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Happy Room Academy
Service Housing Association
Provides House Evaluations,
Model Room (CF)
Opening hours 9 AM to 9 PM
Appearances Unknown
Regional names Unknown

The Happy Room Academy (HRA), is a housing association. The HRA inspects your house each Sunday if you choose to sign up, and score it depending on the furniture inside. Ways of boosting your points score are by placing rare or expensive pieces of furniture in your house, or completing furniture series. These each give out point bonuses (see below). It is run by Lyle.

The Happy Room Academy is mainly made to help the player design their home, but if they score a lot of points there will surely be a reward (see below).

The Happy Room Academy is replaced by the the Happy Room Exhibition Hall in Animal Crossing New Leaf.

Animal Crossing (GCN)

Furniture Points
All the necessities of life in the same series 16,000
All the necessities of life of different series 4,400
Birthday cake 1,000
Clothes, Insects, Fish 3
Clothes you designed yourself 3
Complete Fossils after appraisal 1,000
Complete series 48,000 points
Complete set (# of pieces x 3,000)
Complete theme (# of pieces x 7,000) + 15,000
Fossils after appraisal 300
Furniture from e-Reader card 1,000
Gyroid 821
Item bought from Crazy Redd 412
Item bought from Tom Nook 51
Item from Gulliver 412
Item from Jack 1,031
Item from Jingle 1,224
Item from Saharah 412
Item from Snowman 888
Item from Tortimer (Can be bought) 412
Item from Tortimer (Can't be bought) 1,111
Item from Wendell 412
Item from the Igloo 412
Items from Gameboy Island 1,300
Limited Items (Harvest Series, ect.) 700
Lottery prize 1,029
Lucky Items 7,777
NES game from e-Reader card 1,983
NES game from Gameboy Island 1,983
NES Games 1,000
Prize for maxing out your HRA score 1,111
Prize for winning the Fishing Tourney 1,111
Reward for completing the Museum 1,111
Reward for starting Post Office savings 1,111
Wallpaper and floor match 1,000 points
Wallpaper and floor of the same series 10,000
Wallpaper and floor of the same theme 10,000
Wallpaper OR floor of the same series 4,800

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Spotlight items are worth +151 points. Those which are also lucky are worth +7,777 points.

Basic Points Awarded

Furniture Points
Accessories (Hats, Wigs, Glasses, etc) 3
Acorn Festival Prizes (Mush Furniture) 412
Available at Nook's (Furniture) 51
Available at Nook's (Wallpaper/Carpet) 0
Available from Saharah (Wallpaper/Carpet) 3
Clothing 3
Crazy Redd's Items (Excluding Paintings) 412
Festive Items (Available at Nook's for limited time) 151
Creatures caught with a fishing rod 3
Flowers 5
Fossils (Excluding Skeletons) 300
Fossils (Skeletons) 1,000
Gifts from neighbors (Birthday Cake) 1,111
Gifts from Nintendo (over WFC, Mario Theme) 210
Red Turnip Trade Items 325
Gulliver Items 412
Gyroid 828
House Models (HRA Rewards) 1,111
Creatures caught with a net 3
Lost Kitten Items 1,280
Lucky Items 7,777
Museum Model (From Completing the Museum) 1,111
Pascal Items 1,543
Redd Items (Non-forged Paintings) 151
Savings Account Prize 912
Shells 3
Spotlight Items (at Nook's) 151
Store Models (From Nook Membership) 1,111
Texture/Pattern (as umbrella, clothes, or painting) 3
Town Event Items 1,111
Trophies (Bug, Fishing, Flower) 800
Umbrellas 3
Villager Pictures (does not apply to special characters) 3,200

These items must be Redd items, not Nook items sold at Redd's tent.

You can earn special gifts by obtaining a certain amount of HRA points. One story model, two story model and mansion model.

Animal Crossing: City Folk


Lyle welcomes you in City Folk

The HRA headquarters is located in the City, where they player can view their friends scores via Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. Lyle now works in this building.

On Sunday the HRA sends the player their evaluation results on academy paper. If they don't want to receive the results by mail, the player can ask Lyle at the HRA headquarters to stop sending them; and by asking him the same question afterwards, he will send them again. The player can always check your HRA points with Lyle.

What seems to be the easiest and possibly cheapest way to collect HRA points is to acquire as many lucky items as possible - 10 lucky items alone gets the player well over 75,000 points.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf


Letter of congratulation on getting 150,000 points in City Folk.

 In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Happy Room Academy is replaced with the Happy Home Academy, which can be found inside the Nook's Homes building, which is located in Main Street. To unlock it, the player must pay off their debt to Tom Nook, and their tent must be upgraded to a house. The player will then be introduced to Lyle personally by Tom Nook, and then Lyle will give a brief explanation of what Happy Home Academy. Along with this, the Happy Home Showcase will also be unlocked on Main Street. This time, Lyle himself gives you your score and gives you advice on what to do with your existing furniture to get a higher score, such as where to put certain colored objects, or to include bugs and fish in your decor. Your score is changed when his "team" evaluates it at 6:00 am each day. He will also tell you how many points are ideal for your house, which increases with every expansion.

When it is first unlocked the Happy Home Academy rates only the interior of the player's home. However, once the Player finishes the last home expansion they will receive a visit from Lyle, who will inform the player that they can now choose to participate in theme challenges which offer points for both the exterior and interior of the player's home

Model Room


Lyle tells the player that there is no model room.


There is sometimes no Model Room.

At the back of the HRA is the model room, a room chosen by Lyle every month that satisfies a certain theme, it can be the room of the player or a villager. Sometimes, there is no model room, and the area for the model room is replaced by an empty 4x4 room.

Point Bonuses

Complete Series

20,000 points for all 10 pieces of furniture in a series.

Complete Series + Wallpaper or Carpet

25,000 points for all 10 pieces of furniture in a series, and either matching wallpaper or carpet.

Complete Series + Wallpaper and Carpet

30,000 points for all 10 pieces of furniture in a series, plus both the matching wallpaper and carpet.

Furniture Theme Flooring or Wallpaper

3,000 points just for a theme's flooring or wallpaper.

Furniture Theme Flooring or Wallpaper + Theme Furniture

3,000 x number of pieces of furniture in the room which match the carpet or wallpaper.

Complete Furniture Set

1,000 points for each piece in the set.

Necessities of Living

The player has a bed, table, chair, wardrobe and dresser in their home.

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