There will come a time when you’ll want to move your home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, because we all like a little change, right? Well, also that your initial store placement wasn’t exactly as free as you probably would have liked. Don’t worry though, you won’t be stuck there for the rest of your existence in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can pick up and move your house as many times as you like, and all the other villagers’ houses, and other services as well. Once you’ve started progressing through the game and moving through the game days, you’ll start to consider moving things around a bit.
Fortunately, you can move your house into Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and everything else on the island for that matter, but not when it’s in tent form. First, you will have to go from fabric to brick and build yourself a house.
Here’s what to do to move your home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
1. Pay your moving fees
When you first move to the island, Tom Nook will give you a bill for the costs of moving to your new desert island. It’s about 5,000 Miles, and you’ll want to pay it big. Once you’ve done that, a new load of options will be available, including the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Miles Rewards expansion to include Nook Miles +.
2. Build a house
More importantly, once you’ve paid those fees, you can immediately talk to Tom Nook about getting a mortgage and upgrading to a home. Do that and you have a home the next day, and the mortgage payments will begin after construction is complete.
3. Wait for the Resident Services update
Next, you will need to work to improve the Resident Services building. It will happen automatically, but you will need to work on some game milestones first, which you can find below:
4. Chat with Tom Nook at Resident Services about your move
Once Tom Nook and the wonderful Animal Crossing: New Horizons Isabelle are settled into the new and improved Resident Services, you should head over to speak to Tom Nook at his desk.
This is where you can talk to him about the infrastructure and design of his island. To move house, you will need to choose the following conversation options:
About my house…> I want to move
It will cost you 30,000 Bells to move your house, because of course Tom Nook doesn’t do anything for free, but that cost doesn’t increase if you want to move your house multiple times. However, you will have to pay in advance before the move can continue.
It is here that you can also move the houses of other villagers, or services. Moving any of these will cost 50,000 Bells, and again you will have to pay up front.