Top 8 Minecraft House Ideas

Top 8 Minecraft House Ideas

One of the fundamental parts of your Minecraft experience is building your forever home. You may be focused on the basics, like building cute houses (we see you, cabins), and simplicity may be key for you. On the other hand, you could be the type to continually expand and use your home as a canvas to display the scope of your travels. Either way, if you’re stumped for ideas on how to add a flourish to the bland, stereotypical four-wall wooden approach, you can start here from our list of 8 favorite Minecraft House builds.

If you’re just starting out, here are three simple starter home basics to consider:

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Below are some of our best Minecraft house ideas; From cute simple builds to elaborate castles, it’s time to make your next home epic; whatever that means to you.

1. Farm

A natural progression for many people due to the importance of farming as you progress through your game, a farm is a wonderful way to naturally expand your home. From building enclosures and stables for your animals to quirky water channels that flow through parts of your house to moisten your crops, you can get really creative here while remaining functional.

Farm in Minecraft

Farm in Minecraft

With the limited scope that these types of builds allow, farms often lend themselves to being cute, quaint, and quirky projects that go great together no matter what environment you choose to build them in.

2. Mansion

For those who want to live more luxuriously, a mansion is a great project to show off the wealth of resources and items you’ve amassed as you explore. Unsurprisingly, the more detailed and expansive the build, the harder it is to run Survival, but if you plan ahead, you can easily have a modular approach to your mansion; build room by room, floor by floor, and add the connective tissue and aesthetic decorations after the fact.

Mansion in Minecraft

Mansion in Minecraft

While you can always discover and take care of the huge Woodland Mansions that spawn in your world, it will most likely feel like an empty victory. Only through hard work and perseverance can the decadence of a mansion truly feel earned.

3. Castle

The ancient construction that everyone has tried at one time or another. Whether you’re an expert builder or just barely know how to build a house in Minecraft, chances are a castle has crossed your mind as a long-term goal. Particularly great alongside other medieval-style builds (even more so if you apply a companion texture pack), castles can seem restrictive in your approach to building them.

Castle in Minecraft

Castle in Minecraft

Free yourself from those limitations! You can choose to create a completely unique castle, or you can take inspiration from famous castles in real life or fiction. Whether it’s Windsor Castle in England, Kaer Morhen from The Witcher series, or Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter, pick something you have a personal affinity for. Not only will it give you the boost to keep up with these long builds, but it can also give you specific items to build with. Start with Hogwarts Great Hall, Castle Greyskull’s drawbridge, whatever it takes to start the process with a memorable section, and build from there.

4. Modern house

With the naturally spawning structures in Minecraft (at least at the time of this writing), almost all of them lean heavily towards rudimentary medieval-style structures with wooden supports and stone accents. Trying to build with similar materials, which happen to be the most abundant early in your game, can start to feel iterative and too similar to the last time you started a new world.

Modern house in Minecraft

Modern house in Minecraft

With that in mind, why not make some bold choices, not only in the design and layout of your home, but also in the materials used? Make a mark on the world that stands out, instead of blending in. With many modern houses, you will see architects looking to build a cool house that is unique. Put on your own architect hat and be weird! After all, Minecraft, being the ultimate creativity tool, should give you a certain amount of personal expression. (If you’re just starting to plan your modern home build, we like this easy video tutorial on how to build your first modern house in minecraft).

5. Tree house

A seemingly simple building idea that can actually be quite difficult to pull off effectively, tree houses can be an eco-friendly way to make your mark on the world. Often quite small and cute (think of an Ewok hut in Return of the Jedi), you’ll probably want to use all-natural materials for these builds so they blend in as much as possible.

Tree house in Minecraft

Tree house in Minecraft

These can be particularly fun if you’re on a multiplayer server, where you intend to hide from your fellow players. For a game that’s all about digging, it’s not often you think about looking up. Add the benefit of often having much better and wider views of your surrounding area, and it seems there are only advantages to creating a home high above the tree line. To get down you can use vines to be as inconspicuous as possible, or ladders/waterfalls if your build is aiming to be bigger.

To see all the types of tree houses you can create, check out our Minecraft Tree House Ideas also.

6. Underwater house

If you like having a fish tank at home in real life, why not build your Minecraft house under the waves? Keep in mind that underwater builds often require a lot of planning up front and a good amount of late-game materials, like the sponge, to help clean up the water efficiently once it seals the room.

Underwater house in Minecraft

Underwater house in Minecraft

Also note that for underwater houses, you are often required to tunnel to get to the house, either straight down through the water or underground, and then back up. within home. Either way, this allows you to think of some unique ideas on how to hide the entrance so that those who aren’t looking too closely won’t even notice you’re living below them. Sneaky, challenging and fun.

7. Sky Island

If living under the waves doesn’t sound appealing to you, how about living in the clouds? Building a base in the sky has many advantages: you’ll be away from most threats (besides gravity), it’s quiet, and you’ll get some awesome views.

Sky Island House in Minecraft

Sky Island House in Minecraft

Using lots of dirt and stone, build and create your own perfect place in the sky. What you’ll definitely want to have is a water source that allows you to swim up and down from your base without the risk of fatal fall damage, so one tip is to incorporate it into an artificial current to accentuate your island in the air. .

8. Hidden Underground Base

The perfect fit for the more discreet among you, having an underground base makes it completely undetectable from the surface. This advantage is further exaggerated if you use a Redstone contraption with hidden doors and moving walls to make your entrance look completely natural, nothing wrong with that.

Here’s an underground house when it’s closed:

Hidden Underground House in Minecraft (Locked)

Hidden Underground House in Minecraft (Locked)

This can even be beneficial in solo play, as having a secret base controlled by Redstone ensures that no mobs can break down a door and invade your private safe space.

Here is the underground house when it was opened:

Hidden underground house in Minecraft (open)

Hidden underground house in minecraft (open)

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Samuel Heaney is a freelance writer with a background in game guides and all things Minecraft. you can follow him on Twitter.

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