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"Before you get too ambitious, gain confidence by building this tidy cottage. It is the perfect starter home, and might turn out to be all you need. But don't worry - if you decide to keep building, you can remodel this into an entry way to the rest of your house."
The Beginner's Guide to Homesteading[src]

The Small House is the first stage to constructing a homestead in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire and is a prerequisite for all other additions.

Structure[edit | edit source]

The small house consists of seven components that are split into five stages of construction.

Stage Section Sawn Log Quarried Stone Nails Clay Iron Fittings Lock Hinge
Stage 1 House, Foundation 1 10 - - - - -
House, Wall Framing 6 - 10 - - - -
Stage 2 House, Walls 2 - 8 4 - - -
Stage 3 House, Floor - 4 - - - - -
House, Roof Framing 6 - - - - - -
Stage 4 House, Roof 1 - 10 - - - -
Stage 5 House, Door 1 - 2 - 1 1 2
Total 17 14 30 4 1 1 2

Furnishings without Entryway[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of all furnishings that can be added to the Small House. Furnishings can be built manually at the indoor Carpenter's Workbench or added over a period of time if done via a Steward. The cost of asking a steward to furnish the Small House is 1000 Gold.

All furnishings are fixed in position and cannot be removed once they are built, unless the small house is later remodeled into an entryway at the Drafting Table (see below). The name of the furnishing option does not always accurately describe what will be added, as in some cases additional containers and accessories may be added, along with the main piece of furniture.

Containers[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot
Barrels 1 1 - 1
Dresser 1 3 1 -
End Table 1 2 - -
Total 3 6 1 1

Furniture[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Leather Strips Straw
Double Bed 2 2 4 2
Square Table and Chairs 2 4 - -
Total 4 6 4 2

Shelves[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Glass Hinge
Corner Shelf 1 3 - -
Tall Shelf with Display Case 2 4 1 1
Wall Shelves (3) 1 1 - -
Total 4 8 1 1

Exterior[edit | edit source]

Item Iron Fittings Goat Horns
Wall Sconces (2) 1 1

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Item Quarried Stone Iron Ingot Iron Fittings Goat Horns
Firepit 1 - - -
Hanging Rack - 1 1 -
Wall Sconces (2) - - 1 1
Total 1 1 2 1

Full Totals (Furnishings without Entryway)[edit | edit source]

Sawn Logs Nails Iron Ingots Iron Fittings Hinge Glass Leather Strips Straw Goat Horns Quarried Stone Clay Lock
Structure 17 30 - 1 2 - - - - 14 4 1
Total Containers 3 6 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Total Furniture 4 6 - - - - 4 2 - - - -
Total Shelves 4 8 - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Total Exterior - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - -
Total Miscellaneous - - 1 2 - - - - 1 1 - -
Full Totals 28 50 2 5 3 1 4 2 2 15 4 1

Special Totals[edit | edit source]

These are the total amount of Septims and totals are needed in other to get the crafted and bought Housebuilding Items.

Item Septims Iron Ingot Corundum Ingot
Glass 5 Gold - -
Straw 2 Gold - -
Hinge - 1,5 -
Iron Fittings - 5 -
Lock - 1 1
Nails - 5 -
Full Totals 7 Gold 12,5 1

Furnishings with Entryway[edit | edit source]

After constructing the Main Hall, the option to remodel the small house into an entryway will become available at the drafting table outside. Choosing "Remodel House into Entryway" there will remove some constructed small house furnishings (Firepit, Hanging Rack), remove and convert others (Double Bed, Square Table and Chairs, Tall Shelf with Display Case, Wall Shelves (3)) into equivalent main hall furnishings, leaving the rest (Barrels, Dresser, End Table, Corner Shelf, Wall Sconces) in place, and allow the construction of other furnishings more suited to an entryway.

Containers[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot
Barrels 1 1 - 1
Dresser 1 3 1 -
Total 2 4 1 1

Furniture[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Hinge Glass
Display Case on Low Table 2 4 1 1
Display Case on Low Table 2 4 1 1
Low Table 1 2 - -
Night Tables (2) 2 4 - -
Total 7 14 2 2

Weapon Racks[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Iron Fittings
Weapon Racks (2) 2 2
Weapon Racks (2) 2 2
Total 4 4

Shelves[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails
Corner Shelf 1 3
Wall Shelves (2) 1 1
Total 2 4

Exterior[edit | edit source]

Item Iron Fittings Goat Horns
Wall Sconces (2) 1 1

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Item Leather Strips Bear Pelt Deer Hide Large Antlers Sabre Cat Pelt Sabre Cat Tooth Sabre Cat Snow Pelt Wolf Pelt Goat Horns Iron Fittings
Mounted Bear Head 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Mounted Elk Head 1 - 1 1 - - - - - -
Mounted Elk Head 1 - 1 1 - - - - - -
Mounted Sabre Cat Head 1 - - - 1 2 - - - -
Mounted Snowy Sabre Cat Head 1 - - - - 2 1 - - -
Mounted Wolf Head 1 - - - - - - 1 - -
Wall Sconces (2) - - - - - - - - 1 1
Wall Sconces (2) - - - - - - - - 1 1
Total 6 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 2 2

Full Totals (Furnishings with Entryway)[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot Hinge Glass Leather Strips Deer Hide Wolf Pelt Large Antlers Sabre Cat Tooth Sabre Cat Pelt Bear Pelt Sabre Cat Snow Pelt Goat Horns
Total Containers 2 4 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Furniture 7 14 - - 2 2 - - - - - - - - -
Total Weapon Racks 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Shelves 2 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Exterior - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Total Miscellaneous - - 2 - - - 6 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 2
Full Totals 15 22 8 1 2 2 6 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 3

Special Totals[edit | edit source]

These are the total amount of Septims and ingot totals are needed in other to get the crafted and bought Housebuilding Items.

Item Septims Iron Ingot
Glass 10 Gold -
Hinge - 1
Iron Fittings - 8
Nails - 2.2
Full Totals 10 Gold 11.2

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The carpenter's workbench inside the small house can be removed and added again via the Drafting Table.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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