Knowing how to get a house in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will let you create your very own dream home for Link and you can customise it with new rooms, provided you have enough Rupees to cover the fees.
Before you can start building your own home in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom you need to complete a side quest in Tarrey Town involving Hudson and his daughter. If you’ve helped Addison balance signs around Hyrule, then it’s the very same President Hudson you’ll finally meet!
Building a house is a tall order, so without further ado we’re going to show you how to get a house in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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How to start the Mattison’s Independence quest in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
To start the Mattison’s Independence quest that you need to do to unlock your house, you need to head to Tarrey Town in Akkala Highlands. Tarrey Town is south east of Death Mountain and Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower. It’s also east of Mayachideg Shrine and South Akkala Stable.
We’ve marked its exact location on the map below and the coordinates for Tarrey Town are (3967, 1601, 0127).
When you get to Tarrey Town, go and speak to Hudson at (3937, 1590, 0129). He will reveal that he’s sad that his Gerudo daughter will soon be going to Gerudo Town as tradition and this conversation will start the Mattison’s Independence quest.
How to complete the Mattison’s Independence quest in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
After you finish your first conversation with Hudson, go and speak to him again just outside his house at (3944, 1598, 0128).
Once this conversation ends, head to the upper level of Hudson’s house to find his daughter Mattison at (3940, 1589, 0129).
Speak with Mattison then follow her into the middle of Tarrey Town. Don’t worry, if you lose her you can find her on the eastern edge of the fountain in the center of the town at (3927, 1617, 0127).
When you find her, speak to Mattison again and when she asks you what the Gerudo word for Granny is, select ‘Vaba!’ and you will have the correct answer. Once this conversation/lesson ends, Mattison will run off again.
Go and find Mattison on the western side of Tarrey Town facing the railcar at (3937, 1611, 0127.) She will then tell you that she can’t use the railcar without paying since the new operator, Hagie, arrived. So, it’s time you blocked his view!
There should be a plank of wood resting against the house opposite Hagie. If there isn’t, then you can find a few outside Hudson’s house too.
Grab the plank of wood with Ultrahand and rest it in front of Hagie so that it completely blocks his view. When you’re happy that Hagie can’t see in front of him, go back to Mattison. Speak to her and tell her that she can go now. If successful, Mattison will get on the railcar and ride it down to the construction site.
After Mattison leaves successfully, head down to the construction site to find Mattison and Hudson at (3756, 1620, 0089).
Speak to them again and you will learn that you now need to bring Hudson 10 Sundelions. We found our Sundelions in Sokkola Sky Archipelago and South Eldin Sky Archipelago, though you can find them on most of the Sky Islands.
The Hyrule Compendium also states you can find them on the ground in Hyrule Field and Eldin Canyon, but we found it easier to search the islands mentioned above.
Once you have enough Sundelions, go back and give them to Hudson. Watch the cutscene unfold, you will then have completed the Mattison’s Independence side quest and have gained 200 Rupees for doing so!
Rupees are not the only reward for finishing this quest, because you have now unlocked the ability to build your own house, though this is pricey.
How to build a house in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Once you’ve completed the Mattison’s Independence side quest, you can now begin to build your own home in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
To begin, you need to go and speak to Rhondson in her house at (3935, 1588, 0129) and select the ‘A Dream Home, Please!’ option when it appears.
The initial charge for a house is 1,500 Rupees, but we have a guide that shows you how to get Rupees quickly if you need extra help. For this amount, you get the plot of land your house is on and two basic rooms: a bedroom and a foyer.
When you’ve paid Rhondson the money, you’ll start the ‘Home on Arrange’ quest and you now need to go to your housing plot.
Your house will be to the south east of Tarrey Town. You can either fast travel to the Rasitakiwak Shrine which is right next to your home, or you can head out of Tarrey Town by the eastern exit and follow the path forward then right until you reach the quest marker.
Once you get to the empty plot, go and speak to Grantéson at (4170, 1380, 0208).
Then, after a bit of talking, your two basic rooms will appear. You can place the rooms anywhere you want to in the roped area using Ultrahand. If you want extra rooms, we recommend simply placing them inside the roped area for now.
You can move rooms and reorganise your house as many times as you want to for free, all it costs is a bit of your patience.
When you’re done placing your rooms, speak to Grantéson again and select the ‘I’m Done’ for them to inspect the building. As long as all of your buildings are within the roped area, your home will pass and you will be able to into your house.
However, this is just the beginning as you can now add extra rooms to your dream Hyrule home!
How to add extra rooms to your home in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
To add extra rooms to your house in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom you need to speak to Grantéson who basically lives outside of your house in his little stall/hut.
When you speak to Grantéson, select the ‘I’ll Start Building’ and then select ‘I Need More Rooms’.
At this point, you will be presented with three different options:
- Buy/Preview Rooms
- Use a Stored Room
- I Want To Sell
For now, select the ‘Buy/Preview Rooms’ option to get access to new rooms for your house. We’ll go into detail about the other two options listed above in a bit.
You can buy a room from the list straight away, or you can ask to preview it. If you preview it, Grantéson will place it outside the borders of the plot for you to inspect. If you like it, speak to him again to buy it. However, remember that you can only use 15 rooms on your plot at one time – so choose wisely if you don’t want to potentially waste Rupees.
Here’s a list of all of the rooms you can buy, what each one does, and how much they all cost:
|What It Does
|A triangle shaped room that has three open walls that other rooms can be attached to.
|Furnished Angled Room
|Angled Room but with decorations and a rug.
|Simple square room with four open walls that other rooms can be attached to.
|Furnished Square Room
|A Square Room but with decorations and a rug.
|Weapon Stand Room
|A room with three display slots for melee weapons.
|Bow Stand Room
|A room with three display slots for bows.
|Shield Stand Room
|A room with three display slots for shields.
|A room with an empty picture frame in it. Show a photo to Grantéson and he will create a matching painting for the frame.
|A room with a bed where Link can sleep to pass time or restore hearts.
|A room with a cooking pot where Link can cook elixirs, meals, or pass time.
|A room that contains a Goddess Statue.
|Exterior room that can house one of your registered horses.
|An entrance room and front door for your home.
|A small square room with a table.
|Stairs for the interior of your house.
|Stairs for the exterior of your house.
|An ‘L’ shaped pond for outside, may contain a live fish.
|A bed of flowers that can go anywhere on your home, roof included.
Once you buy a room, Grantéson will place it outside the border of your property for you to use.
I Want To Sell Option
This option when speaking to Grantéson will let you sell items from your inventory to him, which is exactly the same as selling to any of the vendors dotted around Hyrule. This is an easy way of getting extra Rupees quickly if you need them to buy your desired room.
How to store rooms for your house in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Now if, like us, you buy too many rooms out of sheer curiousity then you can always store them. To store any excess rooms you have, or rooms that you don’t want but may want for future renovations, then place them all the way outside the rope markers like on the image below:
Then, speak to Grantéson and say that you’re finished building. If your rooms are clearly placed outside of the rope markers, then Grantéson will automatically put them in storage for you.
When you want to use a stored room, talk to Grantéson and say ‘I need more rooms’ then select the ‘Use stored rooms’ option when it appears to select any of your rooms in storage.
Tips for building a house in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Building a house can be a bit confusing, especially if you don’t want to listen to Grantéson’s building tips when talking to him. Don’t worry, we’ve got a few tips that can help you build a house in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Pay Attention To Netted Walls
When you buy a room and it’s sitting waiting to be used, you may notice that one or several of the walls have a net draped over them.
This net is telling you where the open wall/walls are for that room and these open walls are where you can attach two rooms together to make a larger one. If you connect a room to a wall that hasn’t got a net over it, you will end up facing a blank solid wall.
If you want to have an open-plan feeling that connects your indoor space with nature then by all means leave the netted wall facing the outside.
We strongly advise getting one square room too, furnished or unfurnished, as this gives you four blank walls to attach rooms to.
From the list earlier in this guide, you can see that there are several rooms that have proper functions as opposed to being simply decorative. Due to the price of each room, we recommend spending your Rupees on any of the utility rooms first – such as the Bedroom, Kitchen, Weapon Stand ect.
Having rooms that have specific uses will be handy, we’ve only had our house for a day and have already filled it with weapons, shields, and bows that we want to keep for the later stages of the game.
One thing worth remembering is that you cannot display the Master Sword in the weapon stand room.
If you don’t want to take up a lot of space on your plot of land, but you do want a way to attach three rooms together to make a house then a Triangle Room is your solution.
Granted, it can be fiddly to fit the three rooms to a Triangle Room at first, but doing so can create a unique house shape or extension to your home without taking up too much space.
Ran out of space? Go Up!
The roped area you can build your house in is quite small compared to the size of the rooms, but you can always build upwards if you run out of space on the ground.
We spent some time experimenting and so far, we’ve found that you can have seven floors to your home if you can get the rooms to balance and stack properly. We ran out of Rupees before we could add an eight floor, so we are as of yet unsure if there is a limit on how many you can have.
Add Your Horse Last
We found this out the hard way, but we recommend adding your horse to your paddock once you’re totally happy with your house layout and the placement of each room. If you have a horse in your paddock and you begin to reorganise your house, the horse will be taken back to the stable association and you will need to talk to Grantéson again to get the horse back into the paddock.
It’s not the end of the world, but having to get your horse back each time you remodel can be a bit time consuming.
That’s it for building a house in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom! If you need a change of pace after all that hard work, then it’s time to treat yourself to finding the Phantom Armor, However, if it’s materials you want, check out our guides on Bomb Flowers, Ancient Blades, and Sticky Frogs.