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Skyrim:Alchemist's Shack

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Alchemist's Shack
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Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 8
Important Treasure
Butterfly in a Jar
Console Location Code(s)
The Rift
South of Ivarstead
East of Haemar's Shame
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 1
Alchemist's Shack

The Alchemist's Shack is a small shack south of Ivarstead.

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The shack is a dilapidated single-story building with its doors and windows missing. It can be seen from the road between Helgen and Ivarstead. There is a wattle-fenced garden to the rear, with an alchemy lab to the right of the rear doorway. A barrel containing random ingredients is between the shack and the lab, with two samples of hawk feathers and a red mountain flower on top. A blue mountain flower, three deathbell, three jazbay grapes, a nightshade, two scaly pholiota, and two spiky grass grow in the garden, and a birds' nest is in front to the west. This is a good area to find blue butterflies and butterflies during the day and luna moths at night.

With the Pets of Skyrim Creation installed, the rabbit Thistle can be found in the garden and can be tamed with carrots.

The shack's interior

As you enter through the front doorway you will find two shelving units; the one on your right contains a Potion of Health, two books, and some clutter. The shelving unit in front of you contains a gourd, a sample of glow dust, two carrots, three red apples, and a butterfly in a jar. The jar can only be found in this shack and respawns with the rest of the shack. Between the two shelving units is a barrel containing uncommon ingredients and a basket containing two leeks. To your left as you enter is a bed (unowned). Next to this is an end table holding an alchemist's journal and an apothecary's satchel containing common ingredients. This end table does not respawn, and can be useful as a storage option. To the right of the rear exit is a bucket containing a sample of blisterwort and hanging above are a garlic braid and a sample of frost mirriam.


  • The items will respawn over time, except for the end table beside the bed.
  • Two wolves often spawn on the road shortly before the shack, as well as some goats further up the road from Helgen, who often attract the attention of the wolves. Up the mountain to the left of the shack is a trail which is full of snowberries and an Iron Ore vein. Be careful up the mountain pass, as a Snow Bear makes its home there, regardless of your character level. This is the only place a Snow Bear will always spawn.