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This article is about the 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 a civilian building in Age of Empires III. It provides ten population, making it one of the most essential buildings there are. Unlike previous games, Houses have a build limit of twenty.

Houses are specifically available to European civilizations (except the British), the Aztecs, and the Indians. The British, Chinese, Iroquois, and Japanese have their own counterparts of Houses (Manors, Villages, Longhouses, and Shrines). Houses are not available to the Sioux as they have maximum population from the start.

Indian Houses are 20% cheaper (costing 80 wood instead of 100), making them the cheapest building that supports population.

Technologies Edit

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
Ages colonial
Coatlicue Worship Coatlicue Worship 500 coin Ships 1 Macehualtin for every minute the game has passed, up to 30 minutes Flag aztec large normal Aztecs

Further statistics Edit

As the House can only be built by European civilizations except the British, the Aztecs, and the Indians, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4, European civilizations only)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Penalties Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Home City Cards Edit

As the House is unique to European civilizations (except the British), the Aztecs, and the Indians, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affect them are shown in the following tables.

Trivia Edit

  • There are four additional architectural variations of the House which corresponds to the compass rose: House (West), House (Medium), and House (East).
  • Indian Houses were originally supposed to be able to heal friendly units similar to British Manors 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 Edit

Europeans Edit

"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.
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Aztecs Edit

"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.
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Gallery Edit

See also Edit

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