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As I grabbed everything that wasn't nailed down so far and as I don't want to throw away any ingredients I could use later I though it would be time to look for a house to store all my stuff. My inventory is getting fuller and I'd like to deposit all my crafting ingredients in a safe place.

How can I get a house to store all my stuff the easiest way at the beginning of the game?

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Do you want to ask where to buy a house, or where you can find a safe container? Two slightly different questions... –  Raven Dreamer Nov 11 '11 at 4:44
    
I've clarified that I want a house –  Mad Scientist Nov 11 '11 at 4:48

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Following the main quest a bit further, I stumbled upon an opportunity to buy a house in Whiterun. You have to complete the Dragonstone quest, then you'll be granted the right to buy a house in the city.

To buty the house you have to speak to Proventus Avenicci, he's near the Jarl in the keep. Unfortunately the house is pretty expensive for a starting character, it costs 5000 gold.

The house itself is called Breezehome, it is the second house on the right when you enter Whiterun.

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Where is the house placed in the first town? I can't seem to find it. –  user14297 Nov 14 '11 at 16:18
    
@Andy — Breezehome (the purchasable house) is the second building on the right as you enter the city (next door to Warmaiden's). –  Ben Blank Nov 14 '11 at 22:09

The first house available in the game is in White run. It's a great house to have, cheapest and actually probably the most useful.

White run is by far the best town for selling, crafting, etc, in other words a place to quickly pop over to in between dungeons, quests, or anytime you get a full load of loot.

The house is literally like 15 steps from the fast travel location. And next door on either side are the blacksmith and general goods store, as well as the potion shop.

This blacksmith (war maidens) is fully stocked with smelter, tanning rack, workbench, grindstone, and of course the forge. Shopkeeper restocks with more than a thousand gold each day.

It's perfect, you travel in, stop at shops very quickly to offload loot and your house for anything you wish to keep. Then whenever you need to you can do all your crafting very conveniently.

Also travelling to dragons reach keep allows you to conveniently use an enchanter, and the wizard there is stocked with all sorts of spells and soul gems as well.

I'm pretty far in the game, having completed many major quest lines and visited all the cities, and I can say that this house is by far the most useful.

That being said, it's nothing to look at and for aesthetic reasons it's probably the worst! But as a storage location it's the best.

Although I do wish there were more chests to store things in, to keep them sorted better.

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I would agree this is a great house... not quite run out of "chests" yet... (there are containers that can be used). And having a chest with just smithing mats is great... just pop in take all and go next door :) –  Holger Nov 23 '11 at 16:47
    
Everyone says Whiterun is the most convenient, but I've become quite comfortable with Riften. I only jump over to Whiterun when I need a Smelter. Maybe it has something to do with being a mage and wanting easy access to an Arcane Enchanter. –  Iszi Dec 29 '11 at 3:43

If you're referring to the house in Whiterun, it's called Breezehome, and it's right next to the smithy when you enter town. (Zoning in from the main Skyrim map, it's the second building on the right.)

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