The houses contain beds, a small kitchen, a dining area, and a bathroom in the back. The number of books found in the houses is significant, with 46 small scorched books, 60 small destroyed books, 27 small burned books, and 25 small ruined books on and around the bookshelves. The houses typically have several packs and cartons of cigarettes, tin cans, beer, and other random aid items. The layout of the houses varies slightly from one to another. One house appears to be used for storage, containing crates with Sunset Sarsaparilla and footlockers with ammunition.
Nelson houses appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.