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# of Zones1
Respawn TimeNever (storage is safe)
Console Location Code(s)
The Rift
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs1
# of Arcane Enchanters1
# of Tanning Racks1
# of Cooking Pots/Spits1


Honeyside is a two-story house in the northwest corner of Riften.

Kitchen and Bedroom Area

This house, the second-least expensive home that can be obtained, becomes available for purchase during a quest for the Jarl of Riften. The quest can be started at the Fishery outside Riften; look for an Argonian woman, Wujeeta, working inside the Fishery. However, you need not contact her at the Fishery to start the quest since she can be contacted outside work hours to initiate the quest as well.

Note that the Jarl will not even mention selling the house until you have completed the associated quests Helping Hand, The Raid and Supply and Demand, and also built a reputation with Riften citizens by doing a few miscellaneous quests for the people of the town (see I Done Got Thaned! for details). Honeyside must be purchased from her steward Anuriel in order to complete the quest and receive the title of Thane of Riften.

Alternatively, if you give Riften to the Empire during Season Unending or conquer it during Reunification of Skyrim, Honeyside can be purchased from Hemming Black-Briar without having to complete or begin the quests for the Jarl.

Honeyside is a small two-story house, with access from within Riften and from the docks just outside the city. The house comes with a basic kitchen, bedroom, basem*nt with housecarl's quarters, and a dock. A housecarl, Iona, will be employed when you have become a Thane of Riften. The garden will regrow after spending 30 in-game days outside of Riften and all its buildings including Honeyside.




Crops Plants MushroomsAnimals
3 Cabbage
2 Gourd
4 Leek
7 Potato
2 Blue Mountain Flower
1 Deathbell
1 Dragon's Tongue
2 Spiky Grass
2 Jazbay Grapes
1 Lavender
2 Nightshade
2 Purple Mountain Flower
2 Snowberries
2 Tundra Cotton
1 Fly Amanita
1 Namira's Rot
2 Chicken

Only appear after purchasing Garden upgrade (800 gold)

Costs and Upgrades[edit]

Home and Upgrades
purchased from
Anuriel or Hemming Black-BriarPrice to purchase home 5,000 to 8,000 HousecarlIona
Total cost of all upgrades 3,850HF to 4,300
BedroomKitchenAlchemy LaboratoryEnchanting AreaGardenPorchChild's BedroomHFHousecarl's Quarters
ID: (000c7f18)ID: (000c7f19)ID: (000c7f1b)ID: (000c7f1c)ID: (000c7f1d)ID: (000c7f1e)ID: (xx004255)ID: (000c7f1a)

600 gold

500 gold

1000 gold

1000 gold

800 gold

400 gold

550 gold

Become Thane of the Rift

1 Bed
2 Chairs
1 Wardrobe
1 Chest
1 Table
3 End Tables
1 Bookshelf
1 Wall Shelf
3 Rugs
2 Plain Banners
1 Weapon Plaque, with Iron Sword
1 Mounted Bear Head
1 Mounted Mudcrab
1 Mounted Goat Head

3 Chairs
2 Tables
1 Cooking Pot
1 Cupboard with shelving
1 Set of Shelves
1 Shield Plaque, with 2 crossed Iron Greatswords and an Iron Shield
1 Plain Banner
1 Mounted Elk Head
1 Elk Skull and Antlers

Harvestable plants:
2 Garlic
2 Dried Frost Mirriam
1 Dried Elves Ear

Harvestable fish:
3 Salmon

Harvestable animals:
1 Pheasant
1 Rabbit

1 Alchemy Lab
1 Bookshelf
2 Sets of Shelves
1 Table
1 Wall Shelf
1 Planter with Tundra Cotton
3 Rugs

1 Arcane Enchanter
1 Weapon rack (4 slots)
3 Weapon plaques
2 Mannequins
1 Table
1 Wall Shelf
2 Plain Banners
2 Rugs

2 Chickens
1 Wheelbarrow

Harvestable plants:
7 Potato
4 Leek
3 Cabbage
2 Gourd
2 Spiky Grass
1 Deathbell
1 Dragon's Tongue
2 Nightshade
2 Snowberries
2 Blue Mountain Flower
2 Purple Mountain Flower
1 Red Mountain Flower
1 Lavender
2 Tundra Cotton
2 Jazbay Grapes

1 Tanning Rack
1 Fishing Supplies‡‡CC
1 Fishing Boat
2 Fishing RodsCC
2 Rugs
2 Chairs
1 Table
2 Fish Barrels

Harvestable fish:
8 Salmon

2 Children's Beds
1 Sideboard
1 Chair
1 Table
2 Corner Shelves
1 Chest
2 Children's Practice Dummies
1 Wash Basin
1 Wardrobe
1 Set of Mounted Elk Antlers
3 Plain Banners
3 Rugs

1 Owned Bed
1 Wardrobe
1 Dresser
1 End Table
1 Chair
1 Table
1 Wall Shelf
2 Rugs

See Bugs.

Child's Bedroom only available if Hearthfire is installed. Choosing this upgrade will replace the enchanting laboratory. You can switch back and forth between the Enchanting Laboratory and Children's Bedroom at will.

‡‡Fish from Temperate Lakes can be caught here

Items Stocked in Alchemy Laboratory[edit]

Alchemy Lab

  • 1 Blisterwort
  • 1 Blue Butterfly Wing
  • 2 Bone Meal
  • 1 Butterfly Wing
  • 4 Chaurus Eggs
  • 1 Creep Cluster
  • 1 Dragon's Tongue
  • 1 Ectoplasm
  • 2 Fire Salts
  • 1 Frost Mirriam
  • 2 Giant Lichen
  • 2 Giant's Toe
  • 2 Glow Dust
  • 1 Glowing Mushroom
  • 1 Hanging Moss
  • 1 Jazbay Grapes
  • 1 Lavender
  • 1 Luna Moth Wing
  • 1 Nightshade
  • 1 Nirnroot
  • 3 Nordic Barnacle
  • 3 Salt Pile
  • 2 Scaly Pholiota
  • 1 Skeever Tail
  • 3 Slaughterfish Egg
  • 1 Slaughterfish Scales
  • 2 Snowberries
  • 2 Spider Egg
  • 3 Spriggan Sap
  • 2 Swamp Fungal Pod
  • 2 Taproot
  • 1 Torchbug Thorax
  • 2 Troll Fat
  • 2 Tundra Cotton
  • 2 Vampire Dust
  • 3 Void Salts
  • 1 Cabbage
  • 2 Carrot
  • 2 Green Apple
  • 2 Mammoth Cheese Bowl
  • 5 Potato
  • 2 Red Apple
  • 5 Tomato
  • 1 leveled Poison
  • 1 leveled Potion of Strength
  • 1 leveled Potion of Healing
  • Cure Disease Potion Recipe
  • Fortify Carry Weight Potion Recipe
  • Invisibility Potion Recipe
  • Restore Health Potion Recipe
  • Damage Health Poison Recipe


  • Riften does not have a smelter. Since there is no smelter nearby, if you live in Honeyside, you have to travel all the way to Shor's Stone to create ingots at the smelter there.
  • There are two windows on the outside wall of Honeyside, facing Haelga's Bunkhouse. However, once you enter, no windows are seen, as the space on the wall where the windows supposedly are located is taken up by the fireplace.
  • Any outdoor containers (not inside the building) eventually respawn and delete anything that you may have placed in them. This includes the fish barrel on the deck.
  • Some of the staged objects obtained when purchasing decorations can't be moved by you (such as forks).
  • If Wujeeta dies prior to you completing the quest Helping Hand and starting the quest The Raid, then the only way to purchase the house is if the Imperials occupy Riften.
  • This house has a unique back porch entrance that allows you to access the house from outside the city, which can be handy for avoiding guards while you have a price on your head. It's also incredibly helpful if you're encumbered and have a horse. You can hop on your horse, fast travel to the Riften stables, and then ride your horse right up to the back door for easy loot unloading.
  • The three weapon plaques and four weapon racks can all be used to remove quest-marked weapons from your inventory.
  • A copy of the Enchanting skill book Enchanter's Primer can be found on the table in the enchanting laboratory.
  • Adopted children living here will have unique dialogue comments about Riften:

    Child's Bedroom

    • Maramal said I could visit the temple whenever I wanted. (girls)
    • Mister Brynjolf gave me an apple, Papa! He seems nice. (girls)
    • There are lots of scary people here, Mama. Promise you'll keep me safe? (girls)
    • I wanna go swimming, but the guards keep yelling at me. The canal's not that dirty... (boys)
    • Mister Brynjolf said he could teach me a lot of neat things when I'm older. (boys)
  • If you ask your spouse "How are the kids?" they will reply with one of the following, depending on their voicetype:
    • Oh fine, love, if you want to bring up little pickpockets. This place is a terrible influence on a child.
    • Just fine, love. The weather here is wonderful, perfect for playing outdoors.
    • Well enough. Riften's a tough city, but... it's a tough world. Kid has to learn to stand up for themselves sometime.
    • Hmph. This city's crawling with thieves. Cowards. Kid could learn some bad habits here.


  • There are a few bugs which affect all houses, see the bugs section of the Houses page for details and fixes.
  • Jumping onto the bed in the main bedroom while the Housecarl Iona is in the room (but not an active follower) will cause her to say one of her passing phrases, even when you aren't even close to her. Jumping onto anything else doesn't cause this bug, however. ?
  • While the purchase price is officially 8,000 gold, the minimum gold requirement is set to the price for Breezehome, so the jarl's steward will accept as little as 5,000 gold. If you have between 5,000 and 8,000 gold, the steward takes whatever you have.
    • The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (UESP) (8) The Unofficial Skyrim Legendary Edition Patch, version 3.0.13, fixes this bug.
  • Visiting the house for the first time before becoming a thane of Riften may prevent you from ever being able to be a thane, and you won't get a housecarl.
    • The Official Skyrim Patch, version 1.4, fixes this bug.
  • Accessing the bookshelves in another home (e.g. Breezehome) may cause the bookshelves at Honeyside to appear empty when activated. Any books that were inside the 'empty' shelf may have been deleted.
    • The Official Skyrim Patch, version 1.4, fixes this bug.
    • Books can be rescued by removing them individually.
  • Switching the enchanting room in Honeyside for a child's bedroom will cause you to lose any equipment stored on the mannequins.
    • The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (UESP) (9) The Unofficial Hearthfire Patch, version 1.0.1, fixes this bug.
    • Switching back to the enchanting Laboratory, all items remain on the mannequins, weapon racks, and plaques and will be recoverable.
  • When you buy the garden upgrade, the rest of the options may be removed from the steward's dialogue, making it impossible to buy any other upgrades.
    • To avoid this, purchase the garden last when buying upgrades.
  • When you purchase the enchanting area upgrade, the upgrade will not take effect, and the option to purchase it will remain in Anuriel's list of upgrades for purchase.
    • The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (UESP) (10) You can use the following console commands to fix the issue. Note that these commands do not require you to actually buy the enchanting area upgrade. (use the Hearthfire prefix for xx)
      prid xx004258 disableprid c7f1cenable


  • Main Bedroom

  • Main Bedroom

  • Kitchen Area

  • Arcane Enchanter

  • Housecarl's Bedroom

  • Stairs to Basem*nt

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