Ideas for your next build

Ideas for your next build

Making a house in Minecraft is essential for survival in most situations, but there is a difference between making a house and making a home.

Veteran Minecraft players have likely built more than a few houses in their time, but there’s always the next build to consider. With that in mind, there are plenty of great designs and design philosophies, thanks to the creativity of the gaming community.

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Even if players don’t use the full design, there’s nothing wrong with incorporating certain factors into your future build.


Great Minecraft House Designs Worth Looking For Inspiration

7) Oval grow house

This home is unique but also offers many features (Image via Mojang)
This home is unique but also offers many features (Image via Mojang)

One of the most intriguing designs a Minecraft player could see, this house has an interesting oval shape with access to its rooftop, which sports a farm. Inside, players can find all the necessities they might need, including crafting stations and an enchanted table, while also offering a great view of the surrounding landscape thanks to its wide windows on both sides of the house.

It may not be conventional, but this build incorporates many out-of-the-box designs that players can’t normally represent.


6) Underground House

An underground house, but not too underground, is an interesting design choice (Image via Folli/YouTube)
An underground house, but not too underground, is an interesting design choice (Image via Folli/YouTube)

While many Minecraft players have built houses or bases deep underground, this design keeps construction only superficially below ground level. The physical framework and walls of the house start at ground level and work their way down, providing doorways as entrances where players can walk into the center of their home.

To keep things bright, players can enjoy a large glass roof that lets in plenty of sunlight, while houses deep in the ground would normally have to rely on other light sources such as flashlights or torches.

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5) Mountainside Mansion

Mountains can be hard to build, but this house is visually stunning built into one (Image via Mojang)
Mountains can be hard to build, but this house is visually stunning built into one (Image via Mojang)

There are no two ways to do it. Building a mountain house in Minecraft, especially in Survival Mode, can be a challenging task. However, when done right, there are few houses that look as impressive.

Players will need to take a mountainside build in stride, as one misstep can lead to a very deadly fall, but the end result is certainly worth it. It’s not always necessary to build an entire mansion on or in a mountain, but even a small house can thrive in a mountain biome with enough creativity.


4) House on stilts in the water

Instead of a house by the water, why not a house on the water?  (Image via Mojang)
Instead of a house by the water, why not a house on the water? (Image via Mojang)

Whether Minecraft players build it in a swamp, a lake, or the vast ocean, creating a house built on water is an interesting prospect.

By placing a central deck on stilts with the house on top, the house can rest between the tides of the sea or the calm waters of a river or lake. Of course, players may want to have a boat nearby to find their way back to the mainland, but otherwise a house on the water is a wonderful and unconventional idea.

It’s not uncommon to build a Minecraft house on water, but this particular design maintains the feel of solid ground while resting on bodies of water.

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3) Minimalist river house

Taking a page from the house on stilts, this design brings a modern mansion feel to a house surrounded by water (Image via Mojang)
Taking a page from the house on stilts, this design brings a modern mansion feel to a house surrounded by water (Image via Mojang)

Continuing the water house motif, this Minecraft build is a more modern take on a house that rests on bodies of water.

Mainly made of white concrete and stone, this aesthetically pleasing home appears similar to modern mansion designs, but is condensed and found in the midst of nature while resting on the gentle waters of the river. Well-spaced steps allow players to walk to and from the house, ensuring they won’t need to rely on a boat to travel home.

The open layout is also very nice, forgoing windows in favor of simply being able to see the scenery from openings in the walls.


2) Miniature house

This design is about as small as a functional Minecraft house can get (Image via Confuz/YouTube)
This design is about as small as a functional Minecraft house can get (Image via Confuz/YouTube)

Although many house builds in Minecraft focus on grandeur and incredible size, this design is the exact opposite. Favoring function over form, this house can be an ideal quick build to keep players safe in unfavorable situations, such as being stuck in the dark with hostile mobs wandering around.

Made from nothing more than a few slabs, a door, a few well-placed hatches, and some glass blocks, this little modular house can be built in seconds. Conveniences like flashlights, beds, and chests ensure that Minecraft players can still use the house as they would a larger house before returning to the world.

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1) Abandoned Island House

A decrepit island hideaway is certainly an interesting home design angle (Image via Mojang)
A decrepit island hideaway is certainly an interesting home design angle (Image via Mojang)

Many Minecraft houses pretend to be opulent and beautiful, but this build has a very mysterious and scary approach. Residing in the ocean on an impossibly small chain of islands, a covered tower of a house rises into the sky.

This place appears to be falling apart, overgrown with vegetation, and appears to have a ramshackle composition due to the contrasting block types in the construction. For Minecraft players who want to live in a house with haunting quality, this build can be a great inspiration.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the writer only.


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