Some Straw Huts, one is highlighted to show its footprint.

Build Housing to increase the Capacity of your island. Housing is found under the Build menu under the Functional tab.

Housing with higher level capacity is unlocked as you level up.

As of July 2010, the White Mansion and the Marble Mansion were considered the best houses available without spending PFC.

Houses are a 4x4 footprint, with the house usually 2x2 of that, and the "yard" or "stage" being the remaining section. The visitor entry track can be set to either the west or the south, depending on the door location. Even if decorations are blocking the door of the house/lodge/mansion, immigrants may still move in.