One of the big things with Palia is building your house! At least as of the closed beta, your house will start off as a simple one room structure.
To build your first house you are going to need:
When you complete this you will have finished House, Sweet House.
You will also need to complete two quests to make the planks and bricks.
Once you have those you can start the 8 hour process of building the house. When your done, you will wind up with this: