30,000 points
  • Furniture theme flooring or wallpaper - 3,000 points
  • Completed Theme with wallpaper and carpet - # of pieces x 3,000
  • Completed furniture set - 1,000 points for each piece in the set

Model room[edit]

The default model room, if none match a chosen theme.

At the back of the HRA in Animal Crossing: City Folk, is the model room (a room theme chosen by Lyle every month that satisfies a certain theme). If no room fits the theme for the month, there will be no model room, and the area for the model room is replaced by an empty 4x4 room with a concrete wall and floor.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Happy Room Academy has been renamed to the Happy Home Academy and is now located inside Nook's Homes. It is still run by Lyle, and it functions in a similar way as it does in Animal Crossing: City Folk, but there is no model room. Instead, when the player pays their mortgage off, they may accept a theme challenge of a certain genre. Lucky bonuses have changed, and now include villager pictures of residents currently living in town. There is no complete theme bonus in New Leaf, and the Happy Home Academy does not rate the player's basement.

In New Horizons[edit]

The welcome letter from the HHA in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, after upgrading the player's tent to a house, Tom Nook informs them that all homeowners are automatically registered in the Happy Home Academy, which will send regular evaluations and advice. The HHA has no physical presence on the player's island, but instead it sends an evaluation by mail most Sunday mornings, which cannot be disabled, as well as congratulatory gifts when the player upgrades their house. It is possible to not receive an HHA evaluation some Sundays.

The HHA assigns the player a rank based on their score: either B, A, or S. The point requirement for each rank increases with each house expansion. The player will receive the Decorated Decorator Nook Miles achievement worth 1,000 miles after obtaining an S ranking.

Point bonuses[edit]

  • 6 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
  • 10 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
  • 15 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
  • 20 furniture items in a room: 1,000 points
  • Lucky items: 777 points × number of items
  • Wall-mounted furniture: 400 points × number of items (limit of three items)
  • 4 or more furniture items from the same series: 1,000 points × number of items
  • Complete furniture set: 800 points × number of items
  • 3 or more furniture items from the same category: 500 points × number of items
  • 70% or more items in a room with the same color: 200 points × number of items
  • 90% or more items in a room with the same color: 600 points × number of items
  • Red, green, or yellow fêng shui: 500 points

Point deductions[edit]

  • Cockroaches: -2,500 points × number of cockroaches
  • Non-furniture items dropped on the ground: -1 point × number of items
  • Trash: -500 points × number of items
  • Directional items facing a wall: -300 points × number of items

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Main article: Happy Homeroom

While the Happy Home Academy does not appear in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the Happy Homeroom serves a similar function. The player can spend HH Vouchers to take courses at the Happy Homeroom, where they decorate a room to be graded by Lottie, Lyle, or Digby.

Rewards[edit]

Animal Crossing[edit]

HRA rewards in Animal Crossing

# Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Group Interact Fêng shui Size
568 House Model House Model Not for sale  9000 Bells Happy Room Academy
- Toggle Special 1.0 x 1.0
569 Manor Model Manor Model Not for sale  16000 Bells Happy Room Academy
- Toggle Special 1.0 x 1.0
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.


Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

HRA rewards in Animal Crossing: Wild World

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Group Color(s) Genre Size Info
One-Story Model One-Story Model WW Model.png - - Happy Room Academy (70,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 -
Two-Story Model Two-Story Model WW Model.png - - Happy Room Academy (100,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 -
Mansion Model Mansion Model WW Model.png - - Happy Room Academy (150,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 -


Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

HRA rewards in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) Genre Size Info
House Model SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Room Academy (70,000 points) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -
Wide-House Model SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Room Academy (100,000 points) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -
Two-Story Model SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Room Academy (150,000 points) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -


Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

HHA rewards in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) HHA Theme Style Size Info Customize
HHA Tee HHA Tee (NL).jpg - - Happy Home Academy (10,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 Clothing No
HHA Pennant HHA Pennant NL Model.png - - Happy Home Academy (20,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 Wall furniture No
HHA Jacket HHA Jacket (NL).jpg - - Happy Home Academy (30,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 Clothing No
Silver HHA Plaque Silver HHA Plaque NL Model.png - - Happy Home Academy (50,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Gold HHA Plaque Gold HHA Plaque NL Model.png - - Happy Home Academy (70,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Silver HHA Trophy Silver HHA Trophy NL Model.png - - Happy Home Academy (90,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Gold HHA Trophy Gold HHA Trophy NL Model.png - - Happy Home Academy (100,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Gold House Model Gold House Model NL Model.png - - Happy Home Academy (150,000 points) - - - 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Golden Roof SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Home Academy (300,000 points) - - - - Exterior of home No
Golden Exterior SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Home Academy (500,000 points) - - - - Exterior of home No
Arched Golden Door SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Home Academy (700,000 points) - - - - Exterior of home No
Golden Fence SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Home Academy (900,000 points) - - - - Exterior of home No
Golden Mailbox SummerLeaf.png - - Happy Home Academy (1,100,000 points) - - - - Exterior of home No


Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

HHA rewards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from HHA theme(s) Info Customizable Size
Bronze HHA Plaque Bronze HHA Plaque Not for sale  400 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Living Room / Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.0
Bronze HHA Trophy Bronze HHA Trophy Not for sale  400 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.0
Gold HHA Plaque Gold HHA Plaque Not for sale  450 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Living Room / Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.0
Gold HHA Trophy Gold HHA Trophy Not for sale  450 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.0
HHA Pennant HHA Pennant Not for sale  375 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Living Room / Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.5
Silver HHA Plaque Silver HHA Plaque Not for sale  425 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Living Room / Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.0
Silver HHA Trophy Silver HHA Trophy Not for sale  425 Bells  Happy Home Academy
Expensive - No 1.0 x 1.0

Staff[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The music from the Happy Room Academy building in City Folk is reused on a TV talk show in New Leaf, abeit in a slower tempo.

Names in other languages[edit]

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
快乐家协会 / 快樂家協會
Kuài Lè Jīa Xíe Huì
Happy Home Association

Dutch Academie voor Wonderlijke Woningen (AWW)

German Akademie des schönen Hauses (AdsH) Academy of Beautiful Houses

European Spanish Academia de Artes Decorativas (AAD) Academy of Decorative Arts

Italian Accademia delle Belle Case (ABC) Academy of Beautiful Houses

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