[Top 15] Skyrim Best Mods For Homes

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Admit it, you have always wanted to live in Skyrim. There’s no shame in that by the way, pretty much anyone I have ever spoken to that has played the game wanted to become a Skyrim adventurer in a heartbeat.


In order to scratch the itch of wanting to spend a life in the beautiful and untamed land of Skyrim, you will need a great player home. However, if you are tired of the ones from the vanilla game, this list ranks all the best player home mods for your next playthrough!


15. The Haven Bag

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/21454


This is a mod straight out of Harry Potter. The Haven Bag is a mod that is pretty great for people who are outdoorsy and prefer to spend most of their time just exploring and want easy sleep wherever they are, as well as for people who prefer to journey alone.


This mod essentially adds a small bag in your inventory and upon clicking on it and using it, transports you to the tiny home on the inside, complete with a bed, many chests and different tables and other basic amenities. It's a fairly simple and cozy home mod and is perfect to be used on the go at any time.


Why this mod is great:

  • Very convenient player home
  • Player can rest on the go, whenever
  • Very cozy
  • Feels very safe


14. Winter Cove

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4171


Now this is one of my favorite mods on the list. Sometimes, you don’t need these high fantasy forts and castles to make your home in. Sometimes, a quiet little cottage can mean so much more for your playthrough and is even more immersive and lore friendly.


This mod basically adds a small winter cottage on the Cyrodiil border which is deceptively spacious, with enough room for you and 3 followers. It has all the amenities of home and has a cozy atmosphere that isn’t typically found in most mods. 


Why this mod is great:

  • A cozy and peaceful cottage
  • Very immersive and lore friendly
  • Surprisingly more spacious than it looks, fitting you and 3 followers
  • Comfortable atmosphere


13. JK’s Riverfall Cottage

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/34542


Riverwood is my favorite village/town in the entire game. When we first walked into it after the tutorial at Helgen, it greeted us with a warmth of safety and companionship that was much needed after the horrors we went through after the dragon attack.


This town always gave me Lord of the Rings vibes for some reason which made me love it even more, so imagine my sadness when I realized you can’t have a house there. JK’s Riverfall Cottage finally adds a great player home next to Riverwood, though it’s far from a cottage! It’s a huge mansion which has everything the bigger houses in Skyrim offer, as well as fish granaries and an alchemy tower!


Why this mod is great:

  • Finally gives a home that is in Riverwood
  • Massive area that contains many different things and amenities
  • Really immersive


12. Wind Path SSE

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/15192


Another small and cozy house mod, this player home is perfect for those people that don’t want anything massive and showy, just a quiet and nice little comfortable player home.


Located close to Ivarstead, this cottage is nestled in the trees and offers a great many things that will be enjoyed by players who prefer a quieter and easygoing life. That is, of course, until the dragons come and burn down this rustic paradise of yours.


Why this mod is great:

  • Quaint and cozy cottage located in the woods
  • Beautiful area and home
  • Perfect for quiet and safe playthroughs


11. Winterstone Castle SSE

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/2760


This mod is the exact opposite of the previous 2 mods that we have covered, in the sense it is perfect for players who want a massive home that is worthy of the legend of the Dragonborn. This dark castle has everything and more, and can mostly aptly be compared to Castle Volkihar, minus all the vampires.


This is an absolutely massive player home and is worth an eye-watering 40,000 septims. If you are the kind of player that likes a more noble and aristocratic character to play as, then this mod will help you do this perfectly.


Why this mod is great:

  • Makes the Dragonborn feel like a true lord
  • Gives the player a massive castle and a large amount of area
  • Very expensive but totally worth it


10. The Scarlett - A Buildable Ship (SE)

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/2434


Tired of having a house with solid foundations and that’s stationary all the time? If so, you’re weird. But still, you’ll love this buildable ship mod that also doubles as a great player home. This mod adds a Hearthfire style building system to your home, which will initially need you to complete 2 small quests.


This great mod also adds an economy system in the game through which you can enjoy a steady stream of passive income, as well as the house doubling as a player home and as a way to fast travel to Winterhold, Solitude, Solstheim and Windhelm.


Why this mod is great:

  • Gives the player a whole ship for their own 
  • Can be used to gain passive income on the side
  • Can fast travel to any docks in the continent of Skyrim


9. Oldhollow Chalet

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/43129


I honestly don’t even need to write anything for this player home mod, but seeing as I have a quota, I will. IT’S BAG-END! With this mod, you get the joy of living in the ancestral home of the Baggins family from LOTR, a small but extremely comfortable home that contains everything that makes a house a home.


There’s not much space in this home as only the player themselves can really fit in it, but the exquisite decorations and nicknacks really give it the look of classic Bag End that is right up the alley of any fan of Tolkien's books.


Why this mod is great:

  • It’s Bag-End, enough said
  • One of the coziest homes you can find


8. Frostspire Tower

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/44154


Frostspire Tower is a great mod that adds a massive new player home that really fits the setting of the game and is extremely immersive. It looks like the many towers that are already dispersed throughout the game, but on the inside are renovated and modern amenities that are done brilliantly.


From giant tables and hearths to an entire bath house, this lavish tower has it all. And, the mod comes with 40 new and unique spells that you can learn in the mage area, as well as thralls that are located around the property that can be assigned a whole host of activities from mining ores to gathering ingredients.


Why this mod is great:

  • Massive, lore friendly player home
  • Adds thralls that take care of the home
  • Adds 40 new and unique spells


7. Springwood Estate - Player Home

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/40467


Springwood Estate is easily one of the most beautiful player home mods that you can get in the entire game. This mansion is located in Solitude and contains an absolutely gorgeous outside courtyard, containing biophilic pieces of design and furniture to perfectly complement a warm summer day.


Inside the house is also amazing, containing amazing furniture, a beautifully realized kitchen and very spacious and well designed areas that really make this one of the most special player home mods around.


Why this mod is great:

  • Beautiful and massive player home
  • Really good for the summers 
  • Amazing decor and furniture that compliments the area perfectly


6. Ebongrove - Recall and Teleport SE

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/17355


This is a mod that adds a brand new player home between the Eldergleam Sanctuary and the Dwemer ruins of Mzulft in the Eastmarch hold. This is a very interesting mod that is located inside of a cave in the area and is adorned with Dwemer and Dunmer decor.


Dunmer characters will feel right at home in this place because it really shows the influence of Dunmer folk. It also includes all the crafting stations, 8 beds and even an indoor fishing pond, easily making it one of the most unique player home mods around.


Why this mod is great:

  • Perfect for Dunmer characters
  • Very immersive


5. The Asteria

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/13641


Speaking of unique player home mods on this list, we now arrive at Asteria, which may well be the most unique player home mod. This beast is a floating Dwemer airship that flies around the map, also doubling as a player home with an ambience and look that you won’t find anywhere else.


Though the home itself is not very big, it offers the basic amenities that one may need in a home. It’s not at all lore friendly, but what it does have is the unique ability to fly over all of Skyrim, so you can literally just sit down and enjoy the sights from a great height.


Why this mod is great:

  • Most unique player home mod
  • You get a really cool airship
  • Views are beautiful as you can see all of Skyrim from an aerial view
  • Contains all the basic amenities a home needs


4. The Riften Garret

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/42254/


Now this is a very different but completely lore friendly home mod. We all know that Riften is a fairly crowded city but one that is not  very rich, so it makes sense for there to be apartments for people to stay in, especially those who are part of a continent-wide guild of thieves.


The Riften Garret is called the perfect home for the bachelor adventurer as it is a small apartment that can only fit one person. It is perfect for those who are starting out in their playthrough and want full immersion with a small but comfortable spacefor them to live in.


Why this mod is great:

  • Very small but immersive because of it
  • A small cozy place to live
  • Best for those who prefer solitary playthroughs


3. LC Citadel

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/27059


You thought Winterstone was a mod that let you live well? Behold LC Citadel, a DLC sized mod that doesn’t only give you a citadel to live in, but an entire town to go along with it. It also comes with full lore and quests and a progression system before you can unlock it.


The progression system is essential to this mod as players will not get access to it immediately, instead having to do things that will slowly make the castle and town. Once everything is done, the player can then live like a true king.


Why this mod is great:

  • Really immersive
  • Makes the player feel like a king
  • Huge castle all your own
  • Adds a unique town with unique NPC’s
  • The town contains different craftsmen and people that can help you out


2. White River Priory - SE Port

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/75803/


This is a simpler player home mod that is fairly big in size. It is a great choice for those players who are doing more of a faith centered playthrough as it is also a priory that can be used as a home.


This is a very atmospheric mod and is one of the only home mods that you can get that have a very spiritual atmosphere around it. Also, it is located between Riverwood and Whiterun, making it very easy to get to very early in the game.


Why this mod is great:

  • Very unique atmosphere
  • Very good for faith centered playthroughs
  • A lot of area


1. Elysium Estate

Download Link: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/4119/


This is one of the most classic and one of the most loved player home mods.It is located outside of Whiterun, close to the Western Watchtower and is a big home that is unlocked after a small quest and is one that is geared towards those players that focus mostly on family living and immersion into the world.


Including everything from multiple baths, trophy rooms, kitchens, multiple bedrooms etc, this is one of the biggest go to Skyrim mods that pretty much everyone loves and is a must have for any player of the game!


Why this mod is great:

  • Huge mansion
  • A ton of area for family and followers
  • Very immersive

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