- "Well, I don't know anyone named Obi-Wan, but old Ben lives out beyond the Dune Sea."
- ―Luke Skywalker
Ben Kenobi's home was the home of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who used the alias Ben Kenobi, on Tatooine. It was an abandoned moisture prospector's home located in the Jundland Wastes, situated on a bluff surrounded by the Western Dune Sea. Importantly, it was located 136 kilometers from the Lars homestead. The house was a simple dwelling with one main room. It was built on top of a sheltered cave. Kenobi used the cave as a small workshop and a cellar to store food, and spent most of his time in the house above. There was also a moisture vaporator situated right next to the house.
Kenobi moved into the small house after the fall of the Jedi Order, when he brought the infant Luke Skywalker to live with the Lars family. He lived there for nineteen years, until the mission to rescue Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, a mission in which Kenobi was killed by Darth Vader. After Kenobi's death, Skywalker returned to the home in order to learn more about the ways of the Jedi. While searching the hut, he was found by Boba Fett, who was tasked with finding the pilot who destroyed the Death Star by Darth Vader. They fought, but Skywalker managed to escape. Some time later Vader accompanied by Doctor Aphra came to the hut personally on his search for his son. When they left, Aphra used a Molecular purge bomb to conceal the fact that she and Vader had visited the hut.
- Star Wars 7: From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: "The Last of His Breed"
- Star Wars 15: From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- Star Wars: Heroes Path
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- "Rites"—From a Certain Point of View (Mentioned only)
- "Time of Death"—From a Certain Point of View
- The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 3: Skywalker Strikes, Part III
- Star Wars 4: Skywalker Strikes, Part IV (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars 5: Skywalker Strikes, Part V
- Star Wars 6: Skywalker Strikes, Part VI
- Darth Vader 7: Shadows and Secrets, Part I
- Darth Vader 8: Shadows and Secrets, Part II (Mentioned only; in the opening crawl)
- Star Wars 26: Yoda's Secret War, Part I (Cover only)
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Ben Kenobi's home)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: ABC-3PO
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ Star Wars 5: Skywalker Strikes, Part V
- ↑ Star Wars 6: Skywalker Strikes, Part VI
- ↑ Darth Vader 7: Shadows and Secrets, Part I
- ↑ Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!