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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the building in other games of the series, see House.

Supports 10 population.
—In-game description

The House is an economic building in Age of Empires III that provides ten population. Unlike in previous games, Houses have a build limit of twenty.

Houses are available to European civilizations (except the British and Swedes), as well as the Aztecs, Indians, and Federal American civilizations. The Africans, British, Chinese, Inca, Haudenosaunee, Japanese, and Swedes have their own counterparts to Houses (Huts, Manor Houses, Villages, Kancha Houses, Longhouses, Shrines, and Torps, respectively). The Lakota do not build Houses, as they start with maximum population, but they have Teepees that increase the hit points of friendly units around it and improves villager gathering rates.

Indian Houses are 20% cheaper (costing 80 wood instead of 100).

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
Age II tech tree aoe3
Coatlicue Worship Coatlicue Worship 500 coin Ships 1 Otontin Slinger for every minute the game has passed, up to 30 minutes
Aztecs

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points State Constitutions State Constitutions (+25%; United States only)
Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Line of Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Other Visit seven houses Visit of the Seven Houses (ships 1 Insurgente for every House built; Mexicans only)
Penalties Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost; John Black's Mercenaries only)
Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+25% cost; French only)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the House
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Purple Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times
Red Shipment that can be sent twice

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Mexico card Chipotle Tactics Chipotle Tactics Ships 500 food; receive food when an enemy or own building is destroyed equal to 20% ~ 40% of its total cost
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
  • "Improved Buildings" is available to the Aztecs, Europeans, and Mexicans.
  • "TEAM Improved Buildings" is available to the Inca, Indians, and Maltese (in the Industrial Age).
  • "Chipotle Tactics" is available to the Mexicans and the Spanish (upon revolting to Mexico).

Aztecs[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 4 (Old Ways) Old Ways Big Button technologies cost -50%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
40

British[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 3 (Fast-building Houses) TEAM House of Tudor House, Manor House, Longhouse, Village, Shrine, Torp, Kancha House, and Hut build time -90%
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team provincial administration TEAM Provincial Administration Houses, Longhouses, and Huts get +50% hit points; Manors, Villages, Shrines, Torps, and Kancha Houses get +33% hit points; all of them supports +10 population
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Europeans[]

Card Description Age
Finland Home City (Finnish Taiga) Finnish Taiga Houses/Torps and Blockhouses spawn 1 tree
Revolution
Finland Home City (Blackberries) Blackberries Existing Houses/Torps and Blockhouses spawn 1 Berry Bush
Revolution
  • "Finnish Taiga" and "Blackberries" are available to the Russians and the Swedes upon revolting to Finland.

Federal Americans[]

Card Description Age
Federal card the alamo The Alamo Ship 16 Minutemen; when destroyed by enemies, your buildings spawn a number of Minutemen equal to 1.5% of their cost rounded up
Imperial Age
  • "The Alamo" is available to the United States upon selecting the Texas Federal State and Mexicans upon revolting to Texas, and spawns 2 Minutemen when a House is destroyed.

Germans[]

Card Description Age HC level
German Home City 3 (Palatine Settlements) Palatine Settlements Houses support +20 population; +2 Uhlans
Age II tech tree aoe3
25

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Mughal architecture Mughal Architecture Buildings except wonders cost -20% wood and build time -30%; +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
40

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Federal card colegio de san nicolas Colegio de San Nicolás Ships 500 XP; units get +4 and buildings (except Walls) get +8 Line of Sight; sees what enemies can see for 20 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card talavera architecture Talavera Architecture Buildings get +30% hit points, build time -30%, and grant coin upon being built instead of XP
Imperial Age
Maya Home City (Jungle Villages) Jungle Villages Each House spawns several jungle trees
Revolution
Maya Home City (Maya Architecture) Maya Architecture All buildings except Forts get +30% hit points; buildings now give food as well as experience when built; grants Redoubts
Revolution
  • "Colegio de San Nicolás" is available upon selecting the Michoacán Federal State.
  • "Talavera Architecture" is available upon selecting the Puebla Federal State.
  • "Jungle Villages" and "Maya Architecture" are available upon revolting to the Maya.

United States[]

Card Description Age
US Home City 5 (British Immigrants) British Immigrants [Immigrant] Houses can train Settlers with +100% training time
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Federal card connecticut shipwrights Connecticut Shipwrights Artillery train time -25%, buildings' build time -35%, and warships' train time -50%
Imperial Age
  • "Connecticut Shipwrights" is available upon selecting the Connecticut Federal State.

Changelog[]

3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Indian Houses cost 70 wood and have 1,000 hit points.

Trivia[]

  • There are four additional architectural variations of the House which correspond to the compass rose: House West (British, Dutch, and French), House Mediterranean (Ottomans, Portuguese, and Spanish), and House East (Germans, Russians, and Swedes).
  • Indian Houses were originally supposed to be able to heal friendly units similar to British Manor Houses with the Florence Nightingale Home City Card, although this was never implemented. However, Indian Houses with this capability can be found in the Scenario Editor.

History[]

Europeans[]

Houses in the New World displayed varying styles, from the Cape-style houses of New England to the claim shanties in the West to the ranch houses in Texas and Mexico. Often the house style reflected the cultural heritage of the people who settled the land.

Of course, Native Americans also had a wide variety of housing, including the tipis of the Plains tribes and the wattle-and- daub houses of the Cherokee.

Aztecs[]

Houses in the New World displayed varying styles, from the Cape-style houses of New England to the claim shanties in the West to the ranch houses of Texas and Mexico. Often the house style reflected the cultural heritage of the people who settled the land.

For life in their relatively dry climate, the Aztec built their homes as simple structures made from adobe (a mixture of water and dirt), with a thatched roof.

Gallery[]

See also[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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