Upon its arrival in 2011, Minecraft brought us a novel way to create, explore and have adventures within a virtual environment, and also – as you surely already know – it turned out to be an excellent platform to build structures. In this article, we gather some of the best house designs in Minecraft (some even offer tutorials, so you can also recreate them yourself).
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The best house designs in Minecraft
Modern architecture is seen as a blend of form and function with its vivid colours and fine right angles. This homemade by Keralis shows us exactly why this style is so desirable. Begin by exploring the property, which has a playground, outdoor pool, and terrace patio, before heading inside. When you’re ready, walk through the patio and go through the glass door to enter a beautiful piece of modern art. We recommend taking a moment to enjoy the second-floor living room, which has a magnificent view of the surrounding Minecraft landscape.
Wooden Autumnal House
We can’t help but feel a sense of warmth every time we see this quaint wooden house built by Zaypixel. It’s a creation we’d love to move into if it were available in real life, and not only is the house adorable, it also has several eye-catching features, including a bedroom, a kitchen area with a dining nook, a fireplace, and a beautiful view towards the fall foliage. Best of all, the Zaypixel video includes instructions so you can build this house too.
Maybe modern options are not for you and you prefer a touch of fantasy in your life. This medieval castle is featured in an amazing timelapse video thanks to Cortezerino. As they say in the description of their video, all the construction was done in survival mode and it took about five months to complete. That is dedication! The castle has medieval-style rooms, towers that reach up to the sky and a courtyard protected by defensive walls. All this castle needs is a king or queen to rule these lands.
Many of us can’t afford a mansion, but that’s another good reason to play Minecraft. This realistic Minecraft Builder-designed mansion sits on a stately property, next to a large lagoon-style pool, fire pit, tennis court, and guest house. The mansion has many rooms to explore and is large enough to invite your favourite Minecraft friends over for a night. We recommend entering this house through the main entrance, where you will get an idea of its large scale, then enjoy exploring everything, but try not to get lost in the corridors.
A traditional Japanese home can be quite a relaxing place, and this Bluebits creation helps to see exactly why. A classic Japanese architecture surrounded by a Zen garden, with a bridge and lots of foliage will take you back in time. The best thing is that if you want to enter this house yourself, you can start recreating it thanks to a Bluebits tutorial; in fact, he says the process is relatively easy. If you’re playing survival mode it’s also going to require minimal materials, which makes it a bit more manageable to find what you need.
If farming is one of your favourite activities in Minecraft, then take a look at this huge farm, designed by MAB JUNS. Its terraced wood design offers multiple agricultural plots so you can grow all your essentials. Also, this property has several places to round up your Minecraft horses. The construction may not seem as grand as other houses we have highlighted, but its charm touched our sensibilities.
Underground Survival Base
We already mentioned survival mode, so what’s better than an underground survival base if that’s exactly the model you intend to tackle? Folli shows what they call a “simple little base / underground house with everything you need to get started”. We enjoy some of the fun touches that Folli brings to this base, which we will leave as a surprise for you to discover on your own. Best of all, this underground base looks great from above and isn’t completely hidden from the world thanks to its glass ceiling.
Another splendid Zaypixel entry is this Hobbit hole. Take a step into Tolkien’s world and start making your own home on the side of a small hill, from where you can begin your future adventures to keep the earth in peace. Don’t worry, living next to a hill is not as bad as it sounds; sure, there is a lot of dirt to move, but the final construction is very homey. Check out this tutorial from Zaypixel and recreate this house on your own, but if you find a ring, please keep it responsibly.