This printable gingerbread cookie house template has slanted walls and a big overhanging roof. It can be used to make a birdhouse design or a traditional gingerbread house with an optional chimney attachment.
I find this sort of design easier to construct than the box-shaped house with straight up-and-down walls.
You can see some photos of how I decorated the pink version using royal icing here: Pink Cross Stitched Gingerbread House
You can see some photos of how I decorated the yellow version using royal icing here: Royal Icing Vine Inlay Gingerbread House
You can watch how this house was decorated and learn my best tips on how to execute this method in the following kit: