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Rundown House

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Rundown House
Rundown House.png
Tool Required
Hammer.png
Resources
Boards.pngx1 Rocks.pngx1-2 Fish.pngx1
Spawns
Merm.png ×4
Renewable?
No
Common Biomes
Marsh
"mermhouse"

Rundown House
Merm House Shipwrecked.png
Tool Required
Hammer.png
Resources
Boards.pngx1 Rocks.pngx1-2 Tropical Fish.pngx1
Spawns
Merm.png ×4
Renewable?
No
Common Biomes
Tidal Marsh
"mermhouse"

Wilson Portrait.png
Who would live here?

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
No one would care if this burned down.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
The house was not strong enough.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
Time has broken it down.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
OUTDATED ABODE

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Obviously dilapidated.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
They're not the handiest.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
They copied the pigs, but they're even less intelligent.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Is this dwelling made öf fish?

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Smells fishy.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
I could have sworn this was an outhouse.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Fisherfolk live here. I can smell it.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
I don't trust 'em.

Woodlegs

A Rundown House is a naturally occurring structure found in a Marsh biome. Its main purpose is spawning and housing Merms. In It has an appearance similar to that of a Pig House, but in a dilapidated state. It cannot be crafted by the player, making it non-renewable. Rundown Houses can hold up to four Merms and spawns a Merm every four days if any Merms are killed. During the day, only one Merm per Rundown House is normally outside. If that Merm gets into combat or when the house is struck with a Hammer, the rest of the Merms will come out and help it fight. Also, when Dusk comes, all Merms exit their house to wander around the vicinity.

Deconstructing a Rundown House with a Hammer yields 1-2 Rocks, 1 Board, and 1 Fish.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Rundown Houses are replaced by Merm Huts in Shipwrecked Worlds. Merm Huts have a more tropical and better maintained appearance compared to Rundown Houses. When destroyed, instead of Fish, they drop Tropical Fish. Otherwise, their behavior is identical.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • In the single player version, hitting a Rundown House with a Hammer once will make it look like a Pig House but behave normally.

Blueprint.png Gallery