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The Haddock House is another significant building. It is home to Hiccup and his father, Stoick the Vast. It is larger than most other houses to reflect Stoick’s standing as the village chief. The house sits upon one of the many hills on the Isle of Berk.
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The Haddock House is the domicile of the Haddock family and appears in nearly all media of the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise.

Design

Exterior

Like many houses in Berk, the Haddock House resembles an overturned ship. It's built on a stone foundation, and topped with drafty dark wood planks. Two dragon status guard cobblestone steps that lead to the stoop, over which is an intricate arch with a mighty dragon roaring at the top. Scale designed shingles cover the steep roof. Two hatches in the roof toward the back can be opened to let in fresh air. A small hatch door is in the narrow rear wall. Sometimes barrels and crates litter the front yard. At one point, Stoick builds a lean-to against one wall as shelter for Thornado.

Interior

Living Area

Just inside the door is some open floor where the family can set up chairs and stools to visit with company. A little further in is a long fire pit with a removable bar for hanging cooking pots. In the ceiling over the fire pit is a rawhide chimney to funnel smoke outside. To the left is a step in the floor, and a log with steps carved into it leading up to Hiccup's loft. To the right is a tall cabinet. Just past the fire pit is a long table where the family has their meals or hold meetings. To the left of the table, under the stairs, many pieces of meat hang from the ceiling, and crates and barrels of other food are stored on the floor. Against the back wall to the left is a tap of some sort of beverage and a breadbox built right into the wall. In the center of the back wall is a door into a back room. That door is sometimes seen open and other times closed. A few decorative pillars hold the roof up in the main living space. Rafter boards bridge the loft to the front of the house. Many shields, spears, and swords decorate the walls. Various crates and barrels appear on the floor against the walls in some scenes.

Back Room

We've never seen inside the back room, but it's safe to assume it's Stoick's bedroom. When the door to the room is open, a drafty wood plank wall can be seen, identical to the walls of the rest of the house.

Hiccup's Room

Hiccup's room is a loft over the back half of the house. Toothless slept outside up until sometime after Gift of the Night Fury, and before he moved indoors, Hiccup's bed was against the back wall, with a desk and weapons and inventions of his littering the right side of his room. A small night stand is on the left side of his bed with papers and a candle on it. A chest is at the foot of his bed, and a small cabinet is on the right side of the bed. After Toothless moves inside, Hiccup moves his bed to the far left wall at the top of the stairs and under one roof hatch, while he places a large rock slab to serve as Toothless' bed against the other wall and under the other roof hatch. Many drawings of Toothless and Hiccup's inventions decorate the walls. Random weapons lean against, or sometimes thrust directly into, the walls.

Function

To house and protect the Haddock family throughout the entire movie franchise.

History

How to Train Your Dragon

The Haddock House is introduced for the first time in this first film. Hiccup is supposed to stay confined to it during dragon attacks for his own safety, but doesn't listen and leaves anyway.

Stoick also approaches Hiccup in his bedroom to give him a helmet made from his mother's breast plate.

At the end of the movie, Hiccup recuperates in his room after being injured, and awakens to find both his father and Toothless together in his room.

Gift of the Night Fury

This movie short starts with Hiccup waking up and going outside to meet Toothless. Toothless has yet to establish a sleeping area inside the Haddock home. Hiccup offers Toothless an automatic tail just outside the house.

Dragons: Riders of Berk

Many conversations between father and son occur in the Haddock House, usually around the hearth in the center of the main room. Gobber is also a frequent visitor.

In "The Terrible Twos", Hiccup brings home a baby Typhoomerang named Torch to stay. Torch eats fish in the house with Toothless, sleeps on Toothless' stone bed slab, and plays with Hiccup's Helmet while Hiccup tries to draw him at his desk.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

As he frequently does, Hiccup consults with his father in "Cast Out, Part 1" about how to deal with a rebellious Snotlout. Later, in "Cast Out, Part 2, Hiccup tries to avoid taking on the mantel of leadership while his father is a prisoner of Dagur the Deranged.

Dragons: Race to the Edge

Season 1

The episode, "Imperfect Harmony" opens with a view of the Haddock House, and Hiccup deciding what to do about the information revealed by the Dragon Eye.

Season 4

Twenty-four hour daylight is on in the Archipelago in "The Longest Day". Everyone is effected, including Hiccup and Stoick. The two debate inside the living area of the Haddock House, with Stoick taking a methodical view and Hiccup taking a more vengeful view.

Season 6

As Hiccup agonizes over the seriousness of his injured father in "Darkest Night", the other Dragon Riders tell tales of alternate histories to cheer Hiccup up.

In the next episode, "Guardians of Vanaheim", Stoick is still unconscious at home in bed from his injures.

Dawn of the Dragon Racers

In a flashback, a young Hiccup awakens and emerges from his home with Toothless to find sheep running amok around the village.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Chronologically, the house is first seen being broken into by Cloudjumper, who then sets it ablaze in self defense after Stoick threatens the dragon. The chief did not realize however, that the dragon has formed a bond with his wife Valka and took her with him in order to "rescue" her. The house has been burnt a couple of times already throughout the whole movie franchise, one of the main reasons was the past war with dragons, and a start of a Fire is very common.



How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

After discovering a dragon trap on Berk, which Eret, Son of Eret confirms to be made by Grimmel the Grisly, the Riders try to make a trap at the Haddock house. However, Grimmel knew it was a trap and ordered his Deathgrippers to burn down it down. This prompts the Hooligan Tribe to leave the Isle of Berk and find the Hidden World.



Games

Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Haddock House appears in Dragons: Rise of Berk. It is one of the first building a player receives on Berk and this is the starting point for Toothless to go on searching and journey missions.

School of Dragons

The Haddock House also appears on Berk in School of Dragons. Hiccup and Toothless stand outside it, available for player Quests.

Appearances


Trivia

  • The front door opens from left to right in the first movie and Gift of the Night Fury. Yet it opens from right to left throughout the entire TV series.
  • The small hatch door in the very back is only seen briefly in the first movie. In the TV series, when the back of the house is shown, only a small triangle panel is seen. It's uncertain if this panel is the door, if the door had been removed, or if it's simply an inconsistency between the movie and the series.
  • Though a chimney can be seen from the inside, there isn't one seen from the outside.
  • In "How to Pick Your Dragon", Toothless is seen hiding from Stoick in the rafters directly above the door. But there are no rafters above the door, or throughout the rest of the house big enough for a dragon as big as Toothless to efficiently hide.

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