Spongebob House Guide

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of my favorite shows, and I still like watching it as an adult. As I’ve rewatched it, I’ve noticed some new details about the houses to share in a SpongeBob house guide.

Whether you’re new to the show or a longtime fan, consider the different houses. I love SpongeBob’s pineapple house because I love pineapples, and the house is bigger than it looks.

But I’d probably live in Squidward’s house if I had to choose since it has the most practical design. Either way, consider some of the most famous houses from this nautical cartoon.

Bottom Line Up Front: The most well-known house from the show is SpongeBob’s pineapple. However, his friends also have some famous, unique houses you should know about.

spongebob pineapple house

Notable SpongeBob Houses

Throughout the series, we see a lot of houses in Bikini Bottom. Of course, we get to see SpongeBob’s house a lot, but we also see where other characters live.

I wanted to include houses from the main characters as well as some supporting Bikini Bottom residents. Many background fish have the same style of house, but the main characters’ homes stick out.

Let’s take a look at them to see where the various sea creatures live.

SpongeBob’s Pineapple

Of course, I have to start with SpongeBob’s famous “pineapple under the sea.” We first see his house in the first episode of the series, and it’s the setting for many storylines.

In the TV movie “Truth or Square,” the pineapple falls from a ship, then SpongeBob converts the fruit into a house. Despite how it looks on the outside, the house has multiple floors.

You’ll find the kitchen and living room on the first floor, while the bathroom is the next level up. SpongeBob’s bedroom is on the third floor and so is the library, but a part of the library is on the second floor.

From the third floor, SpongeBob can access an escape hatch to his roof. He uses that hatch to try and escape from the partying jellyfish in “Jellyfish Jam.”

The pineapple gets destroyed on multiple occasions, but it usually gets back to normal. It even becomes sentient such as when SpongeBob has a dream or when the Flying Dutchman possesses the house.

There are some inconsistencies with the design, such as if there’s one or more windows on the front. However, maybe SpongeBob redid his house to add more windows.

DoodleBob’s House

In the episode “Frankendoodle,” we meet DoodleBob, who starts as a drawing. But then he becomes evil and tortures SpongeBob for much of his time on screen.

The house looks very similar to the main pineapple, but it’s not as detailed. It’s also black and white rather than the colorful orange and green that SpongeBob’s house is.

We don’t get to see inside the house much, but what we do see mirrors the main pineapple. If you like video games, you’ll also find this house in “Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition.”

While it’s a pretty simple house, I got to hand it to DoodleBob. The evil drawing did a good job trying to recreate the house.

frankendoodle house

Squidward’s Easter Island Moai

Squidward lives in a house based on the design of the Easter Island statues “Moai.” Of course, you go in through the front door, which is the mouth of the statue.

There are two windows on the second floor that represent the eyes. One of the windows is to Squidward’s bedroom, and the other is his gallery where he usually opens the window to practice his clarinet.

As a musician myself, I understand wanting others to hear you, but sometimes it’s nice not to open the windows. Down on the first floor is Squidward’s living room, dining room, and kitchen.

Squidward also has a bathroom on the first floor as well as an elevator. The elevator goes to the second floor, which has a bathroom and the aforementioned bedroom and gallery.

Just like SpongeBob’s pineapple, Squidward’s house takes many beatings. The first time this happens is when SpongeBob and Patrick blow a bubble so big that it consumes the Moai and causes it to float away before crashing down.

Also like the pineapple, this house has some sentient moments. In one episode where SpongeBob cries, the Moai covers its ears.

squidward's house

Tentacle Acres

In the episode “Squidville,” Squidward gets fed up with living between SpongeBob and Patrick. He decides to move to Tentacle Acres, which is a gated community with all Moai statue homes.

Only octopuses (Squidward’s an octopus, not a squid) can get into the community. If you’ve seen the episode, you’ll know that it seems like paradise at first, and Squidward fits right in.

However, it quickly becomes a nightmare when every day seems to be the same. Squidward tries to recreate the fun that SpongeBob and Patrick had that caused Squidward to move away.

Eventually, Squidward moves back to his original house. I imagine it would get very boring to live in a neighborhood like Tentacle Acres, but I don’t blame Squidward for wanting to try it out.

tentacle acres

Squilliam’s House

Because Squilliam always has to do better than Squidward, he has a massive tower for a house. The bottom looks just like Squidward’s Easter Island statue, but there’s another statue on top.

On top of that is a fancy tower, so it’s almost like a vertical mansion. This house is only on screen for a quick moment when Squilliam talks to Squidward in the “Band Geeks” episode.

However, I think the house is very fitting based on the two octopuses’ relationship. Squilliam always has to upstage Squidward, and that includes having a bigger, more extravagant house.

squilliam's house

Patrick’s Rock

Patrick literally lives under a rock, but what’s beneath frequently changes. Sometimes, Patrick sleeps with his head out from under the rock but the rest of his body under the home.

Other times, we get to see inside his house, which looks like he carved out the sand from under his rock. There are times where all we can see is a living room, but other episodes feature more rooms.

One of the episodes that comes to mind is “I’m With Stupid.” To help Patrick impress his parents, SpongeBob pretends to be dumb, and we get to see a couple of underground rooms in the starfish’s house.

Plenty of destruction happens to the rock, such as when SpongeBob breaks through the walls as Plankton controls him. Patrick also remodels his rock into everything from a castle to a laboratory.

I don’t think I could live under a rock, figuratively or literally. But the house is simple, and I think that’s something we can all take inspiration from.

patrick's house

Mr. Krabs’ Anchor

Another significant home we see in SpongeBob SquarePants is the anchor where Mr. Krabs and Pearl live. The first floor features the living room, and only Mr. Krabs would have a vending machine to try and make money off his guests.

Because of the anchor design, Mr. Krabs’ bedroom is on the right side on the second floor. Pearl sleeps on the other side f the house, which is a bit surprising considering how overprotective her father can be.

In the basement, Mr. Krabs has a root beer cellar that SpongeBob destroys in one episode. According to some fans, the anchor is only 22.5 inches tall, which doesn’t sound right considering Pearl’s a whale in fits inside just fine.

I also found that Mr. Krabs‘ address isn’t consistent though the street name is always Anchor. It changes between Anchor Way and Anchor Street, and the numbers are different, so maybe he moves at one point.

mr krabs' anchor

Sandy’s Treedome

Probably the most unique home in Bikini Bottom is Sandy’s Treedome. I can’t imagine how she got the dome down to the bottom and kept water from getting in.

But the dome allows Sandy to walk around without wearing her air suit. However, her friends have to wear water helmets, or else they’ll shrivel up without the water.

Sandy has two doors to get in so that she can drain the water from the outer door. Then, she’ll enter the main part of the dome where she has a treehouse and a small park area.

sandy's tree dome

Mrs. Puff’s House

We also occasionally see where SpongeBob’s driving instructor, Mrs. Puff, lives. She has what looks like a lot of other houses in Bikini Bottom, but hers is pink.

Of course, she has the standard rooms you’d expect a house to have, from a bedroom to a living room. We see the house in episodes such as “Krusty Love,” when Mr. Krabs spoils Mrs. Puff with gifts.

In “SpongeBob LongPants,” you can see Mrs. Puff in her bedroom. She puffs up due to stress after SpongeBob earns his boating license, but she calms down when SpongeBob can no longer drive.

I like the cute garden and yard outside the house, but I think the animators could have given Mrs. Puff a more unique house. A blow up house could have been cool as it could increase in size with Mrs. Puff.

mrs puff's house

Plankton’s Chum Bucket

I know, the Chum Bucket is technically a restaurant, but Plankton lives at his place of work. You can see Plankton sleep on a metal bed in episodes such as “One Coarse Meal.”

In other episodes, such as “Gary & Spot,” Plankton and his wife Karen share a bedroom. However, they have separate beds, maybe because they like different levels of firmness.

“The SpongeBob Movie: Fish Out of Water” was going to include a scene with Plankton’s living room. Unfortunately, the producers deleted the scene, so we never get to see that part of the building.

Just like many other homes, many scenes involve the destruction of the Chum Bucket. One example is in the episode “Imitation Krabs” when the self-destruction system activates.

plankton's chum bucket

Grandma SquarePants’ House

I was recently watching the episode “Grandma’s Kisses,” so this house came to mind. We see SpongeBob visit his grandmother and enjoy some cookies and story time.

However, when he heads to work, other creatures pick on him for his big kiss from his granny. When SpongeBob tells his grandma to start treating him like an adult, he still visits.

But she doesn’t give him the same love that she used to. Instead, she treats Patrick like a baby, and he takes to her cookies and love right away.

I think if you have grandparents who love you, let them do so. And don’t pick on others because they have a close relationship with their older relatives.

spongebob's grandma's house

Shady Shoals Rest Home

Another episode I rewatched lately was “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.” That’s when we meet the retired superheroes the episode is named after.

Since they retired, they moved to Shady Shoals Rest Home. It doesn’t have the same rooms like a normal home, but there is a cafeteria and a residential area.

Residents and guests can also enjoy some games in the main part of the rest home. I love that we get to see where older Bikini Bottom citizens move.

It seems like a nice place to retire, and you can stay close to home. The home also has a secret passageway to the superheroes’ Mermalair, where they prepare to fight crime even after retiring.

shady shoals rest home

Winchell Apartments

If you went back in time, you’d find Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy living at Winchell Apartments, but it’s not in Bikini Bottom. The characters lived there before they became superheroes.

We get to see the apartment building in the “Mermaid Man Begins” episode, and I love the origin story. A lot of people can’t afford homes, so it makes sense to live in an apartment.

During a movie night, the two characters get hit by cosmic energy, causing them to breathe water rather than air. That helps explain why they’re humans living under the sea.

plant in winchell apartments

FAQs about the SpongeBob House Guide

Question: Where is SpongeBob’s house?

Answer: SpongeBob’s house is in Bikini Bottom, and the address is 124 Conch Street. He appears to live on the same main road as The Krusty Krab, but his house is a bit far away.
Of course, not much is around his house aside from Squidhttps://thespongeclub.com/characters/squidward-character-guide/ward and Patrick’s homes.

Question: Why does SpongeBob live in a pineapple?

Answer: The pineapple crashed into the sea, and SpongeBob turned it into a house. Pineapples are also a common inspiration in Polynesian art.
Allegedly, Bikini Bottom is below the Bikini Atoll, which is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean near Polynesia.

Question: Is there a real-life SpongeBob house?

Answer: You can visit and stay in a real-life pineapple house inspired by SpongeBob. The house is in the Dominican Republic, and it costs $3,800 per night to stay there.
But the furniture and the exterior all look like you’re staying in Bikini Bottom. It’s like a SpongeBob fan’s dream.

Question: Why does Plankton live at the Chum Bucket?

Answer: Plankton probably lives at the Chum Bucket for a couple of reasons. First, he doesn’t get much business, so he most likely doesn’t have enough money to pay rent or a mortgage on his restaurant and a separate home.
Also, he’s incredibly small, so it would be hard for him to travel to a different house. It makes more sense to live on the upper floors of his restaurant.

Question: Why does Sandy Cheeks live in Bikini Bottom?

Answer: Sandy originally moved to Bikini Bottom to study sea creatures as part of her work as a scientist. However, she stays once she meets some friends in town.
There is one episode where she debates moving back to Texas. Once SpongeBob and the gang make her feel better, she decides to stay under the sea.

Final Note on the SpongeBob House Guide

If you love SpongeBob SquarePants, you might want to know more about the various houses. To help you learn more, I tried to include the most famous residences in this SpongeBob house guide.

Be sure to consider who lives where as you watch the show. And if you have the money, I’d suggest booking a night at the real-life pineapple house in the Dominican Republic.

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