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Inca House that supports 16 population and produces food.
—In-game description

The Kancha House is an economic building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and replaces the House. It supports more population than Houses, has a large LOS, and trickles 0.6 food every second, but costs more and has a lower build limit.


The Kancha House, apart from its ability to generate food, can also act as a Wall due to its large size. It takes a lot of foundation space, and thus must be built closely to prepare a defensive wall to block enemy units attempting to raid or attack the base. The Kancha House has a built limit of 12 and provides 16 population; hence, they can only support a maximum population of 192. The player has to use Town Centers or Kallankas to reach 200 population.

The food trickle can be further increased upon sending the "Chicha Brewing" Home City Card, which grants +0.3 food every second.


Age Technology Cost Effect
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Queen's Festival.png Queen's Festival 180 food,
180 wood,
180 coin
Ships 4 Villagers

Further statistics[]

As Kancha Houses are unique to the Incas, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following tables:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting (+4)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[]

As Kancha Houses are unique to the Incas, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:


Defintive Edition[]

  • Originally, Kancha Houses take 20 seconds to build. With update 3552, Kancha Houses take 15 seconds to build.
  • Originally, Kancha Houses trickle 0.5 food/second, and Chincha Brewing increases the trickle to 1.0 food/second. With update 9476, Kancha Houses trickle 0.6 food/second, and Chincha Brewing increases the trickle to 0.9 food/second.
  • Kancha Houses cost 135 wood, provide 12 population, have a build limit of 13, and have 1,500 hit points.

The African Royals[]

  • With update 47581, Kancha Houses cost 180 wood, provide 16 population, have a build limit of 12, and have 2,000 hit points.


Along with Kallanka architecture, Kancha architecture was widely used throughout the Inca Empire. Kanchas were groups of primarily residential, rectangular spaces generally comprising a single room, one story high, and a shared patio space. Each Kancha grouping was surrounded by an enclosure wall of stone. Some were gabled, some not, but all tended to cover their stone bases with thatched roofing, which was pitched to control the flow of rainwater. These complexes housed large numbers of people in easily defensible locations, and their organized nature lent themselves to convenient civil administration.