This article will cover the Fallout New Vegas Mod Goodsprings Shack created by Cydonian_Knight. This building mod adds a simple shack to the town of Goodsprings that can be used by the player as a home.
After loading up the game and traveling to Goodsprings, this new shack will appear in the northwest corner of the town, by the nearby cliffs and north up the road from the gas station. The outside is rather simple and beat up looking, and comes with a mailbox containing a cup and Sunset Sarsaparilla. At first the door is locked, popping up a message that hints at its abandonment, but that perhaps one of the locals has some idea of what the deal is.
Walk back to the center of the town and start a conversation with any of the conversable townsfolk, and ask them “What’s with that shack underneath the cliffs at the edge of town?”. This will get them to tell you the story of Jack Thompson, a friendly old prospector who suddenly disappeared some weeks ago, alas no one has been able to find him. Then he or she will mention that he was talking about going after some coyotes that live in the cliffs above his shack, where no one has searched yet due to the vicious animals. You’re given permission to move into the shack if you can find the prospector.
Travel to Jack’s shack, and take the path behind his house, up to the top of those cliffs. Take the path to the west where you will encounter a pack of 4 coyotes. Dropping the small band of troublemakers and searching at the edge of the rock wall here will have you find Jack Thompsons body. Loot the Key to Abandoned Shack, along with his perfect health Varmint Rifle and 5.56mm rounds.
Now you can unlock the shack to use as your house, which comes with plenty of different containers for storing all of your scavenged goods in the wasteland, and a no-respawn trigger to keep them from disappearing. A few items are littered about for use, some food items in the fridge and such, rad free water from the sink and a bed to sleep on. Particularly useful for players on hardcore mode.
Find the mod’s download page here. Download the 7zip file (can be extracted with winrar). Extract the .esp file to your fallout data directory. Directory for steam: “Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegasData”. To uninstall just delete the .esp file, but make sure to move your items out of storage there first.
Click here to see a video of this mod in game.