Clash of Clans: How do I get 3 stars on the Nice and Tidy Achievement?

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Wondering how to get 3 stars on the “Nice and Tidy” achievement, or how long it will take?  After clearing all obstacles (trees, bushes, rocks) from your village, you will have completed the first star of the achievement, and most likely the second.  If you are like me you will probably scratch your head at this point, since you need to clear 500 obstacles, but you only started with 40 in your park.

What you may not have realized, as I had not, is that obstacles respawn slowly in your park over time.  In fact, per the Clash of Clans wiki, they spawn at a rate of 1 per 8 hours.  This means that assuming you have the resources and builders to clear obstacles as fast as they spawn, it will take you ~ 5 months to remove 500 obstacles and finish the achievement.  Also be aware that your park can’t have more than 40 obstacles at a time (so check in every 2 weeks or so, or you might hit the cap).  Also, building your village too spread out can prevent obstacles from spawning.


40 initial + 1 / 8 hrs * X = 500

X = 3680 hours = 153.33 days = ~ 5 months !!!!

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  • Someone special

    What about the tombstones? (they are the things that appear when you kill an enemy during defense battles). Do those count as obstacles?

    • EBongo

      Tombstones are considered Obstacles by some, but the “Nice and Tidy” achievement specifically calls out “trees, rocks, and bushes” – so no, the don’t count towards the achievement. Good question though!

  • Mathieu Yelle

    I got my “Nice and Tidy” in about 3 months. The rate may have changed. With the gems I got my 3rd and 4th builder’s hut. The fifth is gonna take a whiillllee 2,000 gems, at about 250 now.

    • agent86ix

      Yeah, this is a pretty “classic” (read: old) article, so chances are good SuperCell has edited the rate in the meantime. They also added the Gem Box which REALLY helps with getting your gem count up.

      I personally don’t have a 5th builder, despite having around 2,500 gems at the moment. (I’m a hoarder, what can I say…) If you haven’t already, maybe check out our Gems Guide which will give you some tips on how to spend your gems once you have that fourth builder. There are some much better options out there, in my opinion.