The new add-on allows players to purchase land and build a home from the ground up, which can range from "a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more." The expansion adds all-new tools including a drafting table, a carpenter’s workbench, and other tools. Players can craft using quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings.
The expansion even allows players to adopt children, though this begs the question of why their PC can't make some the old-fashioned way.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire will be available on the 4th September for 400 Microsoft Points.