Houses are the centerpiece of your daily life in the world of Black Desert.
Not only do they serve several functions, but they are also a place to express your sense of style.
A house is considered an individual space separate from the common game areas, and it is possible for each Adventurer to each own all available houses in the world. If you have the silver and contribution points, you can have hundreds of houses. However, keep in mind that the number of houses available for residential purposes is limited.
Houses are mainly used for life skill production activities, but you can also use them for different purposes. The interior of residences can be decorated with wallpapers and furniture, and they can be a place where you can play with your pets, and spend time socializing with fellow Adventurers, friends, and guild members.
You can also rest in your residence, repair your equipment, or read books.
Buying and Selling Houses
Open the World Map screen (hotkey: M) and click on a town to view the houses available for purchase.
You can identify the houses you can buy easily because they are colored in blue.
Once you buy a house, adjacent houses become available for purchase, and the list of houses available for purchase becomes larger.
In simpler terms, if you want to buy a gray house instead of a blue one, you must buy adjacent houses first.
You need to spend contribution points to purchase a house. The larger and more functional the house is, the more contribution points will be needed.
Therefore, you may want to check the strategic value of a house before you decide to buy it.
You can sell acquired houses at any time to retrieve the contribution points you invested, but you won’t receive the time and silver invested in improving the house and changing its functions.
➤ For more information on contribution points, please visit the [Contribution] page.
Usages (House Functions)
Each house has a few functions (usages) that can be set up.
You must assign a usage when you purchase a house. If you don’t select one, the house will automatically be assigned as storage.
Although you can change its usage at any time, it costs time and silver to do so, and you cannot use the house while it is being changed.
A house can be largely set as a personal residence, lodging for workers, town storage, a refinery, a workshop, a workbench or a textile mill.
You can place production equipment such as tools used for alchemy and cooking, as well as various kinds of furniture, inside of your residences. You can initially set up to 5 houses as residences. This can later be expanded.
If you change the usage of a house from a residence to something else, any furniture that was in it will be automatically transferred to the town storage.
– My Residence List
Click on the Residence icon in the top left of the screen to view the list of residences you currently own. You can initially own up to 5 residences, regardless of territory.
Open your Residence List and click on the Location button to see the travel route to the residence selected.
Your hired workers dwell in the lodgings you possess in a given town.
You can hire your first worker in any town without any acquired lodging, but you will need them if you want to hire more workers for each town.
You can send a worker to a production node to gather various materials, or to a workshop to craft various items for you.
The items your workers have gathered or crafted will be stored at the town storage. When crafting or doing any other activity in a house, workers will use the ingredients stored in the storage of the town they’re from.
If you set a house as storage, it increases the number of storage slots you can use in a town storage. If you upgrade the storage house level, the slot numbers will increase accordingly.
➤ Please check the [Storage] page to learn more about town storages.
With a refinery, you can craft black stone powder, a common material used as a base ingredient for most items you can craft at a workshop. Given the appropriate materials, you can also order workers to craft black stones as well.
You can send a worker to a workshop to craft an item. If you upgrade the level of the workshop, you can craft better items of a higher quality.
Some of the items you can create for each type of workshop are listed below.
Other than the ones below, there are more kinds of workshops available depending on the specific town.
Sharp-edge weapons such as long swords and axes.
Defense gear such as helmets, gloves, shoes, etc.
Bows and shields made of wood.
Weapons such as Amulet, Ornamental Knot, Talismans, etc.
All kinds of gathering tools.
Cannons and cannonballs for Siege War.
Furniture you can place in residences.
All kinds of accessories.
Horse Gear Workshop
All kinds of horse equipment (gear).
◈ Workshop for Materials
With a workshop for materials, you can process gathered materials into trade goods or crafting materials.
Depending on the materials used, there are different specialized factories that can process different types of products such as fish, mushrooms, crops, wood, and ores.
◈ Shipyard & Wagon Workshop
Here you can craft a wagon or a ship.
Once you succeed in crafting it, you obtain a registration emblem which you can exchange for a wagon or a ship through an NPC at a wharf or stable.
◈ Horse Ranch
Horse ranches are only available in major cities and towns. A horse ranch will increase the number of mount slots at a stable. This is where you can check in mounts.
At a residence, you can place not only functional furniture such as alchemy tools and cooking utensils, but also other various decorative furniture to customize your house.
Some furniture types have special effects. A bed restores your energy when you rest in it. Bookshelves allow you to read and gain knowledge, and some handmade furniture pieces have bonus effects that you can interact with to receive buffs, while some others are just for decorating purposes.
The objects that you can put in your residence are classified by how you place them, and there are six types.
◈ Floor Decor
There are many objects you can install on the ground.
A bed, a sofa, a table, a desk, a chair, a bookcase, all kinds of tools, and so on. This category encompasses most types of objects.
You can change the visual appearance of the floors of your residence.
Like wallpapers, it cannot be restored when removed/replaced, and is only available as a one-time use.
Selling your residence, or changing its function, will also permanently destroy the flooring.
◈ Wall Decor
A curtain, paintings, seasonal decorations, and even hunting trophies, can be decorated on walls.
Wallpapers cover and decorate all parts of your residence’s walls. Like flooring items, wallpapers are one-time use items, and cannot be restored if deleted or replaced.
If you want to change to another wallpaper, delete the existing one and then install a new one. Alternatively, you can just overlay the new one on the existing one.
Selling your residence, or changing its function, will also permanently destroy the flooring.
◈ On the Table / Floor
You can place small objects on top of other, bigger objects installed on the floor.
Various dishes, flowerpots, candle stands, and so on.
◈ Ceiling Decor
Certain objects, such as chandeliers, can be installed on the ceiling of a residence.
First, enter a residence you purchased by pressing R on the door.
After entering it, click on the Place Mode button at the top of the screen.
On the right part of the Place Mode screen, select the furniture you want to install, then move the mouse to the place where you want to install the furniture.
Press the [ or ] keys on the keyboard (depending on the keyboard type you possess) to rotate the furniture left or right. You can also make sure to have objects placed in the specific direction you want by changing their placement rotation angle to stick to 45 degrees.
On the right side of the Place Mode screen, there are not only the furniture items owned by you, but also the furniture pieces you can buy from the Pearl Shop. You can select the furniture you want and place it in advance, before having to purchase it.
If you found the right place to install it, press the Space key or double-click with your mouse to complete the installation.
If you install furniture that you don’t own but have to pay for, a BUY icon will appear and the item will be listed on the Cart section to the right.
If you want to purchase it, check the price and click on Purchase All to complete purchasing your furniture.
Press the Esc key to exit Place Mode and you can see the furniture you’ve installed.
You may have finished installing the furniture, but what if you want to change the wallpaper and the flooring?
Let’s install wallpapers and floors in your house.
Select a wallpaper in place mode, and drag it to the wall to see the covered result in advance. Press Space to complete the installation.
If your house is a two-story house, even if you select one wallpaper, it will be applied to both the 1st floor and 2nd floor, so you don’t need to buy two of them.
However, remember that wallpapers and flooring items are one-time use only. So make sure you’ve selected the wallpaper or flooring you really want before installing them, since the purchase can’t be undone.
If you install all kinds of furniture and place small objects, you can earn interior points, if you are ranked between 1st place to 15th place in points, other Adventurers can take a look around your house.
Move to a house that you want to look inside, and press the F5 key to visit it. After that, click the Enter button to have a look around the house.
If you are ranked 1st place in a town, you can make use of the local investment banks, if available.
How to Acquire Furniture
As there are many types of furniture, there are various ways to obtain it.
Generally, you can purchase furniture through a variety of NPC vendors in towns, and you can also craft it yourself at specific workshops in every town. There is also furniture in the Pearl Shop.
However, the higher-end furniture requires high amity with certain NPCs, so they’re harder to get.
Other than that, you can obtain furniture from the following methods:
◈ Furniture Dealer NPCs
You can easily find a Furniture Dealer NPC in any major town.
Depending on the kind of furniture, there are art dealers, carpet dealers, candlestick vendors and so on.
If you want to buy cheap but decent furniture, most of the time the NPC will require you to spend amity you’ve earned with them.
◈ Furniture Workshops
Purchase a house and set it as a furniture workshop. Then send a worker to craft furniture yourself.
Hand-crafted furniture of this type can offer you several buffs.
You can fish small objects in the water that can be used as decoration in your residences, with a low chance.
You may steal furniture from some NPCs, albeit with a slim chance of success.
◈ Monster Item Drops
As you defeat monsters, you may obtain furniture from certain monsters at a very low chance. Most of the furniture obtained this way is of an unusual, unique shape, and offers buffs to aid you in combat.
◈ Quest Rewards
Some NPCs will give you furniture items as a reward for completing quests they offer.
◈ Hunting Trophies
Similar to obtaining them from monsters, several animals you can hunt will drop you with trophies you can decorate your residence with. The more rare ones can be crafted with materials obtained from hunting.
◈ Pearl Shop
You can buy several unique furniture sets in the Pearl Shop. Before doing this, make sure they cannot be obtained in the game, as certain towns may allow you to craft the same items yourself!
* The content of the game guide may differ from the actual game content, depending on the update and content changes.