Houses are the centerpiece of your daily life in the Black Desert world.
While it serves various functions, houses can also show off your creativity and style.
A house is considered as an individual space separate from the common game areas, and it is possible for each Adventurer to each own all houses in the world. If you have the money, you could have hundreds of houses (however, the number of houses available for residential purposes are limited).
Houses are mainly used for production activities, however, you can use them for different purposes. Its interior can be decorated with wallpapers and furniture, and it can be a place where you can play with your pets. You can take a rest in your house, repair it yourself, or read books. You can also host your friends and guild members.
Buying and Selling Houses
Open the World Map 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 houses at any time to retrieve the contribution points you invested, but you won’t receive the time and silver invested on improving the house and changing its functions..
▲ The houses in blue are available for purchase immediately.
In order to buy a gray house, you must buy all adjacent houses first.
Setting up House Function (Usage)
Each house has a function (usage) 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 usage at any time, it costs time and money to do so, and you cannot use the house while it is being changed.
A house can be set as a Residence, Lodging, Storage, Refinery, Workshop, Forge, Factory, Mill and so on.
▲ It costs time and silver to change usage of a house, so decide carefully.
You can place production equipment such as tools used for Alchemy or Cooking as well as various kinds of furniture inside of your residence. You can set up to 5 houses as residences.
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 own up to 5 residences regardless of region.
Open your Residence List and click on the 'Location' button to see the travel route to the Residence selected.
Your workers dwell in the lodgings you possess
You can hire your first worker without lodgings, but you will need more lodgings if you want to hire more workers.
You can send a worker to a Production Site to gather various materials or a Workshop to craft various items.
The items your worker has gathered or crafted will be stored at the town storage. The worker will use the ingredients stored in the Storage as well.
If you set a house as Storage, it increases the slot numbers of the town storage. If you upgrade the storage level, the slot numbers will increase accordingly.
With a refinery, you can craft Black Stone powder that will be used as a base ingredient for all items you can craft at Workshop.
If you use a special materials, you can craft a black stone 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 items with higher grade.
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
Armor such as Helmet, armor, 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 gear
With a factory, you can process gathered materials into trade goods or crafting materials.
Depending on the materials used, the Factory can process different types of products such as fish, mushrooms, crops, wood, and minerals.
With a mill, you can craft a wagon or a ship.
Once you succeed in crafting, you can obtain a Registration Emblem which you can exchange for a wagon or a ship through an NPC.
Horse Ranches are only available in major cities and towns. A horse ranch will increase the slot numbers at the stable where you can check in mounts.
Your mount will roam freely in the ranch if you register it in the stable.
At a Residence, you can place not only functional furniture such as Alchemy Tools or Cooking Tools 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 a handmade furniture piece has bonus effects that you can interact with to receive buffs while some 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.
Objects installed on the ground
There are many objects you can install on the ground.
A bed, a sofa, a table, a desk, a chair, a bookcase, and all kinds of tools, and so on. The category encompasses the most types of objects.
Objects installed on walls
A curtain or a paintings and so on.
Small objects placed on a table
You can place small objects on the objects installed on ground.
Various dishes, flowerpots, and vases and so on.
Objects installed on ceilings
There are objects such as a chandeliers that you can install on the ceiling.
Wallpapers cover and decorate all parts of your residence’s walls A wallpaper can be used for only one time and cannot be restored if deleted.
If you want to change to another wallpaper, delete the existing one then install a new one.
Or you can just overlay the new one on the existing one.
You can change the floors of your residence.
Like wallpapers, it cannot be restored and only available for one-time use.
Let’s try decorating your house with furniture!
▲ First, enter the residence you purchased by pressing R.
▲ After entering it, click on [Place Mode] at the top of the screen.
▲ At the bottom of the Place Mode screen, select the furniture you want to install then drag the mouse to the place where you want to install the furniture.
- press “[“ or “]” key on the keyboard to rotate the furniture left or right.
At the bottom of the Place Mode screen, there are not only the furniture owned by you, but also the furniture you can buy from the Pearl Shop. You can select the furniture you want and place it in advance.
▲ If you found the right place to install, press [Space bar] 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 ‘My Cart’.
If you want to buy, check the price and click on [Buy All] to complete purchasing your furniture.
▲ Press [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 to your house.
▲ Select a wall paper at the [Place mode], and drag it to the wall to see the covered result in advance. Press [Space Bar] to complete the installation.
If your house is a two-story house, even if you select one wall paper, it will be applied to both the 1st floor and 2nd floor so you don’t need to buy two wallpapers.
However, wallpapers or flooring materials are one-time use only. So make sure you’ve selected the wallpaper or flooring you want before installing them since the purchase can’t be undone.
▲ Voila! Your house is complete!
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 interior for that house.
▲ Move to a house that you want to look inside, press (F5) to visit.
Click on [Enter] button to have a look around the house.
Did you know? If you are raked at 1st place, you can make use of the Investment Bank for that region?
Let your dream of owning a house come true in the world of Black Desert!
How to obtain furniture
There are various ways to obtain furniture.
Generally you can purchase furniture through a Merchant, but there are more furniture at the Pearl Shop.
However, the higher-end furniture requires higher Amity points so they’re harder to get.
Other than that, you can obtain furniture from the following methods:
Furniture Dealer NPC
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 higher Amity points.
Crafting at furniture workshop
Purchase a house and make set it as a furniture workshop. Then send a worker to craft furniture yourself.
‘Hand-crafted’ furniture is produced with various buffs.
You can fish small objects in the water by low chance.
You may steal furniture from some NPCs albeit with a slim chance of success.
As you hunt monsters, you may obtain furniture with a rare chance. Most of the furniture are of unusual shape.
Some NPCs give you furniture as a reward.
You can buy more variety of furniture that are high-end at the Pearl shop.
* The content of the game guide may differ from the actual game content, depending on the update and content changes.