I just bought the Tundra Homestead, and I'd like Lydia to move in there with me. I got her to follow me into the house, then dismissed her, but she immediately turned around and went back to Breezehome. I think she came to Breezehome automatically when I bought it... I might've entered dialogue with her once I'd bought the house, to see if I could tell her I had a house, but I don't remember.

I'd really prefer to have Lydia in the house with me so that I don't have to go through the Whiterun loading screen, manage to remember where Breezehome is, then go through that loading screen to find Lydia.

How can I get Lydia to move into the Tundra Homestead with me?

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Housecarls are bound to a location, you can't move them.

However you can marry them and then move them to whatever house you want. Additionally the homes you build in the Heartfire DLC (and some creation Club items) can be appointed stewards that will reside in that house.

  • ...that isn't helpful. I talked to my step-dad a little about it last night and he said you can get your housecarl to move house with you, just like a spouse and kids. Also, I don't think you even CAN marry your housecarl.
    – user298862
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 20:09
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    @PhoenixDreaming your step dad is wrong, and you can marry them... it's even shown in the image i posted. you can marry Lydia and as a wife you can have her go to whatever house. Or in some cases you can hire her as a steward.
    – A.bakker
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 21:07
  • Yes. You have already stated this.
    – user298862
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 21:30
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    @PhoenixDreaming with the given information and links... what is the remaining problem?
    – A.bakker
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 21:41
  • You. You keep talking to me like I know nothing, and I'm tired of it.
    – user298862
    Commented Jan 13, 2023 at 16:37

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