Starfield houses & property explained: How to get a home

Aryan Singh
Starfield Dream Home in a Peaceful MoonBethesda

Bethesda RPGs are known for allowing players to own their own houses and properties, and Starfield is no exception to the rule. Here’s all you need to know about how to become a house owner in Starfield.


Being a fully-fledged RPG from the creators of Elder Scrolls and Fallout, Starfield brings over many of the elements associated with those titles. Bethesda’s space epic features a robust character creator, romanceable characters, and even the infamous Adoring Fan.

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Another feature players can take advantage of is the ability to own houses and properties, giving them a place to relax, save their game, and customize their character or the property itself.

Here’s everything to know about houses and properties in Starfield, but keep in mind that there are main story spoilers ahead.

Starfield houses & properties explained

Houses in Starfield serve as a safe haven for players. A number of them are located inside major settlements, allowing gamers to live out the fantasy of residing in a space colony. As for functionality, players can sleep inside their houses and also store their valuable items.

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Starfield outpostBethesda
Players can customize their houses and properties.

Similar to houses in other Bethesda titles like Fallout 4, players can decorate their houses and place almost any type of furniture or cosmetic item on various surfaces like desks, shelves, and more. The only way to decorate your house is by using the in-house editor that you can find near the front door of your house.

How to get a house in Starfield

To get a house in Starfield, you’ll need to buy it using in-game currency, but you can also receive it as a quest reward. Another requirement to own a house is to become a UC Citizen, or you could just go with the Dream Home trait that’ll give you a nice house with all the bells and whistles right from the beginning of the game.

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How many houses are there in Starfield?

There are eight houses available in Starfield, with more available when you complete specific quests. You can find these houses in locations like New Atlantis, Akila City, Nesoi, Neon, and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about all eight houses you can get in Starfield:

  • The Wells Apartment in New Atlantis – 30,000 Credits.
  • The Sky Suite in Neon – 235,000 Credits.c
  • Sleepcrate in Neon – 6,500 Credits.
  • New Atlantis Penthouse – Reward for completing the United Colonies Faction Storyline.
  • Dream Home in Nesoi – 125,000 Credits.
  • Core Manor in Akila City – 78,000 Credits.
  • Stretch Apartment in Akila City – 45,000 Credits.
  • Parents’ House in New Atlantis – Choose Kid Stuff trait and follow the main questline.
Neon city in StarfieldBethesda
You can own property in major settlements including Neon.

It’s important to mention the significance of ships as they act as the player’s home away from home. Being a game about space exploration, players spend hours racking up the miles in these giant vessels. As such, Bethesda has leaned into Ship customization as a feature.

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Gamers can modify their ship’s colors and even change the interiors through some preset modules. These modules can distinctly alter the look and feel of the ship. They will also play a role in enhancing the ship’s utility and functionality.

That’s everything you need to know about houses and properties in Starfield.

For more on the game, check out our other guides:

Starfield: How to fix stuttering & low FPS issues on PC| All Starfield console commands: All cheat codes  | Does Starfield have New Game Plus? | Is Starfield on Steam Deck? | Will Starfield have DLC & story expansions? | Starfield Outposts explained: How to build bases

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About The Author

Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in EA Sports FC and single-player titles. He gathered experience in various fields of journalism before joining CharlieIntel in August 2023. When he isn't busy with another playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas, Aryan can be found stressing over football. You can contact him at [email protected].