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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), the Aztecs, and the Indians. The British, Chinese, Incas, Haudenosaunee, Japanese, and Swedes have their own counterparts to Houses (Manors, Villages, Kancha Houses, Longhouses, Shrines, and Torps, respectively). The Lakota do not build Houses, as they start with maximum population.

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

Technologies[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

The Asian Dynasties[edit | edit source]

  • Indian Houses cost 80 wood.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Indian Houses cost 70 wood.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Europeans[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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