Skyrim Hearthfire DLC: Steps in purchasing your plot of land / estate

One of the new features that Bethesda added in the big world of Skyrim, is the opportunity for players to purchase a plot of land within the game.

After downloading the Hearthfire DLC (400 MSP), you will be ready to purchase land and build your house. Unlike the house you can buy in the major cities in Skyrim, having your own estate gives you a lot of things to do, aside from making it your armory and your home base.

If you just downloaded the DLC, you might be a little confused on how to access the content. Don’t worry! We’ll guide you through this:

STEPS in Purchasing your Land

1. Go to any major city in Skyrim and you will meet a courier.

2. The courier will approach and tell you the good news that Jarl is selling land you can buy. At the end of your conversation, you will receive a letter from the Steward.
In Hearthfire DLC, the plot of land that you can buy will vary from three different locations; Falkreath, the Pale, or in Hjaalmarsh. In my playthrough, I got an offer to purchase land from Falkreath.

3. Head to the location you are asked to go to and seek the Steward. In my case, I went to the house of the Jarl of Falkreath. Once you find the steward, he or she will tell you that you can purchase the land for 5000 gold, but only if you have the money to buy it.

4. After you purchased the land, head to the marker the steward marked on your map.

5. Once you find the empty land, it’s time to start building your house. Head to the bench with blueprints on it.

6. As you can see, you will need materials in order to make your house. Look for a chest near the bench where your blueprint is and you will find some materials that you can use.

7. Now that you have the materials, simply seek out for it and build your dream house!

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  1. Jack Hay
    September 5, 2012, 2:20 PM

    So, I bought the DLC on XBL and began to play. I went to Whiterun where a courier sprinted up and had a talk with me, blady bla. It SAYS he gave me Item(s) yet in my inventory, there’s nothing.. Got any idea what’s goin’ on?

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  2. Lee
    September 6, 2012, 5:08 AM

    There should be a note in books section headed. Letter from the steward in falkreath. You must open it to activate it. He may of also give you a letter of adoption. Which will also be in your book section. I am led to believe that I’d you are not thane of these places you will not be able to buy the land

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  3. joey
    September 6, 2012, 12:42 PM

    hey there 3 plots of land one there one in Dawnstar and one of the others that don’t have a wall around the big city………

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  4. Shane
    September 9, 2012, 7:51 PM

    I received a letter called Breezhome Furnishings and in it was an update that I could add a child’s rooms and furnishings to the house in Whiterun. I also got the note about adoptions. But that is all.

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  5. Brock Toews
    September 24, 2012, 11:10 PM


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  6. Amaduscias
    November 6, 2012, 10:33 PM

    It’s 400 microsoft points dude. Don’t get so pissy if its not what you expected

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