Skyrim mod lets you move into a cosy shack inside the Eldergleam Sanctuary

The cosy shack in Skyrim.
Credit: BananakillerBRO on Nexus Mods.

The cosy shack in Skyrim.
Credit: BananakillerBRO on Nexus Mods.

Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.

Many have focused on changing the game by adding massive dungeons and handy new features to it, with a few even going as far as jokingly overhauling quests using bacon, filling the Forgotten Vale with Elven zombies, or providing Starfield fans with some flashy cosmic spells.

If you’re someone who’s more interested in finding somewhere interesting to chill out between dungeon delves and you don’t fancy living on a farm or in a pocket dimension, a new mod might be worth taking a look at.

Feel like retreating to this petite home in one of Skyrim’s most relaxing locations this weekend?

The mod in question is called ‘Kynareth's Rest---A Cozy Shack In The Eldergleam Sanctuary’, and is the work of modder BananakillerBRO. Some of their previous projects have brought an eyebot follower named Stimpak and a bunch of massive beasts to Fallout New Vegas.

This time, they’ve decided to venture over to Tamriel and build the perfect player home for folks who want to get away from civilisation and embrace the calming vibes of nature.

Dubbed ‘Kynareth's Rest’, this compact shack is located within the central cavern of Eastmarch’s Eldergleam Sanctuary, which you might remember visiting during the quest to repair Whiterun’s dying Gildergreen.

As you can see in the beautiful shots on the mod page, its interior features “a highly detailed layout” which is filled with custom furniture, plenty of storage space and three crafting stations in the form of an alchemy lab, cooking pot and tanning rack.

BananakillerBRO suggests that the entire structure has also “been meticulously built (so) as to not obstruct the natural beauty of the cavern, looking like a natural extension of the surroundings, rather than a man-made scar half-haphazardly planted upon the Earth.”

In line with this ethos, the property also boasts a unique element in the form of a “special spell tomb” that can give the player the power to summon a “large, tree-like creature” called the Gnarl, which looks a little different to the creature of the same name from Oblivion’s Shivering Isles DLC, but can still aid you in battle.

Regardless of whether you’re now pattering your life after BananakillerBRO’s assertion that: “the simple life is often the most rewarding”, make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Skyrim modding. You can also check out our mods of the month for February 2023.

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