The abandoned residence is found at the entrance to Arefu.
It is a small, one room house that is boarded up when the player first arrives at Arefu. The pen will be occupied by dead brahmin due to The Family's raid which consisted of killing the brahmin as well as terrorizing the residents.
As shown in the map to the right, the house will be referred to as Alan's residence if you have The Family agree to protect Arefu in exchange for blood packs at the end of the quest Blood Ties, because Alan will begin living there to hold up The Family's end of the deal. New brahmin will also appear outside the house once the problems with The Family have been resolved.
- A mirelurk may spawn by the brahmin pen next to the entrance of the abandoned house. It will kill all of the brahmin inside of the pen unless the player kills the mirelurk first.
- If the player positions the 3rd person camera to an angle a message will come up reading "open door", however you will still not be able to enter until completion of "Blood Ties".
The abandoned residence only appears in Fallout 3.