The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Build Your Own Home
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Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:14am
Aug 6, 2012 @ 7:19am
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Build Your Own Home

Welcome to Build Your Own Home, the mod where you do just as the title suggests. This mod exploded to be the 3rd* most endorsed house mod on Nexus ( ). And now I can finally upload it here.

Yes thats right! YOU build the home! You construct the home however you like! The home is COMPLETELY modular! Add what you like and remove what you hate!

Want a small simple shack located by a beautiful river? You've got it!
Want a two story home with a bedroom, and a small farm outside? Build it!
Want a small fortress, complete with gardens, smithys, tannerys, and more? Go for it!

It is your home, build it how you choose!
Customize it!

Decorate your home to reflect YOU! You are a unique individual with a unique playstyle! Build your home to reflect it!

Choose from one of 4 "Themes" to decorate your home, these themes can be mixed and matched for "hybrid" designs. Are you a wizard studying the arcane? A hunter living outdoors? A theif living in seclusion? Mix them up at will! Your home reflects you!

Also available is a hidden lair that can reflect Werewolves or Vampires! Your choice!
Getting Started!

You build the home! Go gather the materials! Keep an axe handy and a pickaxe at your side, finally you have reason to go out there and collect stuff!

The home is situated just outside of the Abandoned Prison, at Lucky's Shack. Check the Images if you don't know what I'm talking about. Fast travel to the abandoned prison and you CANNOT miss the home, its right up river. If you've never been to the abandoned prison, its essentially right at the fork in the road between Riften, WIndhelm, and Whiterun. TRavel from Whiterun to Riften and after you pass the bandit tower you come to a winding cliff road, then a bridge. When you reach the bridge you have made it to the home.

Once there, be sure to pick up Lucky's Journal inside the (convenient!) shed, where you can also
store all of your building materials. In Lucky's journal it depicts his plans for the home, so you
know what materials to gather! To start the construction find the workbench with the deed on it, and use it! (Follow the images!)
Common Questions!
(Every possible question you may have is answered here, I am not going to be checking the comment section here often if at all, except maybe shortly after release to make sure the BSA works properly)

Q. I CTD entering the home!?

A. Some people have a conflict with Vanilla Mannequin Script Fix. Some Don't. Its weird. But there is a solution that seems to work for all:

1. Remove Vanilla Mannequin Script Fix.
2. Finish building your home
3. Enter the Home
4. Exit.
5. Reinstall The script fix.
6. Done!

Q. I CTD here or there, what!?

A. This mod is very clean, a LOT of other mods are not. You may have to route them out and try disabling some other mods you may have. I have made absolutely certain that I did not alter anything unintentional, this mod has 0 dirty edits and 0 UDRs. A LOT of other modders are a lot more.... reckless, and do not check for such things. Suffice to say, this mod is almost certainly not going to be the cause of your CTD, it can only stem from a conflict with some other dirtier mod. If you have a CTD, there is no clear way to solve it other than you taking the time to adjust your mod load order or check for conflicts. Sorry to say but thats just that.

Also, need I remind everyone who altered their uGrids settings... I TOLD YOU SO. Seriously, this game is extremely unstable with higher uGrids values. Why you even decided to tweak that value is beyond me. Dial it back, CTDs WILL be less frequent. Period.

Q. Mannequins wander?!

A. That is an issue with the vanilla game, there is a fix for it on the Nexus. "Vanilla Mannequin Script Fix" is the name.

Q. I have no option to build/add something!?!

A. The system is logic based, what you build is tracked in game. Some options, like the smithy and Allegiances require some things be built. This is awesome for 3 reasons

1. It prevents you from doing something dumb, like building a smithy that floats in the air because no ground has been built to support it.

2. Its sensible, making it more realistic

3. Allows the home to be modular, without breaking things.

Q. My book isn't complete?! Not everything is there?!?

A. Keep turning the pages, there is a blank page every so often to keep the book from looking like ♥♥♥♥. The last page is the Allegiance page.

Q. Where is the Hidden Lair?

A. In the Basement, the inactive bookshelf, there is a button behind a wooden pillar, right behind where the Mannequin on the right is. Check the video.

Q. Workbench will not wok?

A. Update Skyrim to 1.6

Q. There are bunnies in my home!?!

A. You wanted a pet right? Don't like them? Kill them D:

Q. It says I do not have enough materials, but they are in the barrel!

A. The barrel is only there for convenient storage, you need to have the materials on your person :p

Q. It says I do not have enough materials, but I do! Double checked!

A. For the fire place: You need Iron ORE, not ingots. For ANYTHING using "Deer Hide" You NEED to make sure your deer hide came from an elk! Its ELK deer hide!

Q. I can't feed on the sleeping guy?!

A. Punch him, I don't know why this happens but punching him always solves it for me, he willl ignore the gesture and continue on sleeping.

Q. Can my spouse live here?

A. Trying to get spouses to live in a modded home isn't really easy to do, and will ultimitely conflict with any other mod that tries to do the same. Its not practical to even try, instead use this mod: Spouses can live anywhere, Its better than the vanilla system. Get it.

Q. Why are there werewolf heads in my werewolf den?

A. Werewolves are openly hostile toward one another, and Hircine tells them to kill one another enough for it to make sense. Those poor werewolves weren't in your pack.

Q. Why is there no Warrior theme?

A. There is, read my Photoshop images and it should be clear that the Hunter theme is also meant as a Companion/Warrior theme, they get the most weapon racks and a full smithy, and use several companion assets as well. The "Themes" are guild influenced you see :p.

Q. I'm a Belua Vampire and shrines hurt me! Ouch!

Go away from any shrines

Type Set BeluaDisableShrineDamage to 1

travel through a few cells

Go back home :D

Q. My stump is purple >:O

A. That is an issue with the vanilla HD texture pack, not my problem :p

1. !!!You MUST Remove all items from any of the storage (mannequins + bookshelves!) BEFORE you remove your furniture to change to a different design! Don't ask why, JUST DO IT. I warned you here, and in game. Its no big deal really, you shouldn't be changing designs often if at all anyways.

2. Lucky's Magical Axe is only for those wanting to completely uninstall the mod and return Lucky to his former glory, if you use it it WILL break the construction process, but it allows you to uninstall the mod and keep lucky in the World.

Oaristys, many of the resources

badgremlin, for the jars!

Blary, the open books!

AmethystDeceiver, vampire coffin!

Harvey2112, storage!

B♥♥♥achenko, Shed design.
Popular Discussions View All (19)
Jul 20 @ 11:04am
Belongs in hearthfire dlc
May 15 @ 10:55pm
someone show me on the map where exactly is it?
Aug 21, 2015 @ 4:07am
Ive subscribed and i dont see it wtf
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Sericen 7 hours ago 
RustyMonday Oct 8 @ 1:26pm 
i found luckys bottom but when i look up the small hill behind the destroyed home theres nothing there. Pls Help
RustyMonday Oct 8 @ 1:20pm 
i Dont see the worckshop area where u get the plans
mica608 Sep 25 @ 3:18pm 
console - but where's the fun in that..... designed to be work in progress :)
JoziJaxx Sep 24 @ 12:35pm 
Hi are there cheats for the items it takes realllllllyyyyy long to get the items
mica608 Sep 22 @ 8:04am 
Use the workbench - and of course Lucky's Plans - chop lots of firewood, secure iron ingots, iron ore, steel ingots, Elk hides, horse hides, chicken eggs etc...
Axis Sep 21 @ 8:26pm 
i have the journal and the deed, but i dont know how to build? any help would be awesome, i dont even mind the toxicity i expect :P i know im nub but oh well. halp pl0x
PCMasterRace Sep 18 @ 12:04pm 
i broke it how do i fix it ?????
PCMasterRace Sep 18 @ 11:54am 
HELP I have pressed his axe and it removed everything and now i can't build the house it does not give me the option to start again i tryed resubscribing but didn't work HELP!!!!
Tiny LàzérrIV Puppy Sep 18 @ 8:32am 
Where is the journal?????