In front of a stone house(se, n, sw and s)

To the north sits a well-kept stone home, with an odd slate roof. Unlike most of the slanted thatched roofs seen in the village, the grey slate tiles of this house look sturdy enough to hold several men's weight. Up on the roof stands a chimney, and beside that, a strange metallic object.
The north door is closed.
The only obvious exits are southeast, north, southwest and south.