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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 (except the British and Swedes) civilizations, the Aztecs, Indians, United States, and Mexicans. The Africans, British, Chinese, Incas, Haudenosaunee, Japanese, and Swedes have their own counterparts to Houses (Huts, Manors, 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.

Indian Houses are 30% cheaper (costing 70 wood instead of 100).

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
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Coatlicue Worship.png 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 Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting (+4, European civilizations only)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Penalties Code Napoleon.png Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling.png Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the House
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings).png Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
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10
The Indians have "TEAM Improved Buildings" instead of "Improved Buildings".

Aztecs[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 4 (Old Ways).png Old Ways Big Button technologies cost -50%
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40

British[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 3 (Fast-building Houses).png TEAM Fast-building Houses House, Manor, Longhouse, Shrine, Village, Torp, Kancha House, and Hut build time -90%
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1

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team provincial administration.png 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
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1

Germans[]

Card Description Age HC level
German Home City 3 (Palatine Settlements).png Palatine Settlements Houses support +10 population +2 Uhlans
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25

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings.png TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
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10
Mughal architecture.png Mughal Architecture Buildings except wonders cost -20% wood and build time -50% +1 Villager
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40

Changelog[]

The Asian Dynasties[]

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 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[]

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[]

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