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 for 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.
Use the mini gingerbread house cutters to make the shapes and create little houses. You should get about 6-8 houses from one batch of dough.
Bake for about 8 minutes or until crispy.
Let the gingerbread house cool before assembling. It will harden as it cools.
Once the gingerbread has cooled, you can start to build the gingerbread house.
When the mini gingerbread houses are fully assembled, let it dry for 5 minutes before decorating it.
To decorate, use different piping tips and sprinkles.
Use these for mugs, as gifts, or write names on the roofs to use as place settings.