The house was a relatively small, two-story wooden cabin. Known rooms included a living room with a fireplace, and separate bedrooms for Hilda and Johanna. The house had its own windmill for generating electricity. The house was located in the middle of a valley, miles away from any other human settlements. Only a small road connected the house to the rest of the area.
Whom the house was built by varies between incarnations; in the graphic novels, it was Hilda's grandfather, but in the animated series and tie-in novels, it was her great-granddad. Hilda and Johanna had lived in the house for Hilda's entire life. Unknown to any of them, it was located in the middle of an elf village.
In both the graphic novels and the animated series, the house was eventually destroyed when a giant accidentally stepped on it (Valfreyja in "Hilda and the Midnight Giant" and Jorgen in "Chapter 2: The Midnight Giant" respectively). This forced Hilda and Johanna to move to a different house in Trolberg.
In the animated series, the house was seen again as part of Hilda's nightmare in "Chapter 6: The Nightmare Spirit". This scene does not appear in the graphic novels however.
- The site of the house's remains is one of the available locations in the Hilda Creatures game.