In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and baking soda together until the mixture is smooth.
Blend in the flour and water to make a stiff dough.
Chill at least 30 minutes or until firm.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out the dough and use cutters to create the shapes of the gingerbread house.
There is a chart inside the cookie-cutter package that tells you exactly how many cookies to make, 19 cookies total, but I ended up only using 16 cookies.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until crispy.
Let the gingerbread house cool before assembling.
Once the gingerbread is cooled, you can start to build the gingerbread house by piping frosting on the bottom and sides of the house.
When the house is fully assembled, let it dry for 10 minutes before decorating it!
To decorate, use different piping tips and a lot of candy!