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How to Move Your House Guide: Best House and Tent Location

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - Best House and Tent Location

The best locations for your tent and home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) depends on what you want to prioritize! Find the best house or tent locations for yourself and your neighbors as well as how you can move them to different areas with our guide below!

Best House and Tent Locations

Best Player Tent Locations

Near Resident Services

ACNH - Resident Services

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

You'll visit this facility a lot especially at the beginning to make progress, so having this facility somewhere nearby 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

Near the Airport

ACNH - Airport

If you're planning to play Animal Crossing online a lot, maybe you should consider picking a spot that's closer to the airport.

This allows you to quickly get to and fro to the airport from your home!

How to Unlock the Airport

Best Villager Tent Location

Close to Each Other Villagers

ACNH - Choosing Tent Location

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

It's a good idea to place the two villagers' tents near each other. Since you'll want to talk to each villager once a day to check if they have anything new to say.

It's a lot more convenient if they're near each other, so you won't have to travel too far to reach them.

List of Villagers

Away from Resident Services

It might also be a good idea to avoid placing the other villagers' tents too close to Resident Services.

Since Resident Services can't be moved, it will be more convenient to place other facilities, such as the Museum and the Able Sisters Shop, nearby instead.

How to Unlock & Upgrade All Shops and Facilities

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

ACNH - Resident Services Upgrade

You won't 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!

How to Upgrade Resident Services

2. Tell Tom Nook that You Want to Relocate

ACNH - I want to relocate my home

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

ACNH - Received Moving Kit to move house

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

ACNH - Choosing Moving Spot

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!

ACNH - Picked a House Moving Spot

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

How to Upgrade Your Tent Into a House

Pay Back Your Initial Loan

ACNH - Upgrade Tent to House - 98000 Bells Loan

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 can't 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 Facilities and Your Villagers' Houses

Ask for an Infrastructure Consultation

ACNH - Moving Houses

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'll cost you 50,000 Nook Miles. So choose your new location carefully!

Tent Appearances and Designs

Player Tents are Yellow and Triangular

ACNH - Player Tent Location

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

ACNH - Blue TentBlue ACNH - Orange TentOrange

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

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21 Rhubarb and custardabout 3 years

Ha I've already got a mansion!

20 Anonymousalmost 4 years

I wish we could ACTUALLY use Nook Miles instead of Bells. You got it wrong, apart from first loan paid off.

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