The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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City Shacks
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Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:28pm
Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:58am
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City Shacks

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City Shacks adds a small player “shack” to each of the major cities. These residences are intended to bridge the gap between a single night’s stay in an inn and becoming a thane and purchasing a house. Every shack is different and offers slightly different amenities. Each shack blends into its city’s architecture and provides safe storage. This mod does not intend to take the place of the vanilla houses. The shacks are well appointed but small and therefore not the best place for your spouse.

Are you a dark elf and feel like a hypocrite buying a mansion in Windhelm? Now you can live in the Grey Quarter! Do you feel like a traitor when, as a Stormcloak, you plan to burn Whiterun to the ground? Don’t buy Breezehome!

You can find the key to each shack in a nearby lock box. If you enjoy roleplaying, then pay rent into the lockbox (not required).

City Shack Locations:
Markarth – inside the Warrens
Riften – behind Boli’s house (turn left upon entering the city, look behind iron gate)
Solitude – across from Erikur’s cellar door (in wall to the right as you approach the Blue Palace)
Whiterun – immediately to the right upon entering the city (across from the forge)
Windhelm – in the Grey Quarter across from the gate to the docks (you'll have a flat-mate but he is a merchant!)

Please leave your comments and suggestions to help me better this mod.

Don’t forget to use the RATE and FAVORITE buttons if you like City Shacks!

Featured on Skyrim G.E.M.S.[]

**Please note that this mod has not be tested with Open Cities or any other large city altering mods.**

* Version 1.1 - Added small plank bridge to aid in pathing in Whiterun

* Version 1.0 - Release
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raev1n Mar 29 @ 6:30pm 
DarkLustre, I tried your suggestion, but Jaxonz Positioner couldn't move Dawn of Skyrim's clutter. I may have to find an alternative "apartment" for Riften.
DarkLustre Mar 13 @ 10:14pm 
Raev, you can get Jaxonz Positioner and move the boxes, in game, to get at the key.
Ticklefeather  [author] Mar 13 @ 1:51am 
You can use the consol commands to open the door. I haven't used the creation kit in quite a while now so looking up the code for the key will take time. I'm glad you like the mod though. :D
raev1n Mar 6 @ 5:57pm 
I've tried this mod and favorited it, but it isn't compatible with Dawn of Skyrim (which I also use). Specifically, the key to the shack in Riften is blocked by or replaced with assorted boxes. Is there an alternative way to get the key? Maybe a console code?
DarkLustre Jan 9 @ 9:05pm 
Also if this isn't on Nexus, you might consider putting it on there.
DarkLustre Jan 9 @ 8:20pm 
Could you consider making it mandatory to pay, but make the key stealable for those who don't want to? It totally destroys immersion to have to 'pretend' you are paying a lock box. I really want the feeling of poverty, which is why this mod is so exciting! You might be able to make it scalable so a person could choose to pay $500, $1000, or even $5000 for each one, in the MCM. The main thing is having to purchase it from an NPC.

I think that would really help with the immersion. This mod would be so useful for poverty buffs that don't want to live in large homes!
Ticklefeather  [author] Dec 24, 2016 @ 3:44am 
@ Gorveth Yes, there's a chance! City Shacks would be a good first mod for the special edition for me.
Gorveth Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:22pm 
Any chance of seeing this ported to Skyrim special edition? I love the windhelm shack and I've always used it as my main house for my Dark elves. Special edition feels lacking without it.
skyrim_rox Sep 22, 2016 @ 4:36pm 
These are so kewl! I love these little get aways in te cities.
Ticklefeather  [author] Aug 12, 2016 @ 12:40pm 
I need to look at the new Holds mod that you mentioned. I haven't played Skyrim in a while so it will feel almost like a new game!

I like the taxes idea.