Finding the perfect layout of your island requires a lot of tinkering. Be it changing interior, infrastructure, and moving around houses as well as other buildings. However, the ability to do so isn’t unlocked from the start of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and must be unlocked first. With our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide, you’ll be able to learn how to move your house and buildings in your dream island.
How to Move House and Buildings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Similar to many other things in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the ability to move your house is also locked behind the Resident Services building. Therefore, try and upgrade your Resident Services building at the earliest. You can read all about it in our guide.
As a TL;DR, you’ll need to build a bridge, 3 houses, Nook’s Cranny, and invite people to your island. After these conditions are met, your Resident Services tent will automatically be upgraded in 24 hours. Once that’s done, speak to Tom Nook in Resident Services to get started with relocation.
However, before you start, keep in mind that relocating buildings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an expensive procedure. You’ll need loads of Bells to pull it off successfully.
With a sufficient amount of Bells in hand, speak to Tom Nook and select the building you wish to relocate. It’s important to note that you can move all the buildings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons except the Resident Services.
Relocation Costs and Duration
As mentioned earlier, the relocation of buildings in New Horizons will cost you a large sum of Bells. In the case of buildings and homes of other residents, it should cost you 50,000 Bells and will take 24 hours in-game time.
Aside from Bells, you’ll also be required to choose a new location for the building you wish to relocate. You can choose any place you want except slopes and places with running water. As for relocating your own house in the game, that’ll cost you a little less at only 30,000 Bells.
This is how you can move your house and buildings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For more help on the game, check our complete coverage of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.