Dollhouse is a way to deploy servers. It is designed to be used with Babushka.
Before you can use Dollhouse to set up a new server you first need to do 2 things.
Enable root access via ssh.
Install your public key in authorized_keys for the root account.
$ scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:.ssh/authorized_keys
Dollhouse does not yet exist in Gem format, we'll fix that soon, so first you need to clone the repo.
$ cd ~/Code $ git clone http://github.com/geelen/dollhouse.git
Next copy the dollhouse directory under examples/demo/config into your rails projects config directory.
Once you've configured dollhouse for you project you can then run dollhouse from within your rails apps root directory using the clones repository.
$ ~/Code/dollhouse/bin/dollhouse.rb list