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Can You Move Houses in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Interested in whether or not you can move houses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? It's not out of the realm of possibility, but it will cost you.
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Maybe when you first booted up Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you were just overcome with excitement when it came to cracking into the game. After all, Tom Nook did mention that you could move your tent location after a little bit. Maybe you just wanted your villagers to shut up and pick a plot so you could get on with the game but now you’ve realized that your island is a bit cluttered with poor placement. Wondering whether you can move houses in Animal Crossing New Horizons? We’ve got the answer here.

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Can You Move Houses in Animal Crossing New Horizons

So you’re curious about whether you can move houses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? We don’t blame you. We’ve all made regrettable town planning choices in the past. Well, we have good news on that front, anyway. It is possible to move your own home in the latest Animal Crossing game, just for a price. If you want to move your home, that’s going to set you back by 30,000 Bells. To do so, you just have to speak to Tom Nook who will ask you to pay the fee before letting you pick a location for your house to be moved to. Moving will take a whole day, so when you come back the next day, you’ll see your new abode in its chosen place. 

Curious about moving the homes of other villagers? Well, the game treats this like moving infrastructure buildings which you can do. The process is the same as moving your own house, it just costs a little more to the tune of 50,000 Bells so make sure that you have enough cash there before you shell out and decide to plan everyone’s backyards!

We actually have a guide on moving other structures in Animal Crossing New Horizons as well. As mentioned, the bonus in this edition of the game is that you’re going to also be able to move whatever infrastructure you’ve plonked down, just for a cost. For the full figures on that, why not check out the tips that we’ve put together – we’ve relinked them here for your convenience so that you are clued in on how to move buildings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Now that you know a little more about whether you can move houses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you too can contribute to your overall vision for your deserted island getaway. We’re definitely deciding to embrace all the fun that comes with micro-managing an island, right down to where to put buildings, so you’ll absolutely not be judged by us. If you reckon that making an island paradise is your dream, why not pick up a copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons from Amazon here and support Prima Games while you’re at it? Need a hand with anything else in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Check out these tips and tricks that we’ve put together for Island Representatives like yourself in our dedicated guides hub for the game:


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Ginny Woo
Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.