Abodes

updated July 16th, 2018

From camps to mansions and from castles to caravans, there's some modder out there who made something you'll like to live in! You don't have to download all of these, we're just trying to give you guys some options since the vanilla houses are pretty bland and lack variety.
During the Golden Age of /tesg/, there was a man named Basil. Basil was one of the greatest things to ever happen to us. He was a modder, a magic man, and an all around good guy; which is sort of rare for us. He was the one who first started the whole adventure thing and story telling in the threads, which inspired a lot of people to come and contribute. He liked waifus and he liked lore, this was one of the origins of "Waifus and Lore living in harmony". The last we heard of him was around Spring of 2012. He said he was going to combine all of his caravan mods into one big mod package, but never heard from him ever again and the caravan pack was never released. We don't know what happend to him, but we miss him. Here are some of his caravan mods. They are all stationary camps with a lot of imagination put into them. We hope you enjoy them.

Basil's Caravan Homes

Falkreath Hold

Haafingar Hold

Hjaalmarch Hold

Elisdriel - Bosmer treehouse

Elisdriel - Bosmer treehouse

A nice and cozy treehouse with a Bosmer theme around it.

Halamshiral - Mage Tower

Halamshiral - Mage Tower

A perfect home for the perfect mage.

Hilltop House

Hilltop House

Hilltop house is a small abode that's on top of a hill. It's secluded and very spooky. This is recommended for Dark Brootherhood like characters because of all the blood and skeletons you'll find in here. Vampires would work as well!

Marsh Light Home

Marsh Light Home

This player home is located in the marshes between Solitude and Morthal. It includes a hidden armory/treasure room and a portal system. The portal system is a set of five 'Traveller's Shrines' spread across Skyrim. They are ONE WAY ONLY portals. This gives you a balanced shortcut to get home when your full of loot but it can't be abused. To gain entry you must loot the Traveller's body at the Roadside Ruins in Falkreath. He has the key and the 'Traveller's Stone' which unlocks the portals.

Myrheim - Tiny Swamp House

Myrheim - Tiny Swamp House

A small witch-y shack near Movarth's lair. Perfect for humble or quite alchemists and mages.

Swamp Home

Swamp Home

On the outskirts of Hjaalmarch lies a small hut, seemingly abandoned. And yet, every night, its lights shine through the thickest fog. Will you be brave enough to take a closer look?

The Pale Hold

Heljarchen Farm

Heljarchen Farm

Heljarchen Farm is a player-owned farm that allows you to rebuild a once-abandoned property into a functional farming business. Restoring the farm to its former glory will reward the player with income every 5 days and the ability to harvest crops grown on the farm fields. The farm can even be upgraded further with the construction of a small meadery and guardhouse, allowing you to earn gold from a meadery operation, with guards protecting your goods against thieves.

Hermit Mountain Cottage

Hermit Mountain Cottage

This is a small, cozy cottage built on the snowy mountains of Skyrim.

The Northern Star Retreat - Revisited

The Northern Star Retreat - Revisited

A Home placed in the Northland, a rich house suitable for any Dragonborn who prefer to get away from the hassles and the bustle of the city and spend a moment of peacefulness, immersed in the silence of the typical charming landscape of the Pale's coasts.

Pale Marsh Manor

Pale Marsh Manor

Pale Marsh Manor is a player home located in the Pale. The entrance is just East of Dawnstar, along the coast. Hidden away for time unknown, an entrance has recently opened to allow access to a curious marshy valley among the mountains. Red water bubbles out from springs in the marsh, causing unusual changes to the local flora. What better place to make a quiet living?

Warrior's Cabin

Warrior's Cabin

This mod adds an isolated stormcloak player home in The Pale near Korvanjund.

The Reach Hold

Bluthanch - Tiny Dwemer home

Bluthanch - Tiny Dwemer home

A tiny abandoned Dwemer themed home perfectly fit for a scientist or magician.

Shurrashi's Den - Voodoo styled Player Home

Shurrashi's Den - Voodoo styled Player Home

Voodoo themed player home located in the Reach.

The Rift Hold

Aemers Refuge

Aemers Refuge

A Dwemer fortress with portals, shrines, and all the room in the world for crafting and for your loot! The exterior of the home is very open and solemn while the interior is packed but roomy! The place might feel small, but each room takes you to an even larger section of the home with plenty of space! Some parts of this home remind me of Dwarven ruins from World of Warcraft.

Azura's Dawn

Azura's Dawn

Azura's Dawn is a luxurious mansion situated beautifully on the Treva River, halfway between Riften and Ivarstead. The Mansion is done to be just a lovely environment to relax in, but has all the needed infrastructure; like lots of beds for followers, crafting chambers for crafting, enchanting and so on, a treasury and even two specific children's rooms.

Blackfall Estate - A Home for Thieves

Blackfall Estate - A Home for Thieves

Darkfall Estate is a seemingly ordinary medium sized house outside Riften. However down it’s hidden basement lies everything a thief or person of ill repute needs.

The Corwells Retreat

The Corwells Retreat

A rather large and robust log cabin near Riften.

Dragon Falls Manor

Dragon Falls Manor

Dragon Falls Manor is a player house with an amazing view, surrounded by many waterfalls. It's practically one of the oldest house mods out there, but it still looks fantastic.

Forgotten Windmill

Forgotten Windmill

This house consists of a windmill located in an isolated area that provides an amazing view of much of Skyrim. It has been forgotten by time and civilization for decades, waiting patiently for a new owner to claim it as his/her own.

Holmwood

Holmwood

This home is made for the secluded vampire hunter. It's a cozy log cabin that has a custom armory in it. The author says that this house is meant to be a lone warrior's place. Just a man and his faithful dog. No frills, no friends, CERTAINLY NO children.

Huntsman's Hut

Huntsman's Hut

This mod adds a tiny wooden cabin near Heartwood Mill in the Rift, suitable for a ranger character who lives alone in the woods. It's furnished in a simple style but is cluttered enough to feel cozy and homey.

The Lone Gypsy

The Lone Gypsy

An outdoor boat which serves as a small home. Very rustic and comfy!

Nightingale Hall Restored - Karliah as a Follower

Nightingale Hall Restored - Karliah as a Follower

Upgrades Nightingale Hall into a more liveable and functional space, and allows Karliah to become a follower. Adds a portal to the Twilight Sepulcher, ability to level up Nightingale gear, and other features.

Mielikki - House for witches and druids

Mielikki - House for witches and druids

Mod adds a witch's hut next to Lost Prospect Mine. Suitable for druids, nature lovers, wannabe spriggans and other dwellers in touch with the Aetherius.

Raven's Rest

Raven's Rest

Raven's Rest is a very beautiful and unique player home. There's plenty to look at and explore, you won't get bored with this house mod.

Rift Raft

Rift Raft

It's play on words name should say it all! It's a little boat on the Riften docks with the simplistic of designs. It's got a few barrels and chest for storage, a chair, and a bed. Not recommend for people who have lots followers. This is more of the lonely fisherman type of player home.

Tanners Ridge Treehouse

Tanners Ridge Treehouse

The treehouse is located in Riften. It is a modest dwelling, but contains everything a player house should. It is truly in one of the most gorgeous parts of Skyrim, and the house looks amazing just before dusk.

Thief's Hideout Ultimate

Thief's Hideout Ultimate

Adds a small little den in the Riften Ratway for the rich and successful thief. This is the THIRD remake for this mod.

Thief player home in Riften Canal

Thief player home in Riften Canal

Mod adds a small apartment (copy of Elgrim's Elixirs) into to Riften Canals. It has a pretty nice wardrobe selection as well.

Tinker's Nook

Tinker's Nook

This mod adds a tiny, and very comfy, player home in the lower canal decks of Riften, next to Romlyn Dreth's house.

Wind Path

Wind Path

This mod is that add player house "WindPath" to near Ivarstead. It's another small house with a lot of containers and even a tiny pool!

Winterhold

Thur's Retreat

Thur's Retreat

Small interactive player home located near Winterhold. Has a custom axe, adjustable lighting, furniture and more. Key is on the table infront of the house.

Vellamo - Mage home in Winterhold

Vellamo - Mage home in Winterhold

A very unique mage themed home smack dab in the middle of Winterhold. The perfect place to live near the college without having to share a dorm!

Winterhold Shelter

Winterhold Shelter

This is mainly a follower mod, packaged with a small player house mod and a dungeon mod.

Whiterun Hold

Beginners Shack

Beginners Shack

Probably the smallest house mod ever. It's really just a dog house you can sleep in that has a door.

Breezerock Lodge

Breezerock Lodge

A simple nordic house in the west of Whiterun.

Cliffside Cottage

Cliffside Cottage

Cliffside Cottage is a medium sized, multiple-adoption friendly exterior home located east of Whiterun.

Dragonia

Dragonia

Dragonia is a large estate offered to those destined to be Dragonborn. Located within the foothills of the Throat of the World, it has served those few so gifted through the centuries. Now the Divines have blessed you with the powers of Dragonborn, and this home is bequeathed to you if you choose to accept it.

Eli's Shack

Eli's Shack

Small house mod located right across from Honningbrew Meadery.

Elysium Estate

Elysium Estate

Elysium Estate was originally created as an alternative to using Breezehome. It is located near Whiterun and is based on the Breezehome design. It is a medium-sized home that was decorated to please the eye. This mod also includes support for all of the DLCs, adding new items to the house. The plot of land you get is actually really big too, you won't be disappointed with all the decor around the exterior of the house.

Feykro

Feykro

Adds a mushroom house to the far east of Whiterun. You'll have to do a quest to get the key to the house.

Gwynbleidd - Herbalists Hut

Gwynbleidd - Herbalists Hut

This adds a Herbalist's Hut to Skyrim for all your herbal-like needs.

Leaf Rest

Leaf Rest

Leaf Rest is a small home located in Riverwood. Even though it's small, it's packed with tons of items and enough room for you and your companions. The house fits perfectly in Riverwood while being unique from the rest of the town's hut-I mean "houses".

Legend of the Eagles Nest

Legend of the Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest is a lore friendly fortress, with passion for detail. It is located on the summit of a mountain between Riverwood and Whiterun. The fortress is rather small, but the design offers everything you need. During a short quest you have to rebuild/upgrade the fortress (also includes a special forge and alchemy burner) and also hire a steward and a guard (you can also equip them after the quest).

Little Bridge Den

Little Bridge Den

Classic little bridge den is a cozy little nook under the front gate bridge in Whiterun. There's an enchanter, a few chairs, and a bed in it.

Onboro House

Onboro House

An older version of Round Window Cabin, but different enough to be just as comfy.

Praan Hofkiin- Ancient Nord Home

Praan Hofkiin- Ancient Nord Home

Praan Hofkiin is a modest home aimed at those who like to roleplay. While it does not offer all the fancy furniture and crafting stations most houses offer, this mod does give you a cozy place for you to lay your head down and stash your mountains of loot.

The Rabbit Hole Cave Hideout

The Rabbit Hole Cave Hideout

The Rabbit Hole Cave Hideout is a VERY small little cave with almost nothing in it. Nothing fancy and nothing complex.

Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge is a very large and customizable player home. It has all the crafting tables, plenty of storage space, and even extra rooms and beds for your followers. It also comes with a working sauna which makes this lodge more of a vacation spot where you can kick back and relax.

Round Window Cabin

Round Window Cabin

Very simple, cozy home, with a nice view of Whiterun.

Skooma Den

Skooma Den

Ever wanted to pretend you were a skooma dealer? Now you can with this house mod! This skooma den is built in the sewers of Whiterun and is very fitting for vile skooma dealers and bad guy people.

Sleeping Tree Sanctuary

Sleeping Tree Sanctuary

This home includes a neat quest to discover it, Automatic Item Storage for your convenient storing needs, and an airship transport that takes you to all the major cities and more. The house is more like a string of portals that lead you to different dwemer themed hideouts.

Tiny Calm Garden

Tiny Calm Garden

Small and comfy home near the farms on Whiterun.

Tiny Shack

Tiny Shack

Tiny tiny shack near Whiterun. Not for the more claustrophobic adventurers.

Voice Master House

Voice Master House

This mod adds a player-owned house, the "Voice Master House", near High Hrothgar.To get the key to the house, you must brave a small dungeon with a scaled encounter. It's a very Nordic themed house with all sorts of Windhelm pieces used in it.

Whiterun Mansion

Whiterun Mansion

A beautiful looking mansion outside the walls of Whiterun. This home is very big and includes everything you need to live. The two differences about this mod compared to other homes is that there is a vendor you can use to buy alchemy supplies and a portal that leads you right into Whiterun itself!

Whiterun Underground Lair

Whiterun Underground Lair

Adds a little underground lair to Whiterun. Think of it as the ratway except nicer looking.

Tamriel

Abandoned Temple

Abandoned Temple

A recently abandoned temple with a complex dwemer machine lies in the Nibenay Basin (Cyrodiil) and it's ready to be claimed. The house has everything you need: bookshelves, bathhouse, cooking stand, oven, storage, dragon claws, elder scrolls and masks display, alchemy table, black books placers.

Airship - Dev Aveza

Airship - Dev Aveza

Unlike The Asteria, this airship can actually be piloted by someone and go fly all across Skyrim. Not only can you take it anywhere, the ships interior is really well made and can house several people. This is probably one of the most unique player homes so far.

The Asteria

The Asteria

The Asteria is a floating airship that has everything you need! It's got crafting tables, a kitchen, bedrooms, and even a shower! Even though the home is stationary, it's still very impressive to look at it from the ground. Think of this ships as the Thousand Sunny from One Piece, only this one is flying and has a bunch of dwemer parts all over it.

Belko's House

Belko's House

A small comfy house that has everything you need.

Field Lab 2

Field Lab 2

A hovering field lab, built in the typical architectural style of the Telvanni. It features a platform for an unimpaired panoramic view and can be summoned at any place in the world, provided there is enough space for it. It can be accessed by ascending to it (included floating feature) or via the map marker. You're not a true Dunmer if you haven't used this mod yet.

Fyr Manor

Fyr Manor

Your house from Sotha Sil Expanded, now in Skyrim! Built as a home-away-from-home for the great Telvanni lord Divayth Fyr, Fyr Manor has sat for centuries in the Clockwork City, changing hands almost as often as it loses its modules! But now, with the Nerevarine off in Akavir and Lord Fyr having fun in some pocket realm, the Manor desires a new caretaker, and what better caretaker than the Dragonborn?

Gypsy Eyes Caravan

Gypsy Eyes Caravan

This home is a mobile caravan mod that has two different mods, mobile and unlocked. Mobile allows you you to move your caravan and even attach your own horse to it. Unlocked allows you go inside the caravan and place objects and crafting tables outside of the caravan since the caravan coach is very small.

Haven Bag

Haven Bag

Adds a Haven Bag inspired by Ruel Stroud's bag from Wakfu to your inventory. Haven bags are magical bags. They are of normal size on the outside but inside can variate to infinite. It is even possible to live in.When you enter the game for the first time with the mod installed, you will receive the Haven Bag directly in your Armor inventory.To enter the bag, you will have to equip it. Un-equip to go back outside.

Inkwell Home

Inkwell Home

The Inkwell Home is placed in your inventory when the mod is first loaded. Entry is done simply by using the Inkwell Home as a potion or via a configurable hotkey (default "H"). If placed in another container or dropped, it will be returned to the player's inventory. If the room is too dark please look for the light switch.

Khune - Redguard House

Khune - Redguard House

Khune is a unique player home with a Redguard/Alik'r theme to it. Almost makes you want to wish that the next TES game is gonna take place in Hammerfell right?

Raven Nest

Raven Nest

Raven Nest is a simple home in Solstheim. This is one of the first house mods in Solstheim and deserves its recognition for it. It still has that Dunmer feel that all the Solstheim houses have, but it has its own decoratiosn and aesthetics that make it look better than what Dunmer usually live in.

Reverent Grotto - Player Home

Reverent Grotto - Player Home

A small church/chapel type building located in its own small world so there no incompatibilities. You'll exit the return portal into the same place you originally cast a portal to enter. Portal disappears behind you once you exit the grotto.

Silverfish Grotto

Silverfish Grotto

This mod adds a new player home in Skyrim. It's buyable, decorable and with also RPG elements included. This means that you'll actually have to clean up your house and fix things around it so you can decorate it and make it look nice and cozy!

Staff of Shalidor

Staff of Shalidor

LIVE INSIDE A STAFF!

Tirashan - Necromancer Home

Tirashan - Necromancer Home

A dark necromancer/witch oriented home inside a pocket dimension.

Twin Chimneys Cabin

Twin Chimneys Cabin

A small comfy player home in its own worldspace.

Eastmarch Hold

Harborside - Solitude Bridge Home

Harborside - Solitude Bridge Home

A uniquely modeled, no load doors home overlooking the Solitude harbor.

Hassildor

Hassildor

This mod is for those sinister Dragonborns who like the vampire life but don't want to share their belongings with other members of the court. Hassildor is an abandoned old manor, which belonged to a high ranking member of Harkon's court. He helped orchestrate the shenanigans with Serana and Valerica, and Harkon had him.. removed.. for it.

The Lucky Skeever of Solitude

The Lucky Skeever of Solitude

A small and comfy den near the entrance of Solitude.

Moonwatch Manor Returns

Moonwatch Manor Returns

Mod adds a small apartment under the Solitude City Arch (next to hall of the dead) Just walk on in.

The Moors

The Moors

A very fancy dwemer/steampunk inspired player mansion. For the lavish and the intelligent.

The Rookery - Bard and thief loft in Solitude

The Rookery - Bard and thief loft in Solitude

A small bard / spy / thief house in Solitude battlements. Heavily inspired by Dragon Age bards.

Solitude - The Tower of the Wolf

Solitude - The Tower of the Wolf

Of the fortifications still standing in Solitude, one of the most recognizable upon first seeing the city gates is a tall tower, called the Tower of the Wolf. Works with JKs and Dawn of Solitude!

Alchemists Hidden Valley

Alchemists Hidden Valley

This mod add a little world and house that player can use own house. Its location is south of Falkreath City. As the name states, there's a lot of alchemy tools and supplies within the home.

Anoriths Shack

Anoriths Shack

This a pretty small and boring cabin, but it's one of the BEST places to take screenshots in. The view is gorgeous and the abandoned feel of the shack makes the atmosphere calm and lonely but in a good way.

Fungus Retreat

Fungus Retreat

Adds a cozy as hell mushroom house in the forest near Falkreath. Great for mages and alchemists who want to stay in touch with nature.

Ivy Crest

Ivy Crest

Ivy Crest is a small, simple and cosy player home located in the in the Falkreath Hold. It includes all the bare essentials for surviving the harsh and unforgiving climate of Skyrim. Tons of custom storage, clutter and textures give this house a feeling like no other. The home is located just up the stone path from Half-Moon Mill.

Little Tiny Living

Little Tiny Living

Like the name says, it's a little tiny living space near Falkreath.

Mona Alta

Mona Alta

A mid sized player home in the mountains of Lake Illinalta.

Old Oak Den

Old Oak Den

NOT to be confused with the Old Oak Tree mod. The Old Oak Den is a subterranean player home with all the crafting/cooking/alchemy facilities etc. It's mostly designed for just The Dovahkiin and perhaps their spouse but there are a few beds peppered about the place for followers.

Raven Castle

Raven Castle

An enormous vampire themed castle that has a large interior to match its equally large exterior.

Tiny Little Living

Tiny Little Living

A cute and cozy home perfect for and alchemist!

Winter Cove

Winter Cove

Small to medium sized player home located near Southfringe Sanctum on the Cyrodiil border.

Aevon-Tor Reloaded

Aevon-Tor Reloaded

An amazing Witcher styled house mod located in Eastmarch.

Belleteyn - Snowy Cabin

Belleteyn - Snowy Cabin

This adds a snowy cabin right outside of Windhelm, near the river with easy access to the city gates and docks.

Coldwater Cabin

Coldwater Cabin

This is a small cabin in the mountains not far from Windhelm. It's a very simple place, plenty of storage and all the crafting stations are present. It's suitable for the player and one follower. The cabin is visible and able to be traveled to immediately and it's ready to move in. It's perfect for someone who likes to live simply or someone who's just starting out.

Darkwater Den

Darkwater Den

Mod adds an Argonian themed house above Darkwater Crossing. It's small and swampy, and it really makes you wonder how a place like this is in Skyrim.

Fimbulvetr Retreat

Fimbulvetr Retreat

A small and cozy home with everything you need, and more.

Gwent Hearth

Gwent Hearth

This mod adds a small home from Witcher 2 along the creek in Eastmarch Hold next to Darkshade. It's named after the card game in The Witcher.

Honeyfrost Retreat

Honeyfrost Retreat

Comfy small house inside the river bend near Cradlecrush Rock, on the road from Whiterun to Windhelm. Great lighting and atmosphere, and is ideal for a drunk or brewer like character.

Pinegrove Lodge

Pinegrove Lodge

Shiny new family house near Lost Knife Hideout. Sort of modest.

Routa - Stormcloak and Warrior cabin

Routa - Stormcloak and Warrior cabin

Stormcloaky cabin next to the Windhelm stables. Meant for a warrior character. Built for my Stormcloak commander and "true Dragonborn of the North" type of char. No mapmarker since you can just travel to Windhelm Stables. Two versions available: Stormcloak and non-Stormcloak

Vetrheim - apartment in the Gray Quarter

Vetrheim - apartment in the Gray Quarter

Vetrheim, a medium sized apartment in the Gray Quarter in Windhelm, next to Sadri's Used Wares.

Viking Longhouse

Viking Longhouse

This mod adds a nordic themed player home to Skyrim, located next to the Hlaalu Farm near Windhelm.

White River House

White River House

A small house in Morrowind style. House is located near the Anga's Mill (On the west way to Windhelm). Look for map marker when you start game.

Yggdrasil Cottage

Yggdrasil Cottage

A unique looking log home right near a river. It's near the Valthume waterfalls in the Eastmarch region.