The maximum number of permanent occupants in a Heathfire house


Lets say you have a fully furnished house for Hearthfire. What is the maximum number of Occupants that stay there permanently, and what I mean by that is NPC's who stay there regardless if your there or not (also ones that are not following you).

From what I can tell you can have two total:

  1. Whatever Housecarl they appoint to you (IE Valdimir/Gregory/Raayya)
  2. Your Steward (whomever you appoint)

So ideally they will stay there and guard the place, when they are not ordered to follow you.

Is there any others? Like what about a pet (like one of the huskies you can get as a follower)

Best Answer

These are all the characters you can have in your house

  • The housecarl
  • The steward (somebody other than the housecarl)
  • Your spouse
  • The bard, hired via steward
  • The cart driver, sort of (he hangs outside your house in his cart all day)
  • Up to 2 adopted children
  • Up to 2 children's pets, which can be dogs or some other creatures: mudcrabs, skeevers, etc.

You can also have a human and an animal follower wait there, but they will run away soon after and you will have to adventure alone.