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Skyrim Hearthfire is the second official expansion (DLC) for the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. (The first official expansion was Dawnguard)

Hearthfire was released by Bethesda on September 4, 2012, exclusively for the Xbox 360 (for $5/400 Microsoft points), and is scheduled to be released for the PC and PS3 at a later date.

New Features[edit]

Player Housing

Adoption System

Personal Steward

Personal Bard[1]

How to build a house in Hearthfire[edit]

Purchase land by obtaining a Deed[2]. Locations include The Pale, Falkreath, and Hjaalmarch.

Design house using Drafting Table and Carpenter's Workbench

Gather Building Materials

Build Rooms

Furnish/Decorate rooms

Build garden/exterior

How to adopt a child in Hearthfire[edit]

You will receive a courier letter from Constance Michel asking you to come to the Honorhall Orphanage in Riften to adopt a child.

You need a house with a child's bed and small dresser so that your kid can move in.[3] It can be a new house you build, or an improvement to an existing house in one of your cities, such as Breezehome in Whiterun

Not all children can be adopted. See here for a complete list of adoptable kids: List of Adoptable Children in Skyrim Hearthfire

Talk to Orphan and offer to adopt him/her.

Once adopted, the children can bring pets into the house. See: Skyrim Hearthfire: Pets

See also[edit]

The Beginner's Guide to Homesteading


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How to start the Hearthfire DLC for Skyrim


  1. Skyrim Hearthfire Guide
  2. How to buy a plot of land in Skyrim Hearthfire
  3. Skyrim Hearthfire Adoption Guide