The house is extremely important for survival in Minecraft. Your home provides you with a safe haven to mine for minerals, build, sleep, explore, and most importantly, defend against creepers and spiders that don't disappear in the morning.
Method 1 of 4: Build the tools
1 Craft a workbench
- Craft a workbench by collecting 4 wood planks.
- Place them in inventory and create a workbench.
Step 2. Create a wooden pickaxe so you can start collecting stone
A wooden pickaxe is crafted by placing three planks vertically in the highest row and two planks horizontally in the middle pillar. On a workbench, it looks like this:
Step 3. Collect enough stone (about 12 blocks) to make a stone pickaxe
Collect these stones using a wooden pickaxe.
Step 4. Make a stone pickaxe
Craft two sticks and three blocks of stone in the same way as you did with a wooden pickaxe, using stones instead of planks. On a workbench, it should look like this:
Step 5. Make a stone ax
Craft two sticks and three stone blocks as follows to make a stone ax:
Step 6. Make a stone shovel
Craft two sticks and one stone block along the vertical line to create a shovel:
Method 2 of 4: Collecting Raw Materials
Step 1. Decide what material you want your house to be
Your home is your hideout, but your hideout can be susceptible to attacks and other disasters if you're not careful. Making a plan ahead of time will help make your home aesthetic and safe to live in.
- Wood is easy to assemble, but it is flammable and can be destroyed by creepers as it has only 15 explosion protection.
- The ground is not on fire, but it is susceptible to explosions from creepers (its defense against explosions is 2, 5) and endwalkers, who can leave holes in the walls. Avoid using it if possible.
- The bricks look nice and they can withstand explosions from creepers (explosion protection is 30), but they are difficult to obtain.
- Cobblestones (they can be obtained) are the ideal material if you are just starting out. Their explosion protection is 30, which means that the explosion of the creeper will only create a small hole in the wall.
- If you're in the desert, sandstone can be a good material. Compress 4 sand into sandstone, and use it to build your house. Keep in mind that sandstone's explosion protection is 4, instead of 30 that cobblestones provide.
- NEVER use sand or gravel, as they are affected by gravity, and at the same time that you will not have a roof, just one creeper is enough for you to say goodbye to your work forever.
Step 2. Collect the tree by chopping down trees with an ax
Depending on the size of your home, you will need 50 to 100 blocks of wood for a typical small home.
Step 3. Collect bricks by firing clay and coal together
For a beginner, crafting this material may be a little advanced, but still possible. To burn it, you need a stove, which can be found in NPC villages, or which can be crafted using 8 cobblestones (leaving the center square of the workbench empty).
- To get a brick block, you need to craft 4 bricks in a square together.
- To build a brick house, you will most likely need about 100 brick blocks, which means more than 400 bricks.
Step 4. Collect the cobblestones in different ways
Cobblestone is the perfect material for the intermediate player looking to build a house. Cobblestone can be obtained in two different ways:
- By mining it. It spawns naturally in dungeons, NPC villages, and fortresses.
- By creating it. Try to build a perpetual cobblestone generator, or create one just by having a junction point of lava and water.
Method 3 of 4: Building a House
Step 1. Build the walls
The ideal size for a home is 7 by 7 blocks, since you can put the door in the middle. The recommended house height is 4 blocks.
Step 2. Build a ceiling over your head with the material of your choice, closing the opening above you
Thus, hostile (or neutral) mobs (creepers, zombies, skeletons, spiders, skeletal riders, landwalkers, slugs, etc.) will not be able to enter the house.
Step 3. Add windows (and light) by burning some sand
Four 2 by 2 windows inserted into different parts of the house of your choice is not a bad idea. Step 4. Create some torches.
You can make a torch using a stick and charcoal over the stick. If you don't have coal, heat up some wood. The wood will turn into charcoal. When light is on, mobs will not spawn, so light sources (torches to begin with, or a jack lamp, or glowstone) are the key to avoiding mobs.
Step 5. Create a door
The door can be created by placing the boards in the 3 by 2. When you create the door, right click on the floor of the house entrance. Step 6. Your main house is ready!
Admire your technological marvel. You can equip your home with various amenities:
- Make a 2 by 2 door from the piston.
- Make a light that only turns on at night.
- Make a TV.
- Craft a bed.
- Build a brick fireplace with a chimney.
Method 4 of 4: Treehouse
Step 1. Collect a lot of wood and make a 3 by 3 shallow pipe out of it
Make it about 10 blocks high.
Step 2. Inside the pipe, put the ladder to the very top, then build a platform at the very top
Shape into your home.
Step 3. Place windows and doors to be safe and enjoy the mountain, forest or ocean views from the blocks
- Hang torches outside to make it easier to find a home at night if you go for resources.
- If you live in the mountains, you can dig there since you are already in the stone.
- Hang torches to keep it light and prevent mobs from spawning near the house.
- Always carry a few larger picks with you when you go mining so you can work longer.
- If it's night outside, do not leave the house without armor, weapons and food, as mobs can attack you.
- If sunset is coming and you haven't even started making a house yet, your best bet is to dig a refuge in the mountain, otherwise you may die.
- Digging a house on the side of a mountain is not a bad start, and most likely your spawn will occur next to the mountains, rather than next to a large home space.
- Make space large enough to accommodate everything.
- Remember to hang torches on your roof, and around your home if you can.
- If you don't want to be disturbed by mobs during construction, you should play in creative mode.
- Never light a fire if you are making a wooden house, as it will burn.
- Don't put your bed right in front of the door. If possible, place the bed against the walls of the house.
- Don't build your home next to or inside a cave. If a creeper comes and blows up your house, then all your work will go down the drain. If you build a house in a cave, make sure the cave is high enough so that no mobs can enter and build a house against the cave wall.
- If possible, build a house near water. Try to build your home on a level surface.