- For answers to commonly asked Willy Builder questions, see below.
Willy Builder is a man who works to build buildings. He builds houses for Piñatas as well as produce stations for piñatas that can make produce items such as milk and wool. He can also build structures such as the Mine and a house for Helpers, and in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, he can also build the Garden Store which stores items in the garden. In his shop you can hire him to build buildings using Chocolate Coins.
Building a Building
When Willy Builder is hired to build a building, he slowly walks to the location he was asked to build the building, enters the building cover, and then a countdown starts. When the countdown finishes, he exits the building, and then he marks the building as complete. He will then wait outside until the building is revealed by using the shovel. If left outside for too long, he may swing his wrench.
All piñatas need a place to call home. Housing provides a safe and private space for piñatas, where they can rest or romance. In fact, building a house for a species is one of its Romance requirements.
Each species of piñata has its own unique style of house, that no other species can enter. After the desired housing piece is placed Willy will wander over to construct it. Once he is finished, the shovel must be used to smash the temporary construction barrier, and reveal the piñata's new home.
Selling a house lowers the happiness for all piñatas of that species. If you sell a house that has an unhatched egg, the egg will be destroyed!
Housing for a species is available from Willy Builder once that species becomes a resident, this does not require the player to also have the resident award for the piñata. (in the case of the Mystery Home both the Rashberry and the Swanana must have been a resident).
|Arocknid||825||The Arocknid's house is a sink covered in cobwebs.|
|Badgesicle||825||The Badgesicle's house is a hole in the ground.|
|Barkbark||1155||The Barkbark's house is a 70s diner.|
|Bonboon||1980||The Bonboon's house is a TP'd outhouse in a tree.|
|Bunnycomb||330||The Bunnycomb's house is a rabbit cage with a ramp.|
|Buzzenge||1155||The Buzzenge's house is a tree trunk carved as a guitar.|
|Buzzlegum||550||The Buzzlegum's house is a beehive covered in honey.|
|Candary||330||The Candary's house is a standard birdhouse.|
|Chewnicorn||2475||The Chewnicorn's house is a castle of clouds with a rainbow.|
|Chippopatamus||1980||The Chippopatamus' house is a hippo head made of mud.|
|Cinnamonkey||1540||The Cinnamonkey's house is a barrel on a spring.|
|Cluckles||550||The Cluckles' house is a tall chicken coop.|
|Cocoadile||1155||The Cocoadile's house is a crudely made wooden crocodile head.|
|Crowla||825||The Crowla's house is a model of the haunted mansion from "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" in a tree.|
|Doenut||1155||The Doenut's house is a disco club.|
|Dragumfly||1540||The Dragumfly's house is a suit of armor.|
|Eaglair||2475||The Eaglair's house is a cliff-top saloon.|
|Elephanilla||2475||The Elephanilla's house is an Indian palace.|
|Fizzlybear||5600||The Fizzlybear's house is a beach hut.|
|Fourheads||1980||The Fourheads' house is a Greek temple.|
|Fudgehog||550||The Fudgehog's house is a pile of leaves.|
|Galagoogoo||2475||The Galagoogoo's house is a cardboard box in a sandbox.|
|Goobaa||1155||The Goobaa's house is a bed.|
|Horstachio||1540||The Horstachio's house is a western wagon.|
|Jameleon||825||The Jameleon's house is a green and purple tent.|
|Juicygoose||850||The Juicygoose's house is a colorfully flowered bonnet.|
|Kittyfloss||825||The Kittyfloss' house is an oriental hut.|
|Lackatoad||825||The Lackatoad's house is a bottle of poison.|
|Lickatoad||330||The Lickatoad's house is a windmill with an entrance ramp.|
|Macaracoon||1155||The Macaracoon's house is a giant trash can.|
|Mallowolf||1540||The Mallowolf's house is a stone wolf head resembling the wolf head from Sabre Wulf.|
|Moozipan||1540||The Moozipan's house is an upside-down udder.|
|Mothdrop||330||The Mothdrop's house is a giant lightbulb.|
|Mousemallow||165||The Mousemallow's house is a grandfather clock.|
|Newtgat||550||The Newtgat's house is a Japanese paper lantern.|
|Parrybo||1980||The Parrybo's house is a pirate's treasure chest featuring Mr. Ribs from Grabbed by the Ghoulies.|
(first appears as Mystery Home)
|1980||The Pigxie's house is a cross between the Rashberry's house and the Swanana's house.|
|Ponocky||1155||The Ponocky's house is a pink stable.|
|Pretztail||330||The Pretztail's house is a barn.|
|Profitamole||825||The Profitamole's house is a small mine.|
|Pudgeon||1155||The Pudgeon's house is a statue of Professor Pester covered in droppings.|
|Quackberry||550||The Quackberry's house is a wooden pirate ship.|
|Raisant||550||The Raisant's house is a termite mound.|
|Rashberry||825||The Rashberry's house is an army bunker.|
|Reddhott||1155||The Reddhott's house is an arm holding a torch of lava.|
|Roario||3025||The Roario's house is a castle in the shape of a crown.|
|Salamango||1540||The Salamango's house is an active volcano surrounded by tiki heads.|
|Shellybean||330||The Shellybean's house is a conch shell.|
|Sherbat||550||The Sherbat's house is a belfry.
(To go with the saying "Bats in the belfry")
|Sparrowmint||165||The Sparrowmint's house is a hanging bird's nest.|
|Squazzil||550||The Squazzil's house is a giant acorn in an oak tree.|
|Swanana||1540||The Swanana's house is a beautiful temple surrounded by a moat.|
|Sweetooth||1155||The Sweetooth's house is a beaver dam.|
|Syrupent||165||The Syrupent's house is a stone snake head.|
|Taffly||165||The Taffly's house is a flyzapper.|
|Twingersnap||825||The Twingersnap's house is an Aztec temple.|
|Whirlm||55||The Whirlm's house is a network of pipes.|
|White Flutterscotch||330||The Flutterscotch's house is a butterfly garden.|
|Zumbug||1980||The Zumbug's house is a carnival tent.|
These buildings are used for specific tasks in your garden.
|Honey Hive||66||Level 5||Required for Buzzlegum to produce honey.|
|Shearing Shed||462||Goobaa residing||Required for Goobaa to produce wool.|
|Milking Shed||616||Moozipan residing||Required for Moozipan to produce milk.|
|Helper House||220||Level 10||A place for helpers to sleep, lets them start work sooner.|
|Mine||16,500||Level 26||Your diggerling can dig for treasure here.|
Needed to gain a Dragonache.
Commonly Asked Questions
Why do all piñatas [of a species] tend to flock to the same house?
This is an innate ability that all piñatas possess, illustrating the adage 'Birds of a feather flock together.' Fortunately it only applies to when they're tired and want to sleep. When romancing, they'll seek the closest house. Clever gardeners who desire to mass-romance a species can use this to their advantage, by carefully situating multiple houses in a garden.
My Helper House has disappeared. Any ideas?
The most likely culprits are the Ruffians. If they've been visiting your garden, one of them probably smashed it while your back was turned. Get yourself a Captain's Cutlass to keep them out of your garden. The other (less likely) possibilities are that it's turned invisible, or that someone else has been playing in your garden, and sold it.
What level do you have to be to get the Mystery House?
The Mystery Home should show up in the Housing list (not Special Buildings), once you've got a Rashberry. It should initially appear as Mystery Home (with a ? icon or Pigxie icon).
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