The house is located near the south gate in one of the poorest areas of the town. However, it is close to the commoners' forest, offering easy access to firewood and other supplies.
- Bedroom: The bedroom consists of two flat, "table"-like beds pushed together, where the family sleeps. There are also several dressers for storing things and, at the start of the series, a box full of toys made from wood and straw. There is also a chamberpot in one corner, the contents of which are thrown out the window when full.
- Kitchen: In the kitchen, a small table is located in the center of the room with several three-legged stools and boxes around it for seating. There is a cabinet where dishes are stored. The wall closest to the bedroom has an assortment of pots and pans hung from pegs, beside a small wood-burning furnace. The family's laundry hangs from a string that stretches across the room.
For baths, the family uses a bucket of water drawn from the well in the square outside their townhouse. There are no mirrors in the house.
At the start of the series, the house is very dirty: Myne describes the ceiling as "soot-stained," the bed as "infested with fleas or bedbugs," and the floor as "filthy." The family always wears shoes inside.
However, Myne soon sets to work cleaning the house as thoroughly as she can. Her family agrees to do their best to keep it clean.