In a mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, molasses and vanilla and mix some more.
In a large bowl combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar. Put the dough in the fridge, covered.
In the meatine, heat oven to 340°F. Cover two baking sheets with parchment and paper so you're ready!
Sprinkle flour on your counter, grab the dough, and divide it in half and roll the pieces out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out evenly-shaped / measured squares and rectangles from the dough- enough to make your house and roof, and transfer to the prepared sheets. Have extra dough? Make a few extra squares and rectangles as back up.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes. The dough should not give when pressed lightly. Allow to cool fully.