'Breath Of The Wild' Hylian Homeowner Sidequest: Tips To Buy The House In Hateno Village

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Thinking of becoming a Hylian Homeowner in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ? Here’s some strategies to complete the sidequest more quickly, and details about what you’ll get for your hard-earned rupees.

If you haven’t done so already, head to Hateno Village to trigger the quest. You’ll find several NPCs hard at work on your future abode south of Firly Pond. Speak to Bolson, who will offer to sell you the house for 3,000 rupees and 30 bundles of wood. (Any other Earthbound fans out there immediately assume this was a cruel joke to steal your money?)

Bear in mind, buying the house is just the first of many expensive purchases -- just like in real life! You’ll need to get an additional 1,400 rupees to decorate your house and complete the quest. So that’s 4,400 rupees and 30 bundles of wood, all in.

Are there any perks to buying the house, or is it a waste of money? That’s for you to decide, but here’s what you get from buying (and upgrading) the house.

Rewards for buying the house in Hateno Village

  • You can use the house to store extra weapons and armor. Essentially, it becomes a warehouse for Link. This is probably the biggest selling point of the house, other than bragging rights.
  • Link can sleep in his own bed for free at any time, restoring a full health bar.

Still want to buy that house? Here’s some ideas for stockpiling rupees and wood quickly.

How to get rupees fast

The best way we’ve found is to acquire and sell gemstones. If you’re strong enough, defeating some of the Talus mini-bosses should yield some gemstones. You can also find gemstones by destroying ore deposits.

How to get bundles of wood fast 

You need to knock down trees with a bomb or axe. We recommend bombs, so you don’t use up any good weapons. There’s a few good locations to collect bundles of wood. There’s piles of logs outside the Rito Stable, and loads of trees in the valley leading to Zora’s domain as well as the area surrounding the old man’s hut on the Great Plateau.

Once you make the initial payment to Bolson (3,000 rupees and the wood), you’ll have to talk to him multiple times to construct numerous weapon mounts, shield mounts, a bed, lighting and exterior decorations. After all the renovations are finished, you’ll be done with the quest.

Did you complete the Hylian Homeowner sidequest? Find any other perks to buying the house that we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments below.

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