Best House and Tent Location | How to Move Your House | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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Are you unsure where you should put your tent in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)? If you are just starting out and need to know the best tent location for yourself and your neighbors, how to move, as well as tent designs and appearances, we've got you covered!

Best Tent Location

Nearby Resident Services is Most Efficient

Resident Services

If efficiency is a top priority to you, we recommend choosing a location nearby Resident Services.

You will need to visit this facility a lot to sell items or old furniture, as well as buy new equipment, so having this facility in a nearby spot where you can quickly go to get what you need will save you a lot of time in the long run.

What You Can Do at Resident Services and How to Upgrade

Nearby the Airport If You'll Play Online Often


If you are planning to play Animal Crossing a lot through the online mode, maybe consider picking a spot that is close to the airport.

On top of allowing you to quickly get to the airport after starting up the game, it will also allow you to quickly go home and organize your items after returning form a friend's island.

How to Unlock the Airport

You Relocate Later, So Feel Free to Go with Your Gut!

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In New Horizons, you can move your house to another location if you are unsatisfied with the placement. However, keep in mind that changing your home's location will cost 5,000 Nook Miles, so it's good to think about where you want to place your tent before setting it up.

How to Relocate Your Home

Best Tent Locations for Starter Villagers

Place Villagers Close to Each Other

Choosing Tent Location

In addition to your own tent, it's also possible to choose the placement of the other two starting villagers' tents.

In general, it's a good idea to place the two villagers' tents near each other. In general, you will want to talk to each villager once a day to check if they have anything new to say; it's convenient if they are near each other, so that you don't have to travel far to reach them.

List of Villagers

Not Too Close to Resident Services

However, it might be a good idea to avoid placing the other villagers' tents too close to Resident Services. This is simply because Resident Services cannot be moved, and it's convenient to place other facilities, such as the Museum and the Shop, nearby, so it's a good idea to save some space for those.

How to Unlock & Upgrade All Shops and Facilities

How to Choose Starter Villagers' Tent Locations

Talking About Tent

After placing your own tent, Tom Nook will tell you to help the other two starting residents place their tents. When you talk to them, you'll have the option to either let them place the tent where they are standing, or to choose their tent location for them.

Option Result
This looks good. The tent will be placed in the spot they are standing
I'll find you a spot! You receive the tent as an Item and can place it yourself
Maybe reconsider? Nothing happens and you'll have to talk to them again

How to Upgrade Your Tent Into a House

Pay Back Your Initial Loan

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To upgrade your tiny tent into a home, you'll need to pay off your initial loan. The only way to pay this loan is by spending 5,000 Nook Miles.

Tom Nook will tell you that you can substitute your 49,800 Bell bill with this 5,000 Nook Mile fee, but keep in mind that you cannot actually pay him back in Bells. Even if you have the required number of Bells, no option to pay the required fee in Bells instead of Miles will be available, so be sure to prioritize collecting Miles in the first part of the game.

How to Get Nook Miles Fast

How to Move Your House

1 Upgrade Resident Services.
2 Tell Tom Nook that you "want to relocate."
3 Obtain the Moving Kit.
4 Place the Moving Kit on your desired moving location.
5 Your house will be moved the next day!

1. Upgrade Resident Services

Resident Services Upgrade

You will not be able to move your house until Resident Services has been upgraded. If you haven't already upgraded Resident Services, click the button below to learn how!
Upgrade Resident Services

2. Tell Tom Nook that You Want to Relocate

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Talk to Tom Nook and select About my home... then select I want to relocate. This will cost you 30,000 Nook Miles.

3. Obtain the Moving Kit

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After telling Tom Nook that you want to relocate and paying 30,000 Nook Miles, you will receive the Moving Kit.

4. Place the Moving Kit on Your Desired Moving Location

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Like how you initially placed your tent, place the Moving Kit on your desired moving location.

5. Your House Will Be Moved the Next Day!

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Wait the next day and your house will be moved to your new location!

How to Move Facilities and Your Villagers' Houses

Ask for an Infrastructure Consultation

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Talk to Tom Nook at the upgraded resident services and select Let's talk about infrastructure. The moving procedure is the same as moving your house, except it will cost you 50,000 Nook Miles. So choose your new location carefully!

Tent Appearances and Designs

Player Tents are Yellow and Triangular

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Regardless of your game settings, all players will start with a yellow, triangular tent. Unfortunately, there is no way to change this option, so be sure to change to a much better-looking house right away!

Villager Tent Colors

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So far, other villagers have been confirmed to have both blue and orange tents.

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