Homesteaders Buildings

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Homesteaders Buildings

If you’re thinking about becoming a homesteader, it’s crucial to choose the right kind of buildings for your homestead. The buildings you choose will have a significant impact on your homestead’s efficiency and functionality. Whether you are looking to build a house, barn, or other structures, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure that your homestead is well-suited to meet your needs.

Understanding Your Needs

Before selecting any buildings, it’s essential to understand your unique needs as a homesteader. Are you planning on growing your own food? Do you have animals that require shelter? Are you planning on living off the grid? By answering these questions, you can gain a better understanding of what kinds of structures will benefit you the most.

Evaluating the Land

Next, evaluate the land on which your homestead will be located. Take into account the topography, soil quality, and climate. These factors will influence the type of buildings that are suitable for your particular location. For example, if your land experiences harsh winters, you will need buildings that provide adequate insulation and protection from the cold.

Considering Materials

When it comes to building your homestead structures, it’s important to consider the materials you will use. Some homesteaders opt for traditional materials such as wood or stone, while others choose modern alternatives like metal or composite materials. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to weigh them and choose the materials that best fit your needs.

Planning for Expansion

As a homesteader, it’s essential to plan for future growth and expansion. Consider your long-term goals and whether you anticipate needing additional structures or space in the future. By taking this into account during the planning phase, you can lay the groundwork for future development without major disruptions or costly renovations.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right buildings for your homestead is a crucial decision that will impact your quality of life and overall success as a homesteader. By understanding your needs, evaluating the land, considering materials, and planning for expansion, you can make informed decisions that will set you up for success. Remember, your homestead is a reflection of you and your values, so take the time to choose buildings that align with your vision and goals.

Hey there! So, here’s the deal. When you get your hands on this building, you’re gonna want to do a little housekeeping. And by that, I mean you’ll need to get rid of a Debt chit. Easy peasy, right? But here’s the catch. If you don’t have any Debt chits to begin with, no worries! Just grab one (and score yourself 2 Silver while you’re at it) so you can promptly toss it away. Simple, huh?



Hey there! Did you know that Gold can be a super useful resource in the game? It’s like having Copper or Livestock, but even better! You can use Gold to pay for buildings or for special abilities on Auction tiles in phases 9 and 10. It’s like a secret weapon that can give you 4 Victory Points when you spend a Livestock or Copper.

But hold on a second, there’s a catch. You can’t sell Gold as if it were Copper or Livestock. So keep that in mind when you’re making your moves. The good news is that you can use this Gold power as many times as you want. Talk about a handy trick!


A Guide to the Forge:

Hey there! Let’s talk about the Forge and how it can help you win the game. When you construct a building after the Forge, you earn yourself a Victory Point. Pretty cool, right? You don’t get the Victory Point just for having the Forge, but you get it when you actually build a building.

Now, here’s a little trick for you. If you manage to build not just one, but two buildings in a single turn with the help of a Train Station, you get to score one Victory Point for each of those buildings. That’s like getting a bonus for being super efficient!

So, remember, the Forge is a useful tool in your quest for victory. It rewards your efforts with valuable Victory Points whenever you construct a building. And if you’re really on fire, building two buildings in one turn will earn you even more points. Now, go out there and forge your path to success!


Train Station

When I construct the Train Station, I can right away construct another building of my choice.


Here’s How You Can Trade:

Trading is a great way to get what you need in the market. You have a couple of options:

  • Exchange a Trade chit and a Wood to get a Food
  • Exchange a Trade chit and a Food to get a Steel

You can use these trading abilities as many times as you want, whenever you need them. It’s really convenient!


Welcome to the General Store!

Whenever you sell a resource, you’ll get an extra Silver. So, for example, if you sell a piece of Wood, you’ll get 2 Silver and 1 Victory Point, instead of just 1 Silver and 1 Victory Point. And if you sell a Copper, you’ll receive 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Victory Point, instead of only 1 Gold and 1 Victory Point.

This great benefit applies every time you make a sale, regardless of how many resources you sell in a single turn. Keep in mind, though, that it doesn’t lower the price of resources when you’re buying them.



If you ever need some Silver, just hand over one of your Trade chits. Each Trade chit you give me, I’ll give you a shiny Silver coin in return. But remember, you can’t exchange a Silver coin for a Trade chit. I’ll keep it fair. To make a bit of profit for myself, I’ll collect a Debt chit from you. That’s the way the Bank works.


This place gives you money for every worker you have. Each worker gives you 1 silver, but the maximum you can get is 5 silver. So if you have 3 workers, you get 3 silver. But if you have 7 workers, you still only get 5 silver. The amount of money you get depends on how many workers you have right now, not how many you had when you built the rodeo.



Here’s an interesting thing I want to tell you: when you make a bid in an auction, you can actually outbid someone using the same amount they bid. Let me explain.

Imagine this: there’s a really cool item up for auction, and your opponent bids on the ‘5’ space. Now, usually, you would have to bid ‘6’ or higher to beat their bid. But here’s the trick – you can replace their bid token with your own using the same amount they bid! So you basically take their spot in the bidding without having to go any higher.

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