The Founders' House is the name given to a house that the Runaway Kids Founders lived in when they were writing the book Legend. It is located in Boulder, Colorado, and is currently used as a museum of the Founders' lives.
Misty moved into the house in 1994. She had just left home, and André was wandering. When André found Misty under the tree, he stayed with her until morning. She woke, and agreed to live with him. This was probably not the smartest of decisions, as he was a stranger living on his own, and she was a lightweight 13-year-old girl. Fortunately, André meant no harm, and he brought her to his real home. Contrary to what she expected, it was a very large house, with five bedrooms.
"Do you really live alone?" Misty asked.
"Yes," André replied.
"It must be lonely, in this big, empty house."
"It is, but I prefer it that way. I like being lonely."
The house was located in a valley close to Boulder, Colorado. André would go into town and work. He had a job at a small newspaper company, and was a top writer there. The editor owned the house that he lived in, but placed it in André's possession for as long as he worked there. However, he was living rent-free in a house that he had not bought, so somebody had to pay the bills. Although André got by on water from a stream, he worked late into the night. He did not mind this, of course, but the editor kept a close eye and would drive him home at the first sign of a hallucination.
The day that André found Misty, he let her settle in to his home. While she swam in the stream, he got to work on his dry grass field. He cut the grass and lay it on her wooden floor, making a meadow for her to walk on. When she returned, she was so excited that she hugged him.
Calvin was found by Andréin 1996. He was being chased by a swarm of bees whom he had taken honey from. André brought Calvin to his house, where he stayed for over three years.