The house may provide storage, a place to bind to upon death, and utilize laborers
Not everyone builds their house on their personal island, though. For a more group-minded individual, you may also want to house yourself on your guild’s island. If your guild has an island, it will also be accessible through the island merchant. The benefits of this are that multiple people can help you build, and share access to, your home. Communal living at its finest.
For those guilds that have staked a claim in the open world and own a guild territory, it is also possible for you to build houses here. These are often chosen for their storage capabilities but have to contend with the more space-efficient Guild Hall.
For those interested in the real estate market, one can also build their house on a personally owned plot in a player city. But beware, these plots go up for auction each month, and must be defended from others!
Benefits of Owning a House
So, now that you know how and where to build it, why should you build a house? The first reason is clear: it’s great to have something beautiful that you’ve worked to build. Nothing feels better than looking at your beautiful Tier 8 House that you spent time and energy working on and personalizing.
But what in-game benefits does it give?
The first major benefit is storage space. You can place chests of the same or lower tier of your house in your house. This gives you more space than is offered in your bank. It also gives you the ability to use different chests to sort materials and items. Many guilds use player houses and guild halls for such a purpose.
Second, if a player sets a house as their home, they can teleport to their house on death. In this way, your house functions as a “home base” in Albion. Get home quickly by stashing your items and killing off your character.
Finally, player houses can be used to make some extra income on the side through laborers, which can be placed inside houses. Laborers give Journals. As the player goes out into the world and accomplishes tasks associated with this kind of laborer, the journal will fill up. When it is full, the player can bring the book back to the laborer. The laborer will then go out themselves and accomplish similar things, and come back baring resources or silver, depending on the kind of laborer.
As you upgrade your house, you unlock the ability to place a higher level furniture and upgrade to higher tier laborers. You cannot have any furniture of any tier above the tier of your house. For instance, a Tier 5 house can only have up to Tier 5 furniture placed inside it. Additionally, as you upgrade your house you unlock more space in which to place furniture and laborers. To upgrade a house, go to the administration menu of the house, and click “upgrade”.
Once you click upgrade, each tier needs stone and wood of the same tier of the house to upgrade. It will also need an amount of Rough Logs and Rough Stone. For instance, a T4 house needs 120 Rough Logs, 12 Rough Stone and 180 Travertine Blocks.
Additional Types of Buildings
|Lumbermill||Alchemist's Lab||Hunter's Lodge||Guild Hall|
|Repair Station||Butcher||Mage's Tower||House|