According to the Beta Road Map here, it looks like we will be able to stress test some of the Housing features.
Video Clip of the 3 House sizes
What we know
There will be one housing area for each of the three city states of Gridania, Limsa Lominsa and Ul'dah and once any of these instances are filled a new instance will open up. This means there is no limit on how many plots of land are in the system.
It has been said that in order to buy a medium sized plot of land you will need to spend the equivalent of levelling a class to 50 on quests three times and put all the gil you earned into your house.
These are free company housing as well as individual housing, however free company housing will make it into the game first.
Houses will be highly customisable and expandable. For example you can change the styling and colour of the roof, you can move objects and furniture around, you can add trophies and decorations to the rooms and hang banners around. Each house will have a yard which will also be customisable. Here you will be able to place a chocobo stable which will give you the ability to breed and raise chocobos.
Limsa Lominsa 1
Limsa Lominsa 2
Limsa Lominsa 3
Now, my only real MMO experiences with years of time were FFXI and WoW. Only one of those games had housing, so I wanted to pose a question to you guys;
What other online games have you guys played that had a housing feature and how was it unique from others? Anything that would be interesting to see/not see in ARR?
Edit: Fixed formatting and adding links I've run into. Post anything you find and we can compile this for all Housing info! :)
Edited, Jul 17th 2013 11:22pm by DRGx