Hello Lee. Yes, the base for the house is included in the die. It's a square piece that just fits together like a little box. You can attach the house to it or not, as you choose. This is a great die, and if I didn't have other things to do in my life, I would spend all day making little houses with it. My advise is, make the first one out of scrap cardstock so you can practice putting it together. It's not hard, but does take a bit of fiddling with to get the seams right. After you see how it fits together, you'll never have a problem. Good luck and have fun making little houses!